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University receives funding for hazardous museum collections

A fertility doll made from elephant dung is one of the items that will benefit from new funding from Museum Galleries Scotland.

1 February 2020University news

Secret history of Fife market town revealed

The Cupar Burgh Council records are the current focus of archival cataloguing by the University of St Andrews.

9 October 2019Local community

Smithsonian curator to lead St Andrews museums

The University has appointed a new Director of Museums to lead on a significant period of transformation for its galleries and collections.

16 April 2019University news

Tennyson in focus

One of the most famous nineteenth-century collaborations between a poet and a photographer finds a home at the University of St Andrews.

3 January 2019University news

Hidden burgh: restoring Cupar’s place at the heart of Fife

A comprehensive record of six centuries of a Fife town’s history is set to be catalogued for the first time.

22 June 2018Local community

Award-winning Fife museum to close for redevelopment

The University's award-winning museum will close for a £1.6m expansion that will provide extra exhibition space.

21 June 2018Local community

Lost letters from historical greats rediscovered

Letters from Burns, Lord Byron, Beethoven and Ben Franklin among those donated to the University

24 October 2017Research

Rare 15th century prayer book acquired by University

Exquisite illuminations cast light on the past 

26 December 2016Research

Research library named after former Principal

Project commended for “sensitivity and respect”

23 June 2016University news

Whaling: Poles apart

New exhibition sheds light on changing attitudes to whaling

26 March 2015Research