Matthew Jarron is Curator of the University of Dundee Museum Collections, which comprise over 32,000 artefacts and specimens including a significant collection of over 8,000 works of art and design. The collection has particular strengths in Scottish modern and contemporary art and includes notable holdings of artists’ books, printmaking, comics art and video art. Matthew is responsible for displaying the collections in a variety of public venues including the Tower Foyer & Lamb Galleries, the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum and the Tayside Medical History Museum.
Matthew has a particular interest in the history of art and science in Dundee and is the author and/or editor of several publications including Independent & Individualist: Art in Dundee 1867-1924 (2015), Growing and Forming: Essays on D’Arcy Thompson (2017) and Creatures of Fancy: Mary Shelley in Dundee (2019). He has also had papers published in a wide variety of journals including the Journal of the Scottish Society for Art History, the Journal of Illustration, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, International Journal of Comic Art, The Mathematical Intelligencer and Word and Image Interactions.
He is a former Chair of the Scottish Society for Art History and helps to organise the Society’s annual conferences and other events.