Author Dan Brown's best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code has undoubtedly re-ignited popular interest in emblematic culture.

Author Dan Brown's best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code has undoubtedly re-ignited popular interest in emblematic culture. Developed in the 1500s, emblems, or more specifically emblem books, were fashionable and socially influential objects within literature and the arts. This summer the University of Glasgow's Hunterian Art Gallery will be showcasing its renowned collection of emblem books to chart their historical impact and to illustrate their contemporary significance.

Hunterian Art Gallery

University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G12 8QQ

0141 330 4221

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Hunterian Art Gallery Tue–Sat 10am–​5pm, Sun 11am–​4pm. Mackintosh House Guided tours Tue - Fri, 10am - 12.30pm. Self guided from 1pm and at weekends. Last entry 4.15pm (3.15pm Sun).

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