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John Franklin: Death in the Archives

This Halloween we’re holding a special event, Death in the Archives, where we’ll be exploring the darker side of the Caird Library. We’ll be looking at material from the doomed Arctic Expedition led by John Franklin and asking what happened to his men. In May 1845 two ships, HMS Erebus…

Mr and Mrs Maskelyne

Just this morning a pair of miniatures of Nevil Maskelyne and his wife, Sophia Rose Maskelyne, went on display in Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude. Very recently acquired by the Museum, they were painted in 1801 and 1803 respectively by Mary Byrne, with Nevil Maskelyne paying £10…

John Everett: Dazzle!

Visitors to the Queen’s House will have noticed that the drawings by Gladys E. Reed, William Dring, John Worsley and John Kingsley Cook shown as part of War Artists at Sea, came off display last month. This is because works on paper are particularly sensitive to light and can only…

Collections search functioning again

   Uncategorized   October 9, 2014  2 Comments

Thanks for your patience as we fixed the issues relating to search results. We have fixed all known problems related to searching by object number and title, as well as filtering on advanced search with the artist/maker checked. You may need to refresh your cache in your browser if you…

Halloween Late: Death in the Archives. Trim the Cat

We’re exploring the darker side of our archives this Halloween with a special Halloween Late. Life can be dangerous at sea no matter how big or small you are. As a small kitten, Trim the Cat, lifelong friend and companion of Matthew Flinders, fell overboard while playing with his brothers…