A Factory in Miniature:
Abertay University and Jute Training, 1889-1984

Welcome to “A Factory In Miniature: Abertay and Jute Training, 1889-1984” an online exhibition exploring Abertay University’s link to the world famous jute industry of Dundee using the university’s Archives and the collections of the Verdant Works Museum.

To navigate through the exhibition click and drag the image in the direction you want to go in, and then click on any items you would like to look at. To view any items in more detail scroll to the bottom of the description and click on “View Item”.

As you go through the exhibition, audio clips will play alongside some items from an interview with the last Head of the Textiles Department, Jim Gordon. You can find out more about him, and hear more extracts here.

If you would like more detail or information about any part of this exhibition please contact Abertay University Archives: archives@abertay.ac.uk. You will find introduction videos for the exhibition here

More information about the University Archives is available here.

Get the full experience by viewing our exhibition in landscape mode.

Three Logos. The Heritage Fund, Verdant Works, and Abertay University.