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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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Artist Arts & Humanities

Projects 2015 2016

Research Output 2004 2019

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

Biological Sciences
60 Downloads (Pure)

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

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)
136 Downloads (Pure)

"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
Bone and Bones

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

Biological Sciences
2 Citations (Scopus)
75 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access

Activities 2014 2019

  • 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

Ballads of Battle: Joseph Lee, Poet and Artist

Matthew Jarron (Organiser)
27 Aug 201626 Nov 2016

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