The face of a stone goddess without eyes. Behind her men shoot arrows at approaching cavalry.

Museums of the University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews is Scotland's first university, founded in 1413. Like the University, its Museums are rooted in and draw inspiration from this 600-year history of research and teaching, and the pursuit of knowledge for the common good.

The Museums' collections are of national and international interest and importance and consist of around 115,000 artefacts and specimens.

Museum collections are featured at the Wardlaw Museum and the Bell Pettigrew Museum, stored and studied in a dedicated Collections Centre, displayed across the University campus, and lent for exhibition nationally and internationally.

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Iran: Wonders of Nature at the Wardlaw Museum from 28 January to 12 May 2024

sidereal. the afterimage is an art installation by Barbara Morton, in the Research Studio until 16 May 2024.

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