The gallery’s collection includes a large number of works by James McNeill Whistler and an important collection of work by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The collection is also home to a number of Old Master paintings including pieces by Rembrandt, Chardin and Stubbs.
Over the last five years the Hunterian has developed an important collection of works by leading contemporary artists. New acquisitions seek to complement and investigate the museum’s permanent collections, including notable pieces by Lucy Skaer, Ilana Halperin, Mat Collishaw, Mark Dion and Christine Borland.
The gallery has an active exhibition programme, taking its focus from The Hunterian’s on going collections based research.
Part of the largest modern library complex in Europe, the Hunterian is a stunning building with bas relief aluminium doors designed by the sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi.
In front of the gallery is a lovely sloping park designed by artist Christine Borland, working with the landscape architects, Loci Design. Borland was inspired through the long working relationship that she has developed with the medical research departments within the University.