14 March – 15 June 2014 : Admission £5/£3
Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow
This major new exhibition features a spectacular array of Scottish gold items from the Bronze Age to the present. Focussing on the occurrence of gold in Scotland and Scottish gold mining, Scottish Gold offers a unique opportunity to learn about the precious metal as part of the natural history of Scotland and its historical uses.
Featuring a large selection of the finest Scottish gold specimens and objects made and used in Scotland, the exhibition brings together items from The Hunterian collection and other museums and collections across the UK.
For the first time, several of the largest known Scottish gold nuggets will be displayed together and the surviving gold torcs from the large hoard found at Law Farm, Moray, in 1857 will be reunited. Other key objects include a gold chain and badge of Order of the Thistle, Scottish gold coinage and medals, and superb racing cups.