William Hunter and the Anatomy of the Modern Museum

Hunterian Art Gallery

28 September 2018 – 6 January 2019

Celebrating the William Hunter Tercentenary, this exhibition explores the contexts in which Hunterian founder Dr William Hunter (1718-1783) formed his collections.

Jean-Siméon Chardin, A Lady Taking Tea, 1735

As well as placing the collections in context, this exhibition explores the unique position they occupy in the development of museums as we know them today.

For the first time in 150 years, visitors will be able to see the scale and quality of Hunter's collections all in one place.

The exhibition reunites paintings, ethnographic objects, anatomical and natural history preparations, and items from Hunter's library and great coin collections.

Venue information

Opening times

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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