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Personal profile


Matthew has a BA Hons in Archaeology from the University of York, a postgraduate diploma in Museum & Gallery Studies from the University of St Andrews and is a member of the Museums Association.

Prior to his post of Museum Curator here in Dundee, Matthew has filled various posts in the Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Scotland, East Lothian Museums, National Museums of Scotland and the St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum.

Matthew is responsible for the care, interpretation and accessibility of the University’s museum collections, which are used for learning and teaching within the University and for public engagement and wider impact locally and globally. He ensures that Museum Services plays an important role in transforming the University’s educational and cultural offer and helps to build its distinctive identity.

He is also actively involved in several organisations locally and nationally, including the University’s Culture & Arts Committee, the Abertay Historical Society, the Tayside Museums Forum, University Museums in Scotland (UMiS) and the Scottish Society for Art History.

Matthew’s research focuses on the history of art and science in Dundee, particularly in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He has curated numerous exhibitions and has organised several conferences including On Growth and Form 100 (in collaboration with the University of St Andrews, 2017), Scottish Art in the Great War (on behalf of Scottish Society for Art History, 2015) and Riddles of Form – Trienniel conference of the International Association of Word & Image Studies (co-organiser, 2014).

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Research Output

Riddles of Form: D'Arcy Thompson in Word and Image

Jarron, M., 27 Mar 2019, Art and Science in Word and Image: Exploration and Discovery. Williams, K., Aymes, S., Baetens, J. & Murray, C. (eds.). Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, p. 13-26 14 p. (Word and Image Interactions; vol. 9).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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    On Growth and Form at 100

    Jarron, M., Dec 2018, In : Mathematical Intelligencer. 40, 4, p. 30-32 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    "Cell and tissue, shell and bone, leaf and flower" - On Growth and Form in Context

    Jarron, M., Jun 2017, In : Mechanisms of Development. 145, p. 22-25 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    176 Downloads (Pure)

    Growing and Forming: Essays on D'Arcy Thompson

    Jarron, M., Caudwell, C. & PierceOwen, M., 13 Oct 2017, Dundee: Abertay Historical Society. 112 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Activities

    • 5 Festival/Exhibition
    • 1 Participation in conference
    • 1 Schools engagement
    • 1 Invited talk

    Art for All - The Pioneering History of Public Art in Dundee

    Matthew Jarron (Speaker)

    13 May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    First Minister's Reading Challenge - Visit from St John's High School

    Matthew Jarron (Organiser), , Erin Hardee (Organiser), , Heather Doran (Organiser), , Damon Herd (Organiser), & Edward Small (Participant)

    10 May 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesSchools engagement

    Designed to Inspire

    Matthew Jarron (Organiser)

    9 Jul 201810 Oct 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesFestival/Exhibition

    A Sketch of the Universe: Art, Science and the Influence of D’Arcy Thompson

    Matthew Jarron (Organiser)

    19 Nov 201619 Feb 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesFestival/Exhibition

    John Duncan (1866-1945)

    Matthew Jarron (Organiser)

    1 Jul 201628 Jul 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesFestival/Exhibition