The Unrivalled Collection
- The Hunterian Gallery |
- Talk and Tour |
- Saturday, 16 March 2013 - 10:30 until 13:00
"The Unrivalled Collection" celebrates the bicentenary of the publication of the Hunterian's first and only catalogue and guide. Published in 1813, the author, Captain James Laskey, the catalogue describes Scotland's oldest surviving public museum as it was presented to visitors after it opened in 1807. The exhibition focuses on items featured in the book, many of which have not been on display in recent years, including one of the first casts of the Rosetta stone and items from Captain Cook's voyages between 1768 and 1780.
The curator of the exhibition Geoff Hunter will give a group talk and tour.
This event has been organised by a local supporter group to help raise money for the Art Fund.