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University of Dundee: D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum

Door open days

26 September 2020

27 September 2020


University of Dundee has an extraordinary collection from the internationally renowned polymath D'Arcy Thompson - an amazing variety of mammals, birds, fish, insects and reptiles from around the world.

Digital Resources

3D Collection

In 2016 the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum began a project in collaboration with the University's Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification to digitise specimens from the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum.

Smaller specimens were scanned using a Nikon XT H 225ST micro CT scanner, while larger specimens were captured using hand-held structured light scanners (Artec Eva and Artec Space Spider).

The resulting 3D models are hosted online via Sketchfab and are available for viewing and downloading worldwide under a creative commons licence.

Explore specimens in 3D!

Key Information

Architect: Ireland & MacLaren

Building Date: 1883

  • Carnelley Building
  • Park Place,
  • Dundee
  • DD1 4HN