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Current Exhibitions: Gateway Galleries

Scotland Through the Lens: 175 Years of Documentary Photography

Exhibition poster for Scotland Through the Lens, 2016

2 September - 10 December 2016

Scotland Through the Lens explores local and national history as captured by Scottish photographers. Come and take a closer look at photographs of people working at sea, living on the land and the development of urban spaces over the past 175 years. The exhibition is drawn from the Special Collections at the University of St Andrews Library and highlights the way in which documentary photography offers alternative ways of seeing, recording and understanding the events and situations that have shaped our world.

 

Journeys – 600 Years of the University of St Andrews

Permanent exhibition

This exhibition aims to celebrate the University’s long and distinguished history, placing key events in the context of other world events and examining this history from the point of view of students (both past and present), staff and the general St Andrews community.

The exhibition is laid out in four display cases, with one theme per case being examined:

  • Journeys Through Time
  • Journeys Around the World
  • Journeys of the Imagination
  • Armchair Journeys

Objects from across the University’s collections and from a broad range of time periods are displayed to help visitors examine these themes, and personal responses to (or recollections of) these objects form a basis to help visitors connect with them.

Two large wall spaces contain a timeline of University events, placed in context of Scottish and world events and a wall graphic based on benefactors to the University.