Emeritus Professor of History of Scottish Art
University of Dundee
Murdo Macdonald is author of Scottish Art (Thames and Hudson, 2000, new edition 2021), Patrick Geddes’s Intellectual Origins (Edinburgh University Press, 2020), and Ruskin’s Triangle (Ma Bibliothèque, 2021). His doctoral thesis (University of Edinburgh, 1986) concerned the relationships between arts and sciences. In that regard he is currently researching the cloud chamber photographs of the Scottish Nobel-prize-winning physicist C. T. R. Wilson. He is a trustee of the Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies. He is an honorary member of the Royal Scottish Academy, an honorary fellow of the Association for Scottish Literature, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. He is emeritus professor of history of Scottish art at the University of Dundee.