Sunday, April 13, 2014
From the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :
The new exhibition in the Tower Foyer Gallery at the University of Dundee explores the workings of the eye. A variety of early ophthalmic instruments are featured alongside teaching materials, charts, models of the eye and the fascinating artificial eye created by Wilhelm Kühne used to demonstrate refraction phenomena. You might have a feeling of being watched, however - as you wander around the display be aware of the eyes following you! Artworks whose characters’ eyes stare at you have been chosen for this exhibition, along with other imaginative pieces.
The exhibition has been curated by Hope Roberts, who is who is halfway through a year-long internship with the University’s museum service funded by Museums Galleries Scotland through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Skills for the Future programme.
Now open, the exhibition runs until 24th May (Monday to Friday 9.30am to 8.30pm; Saturday 9.30am to 4.30pm).