University of Stirling, Art Collection

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The Art Collection at the University is a varied one comprising of over 500 works including paintings, sketches, tapestries, sculpture and silver. Artist search A-Z

The tradition of collecting art goes back to the founding of the University in 1967 when Professor Tom Cottrell was the first Principal. A scientist by training, he came from an artistic background and had very clear ideas about art and its place in society. He felt that art should be part of the everyday experience at the University and it is his philosophy that has been driving and inspiring us to keep on collecting and showing exciting art to the public ever since.

Venue Type:

Archive, Gallery

Opening hours

9am to 10pm 7days throughout the year

Closed: 24th December to 7th January

The majority of the Art Collection can be found in the Pathfoot building. However, art and sculpture are dotted all around the campus. A sculpture trail detailing locations will be available very soon.

Tours of the Art Collection are available on request; please email:

Admission charges


Collection details

Fine Art

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Jazz and Swing Dance with Afternoon Tea

  • 14 May 2016 1-4pm

Go back in time to the era of jazz and swing dancing at our event held in conjunction with the Speaking of the Sky:
Jon Schueler exhibition. We are celebrating the centenary of this American abstract expressionist, who was involved in the jazz scene of the 1950s, at this delightful afternoon event featuring guided tours of the exhibition, afternoon tea, a jazz band and swing dance performance. Who could ask for anything more?


£10 Adults (£6 for children)


University of Stirling, Art Collection
Stirling and Falkirk



Jane Cameron, Art Curator


01786 466050


01786 466 866

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