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Ref No GH/1684
Title Polygon catalogues
Date 1985-1990
Description Polygon catalogues; Autumn '85/Spring '86; Spring/Summer 1989; Autumn 89/Spring 90; Autumn 90.
Level Fonds
Extent 4 catalogues
Access Status Open
Access Conditions Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.
Language English
Admin History Murdo MacDonald is Professor of History of Scottish Art, University of Dundee based at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Perth Road, Dundee.Murdo Macdonald is Professor of History of Scottish Art at the University of Dundee. His doctoral thesis (University of Edinburgh, 1986) explored the relationships between art and science. He was editor of Edinburgh Review from 1990-1994. He is author of Scottish Art in Thames and Hudson’s World of Art series. His recent research focus has been as principal investigator of an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project Window to the West/ Uinneag dhan Ŕird an Iar: Towards a Redefinition of the Visual within Gaelic Scotland (2005-2011). This is a collaboration between the Visual Research Centre of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee and Sabhal Mňr Ostaig, the Gaelic College in the Isle of Skye. It explores the inter-relationships of contemporary art, Gaelic language and culture, and art history. A further research interest is in the generalist ideas of the cultural activist and ecologist Patrick Geddes. He is currently engaged in research into art and Robert Burns and art and James Macpherson’s Ossian. In 2013 he identified (with Eric Shanes) at lost ‘Ossian’ work by J. M. W. Turner. In 2014, with the help of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, he began to explore I detail the wider cultural significance of photographs of elementary particle tracks made by the Nobel-Prize winning Scottish physicist, C T R Wilson. He was made an Honorary Member of the Royal Scottish Academy in 2009.

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