Tributes have been paid to popular McManus galleries and museum registrar Sally McIntosh, who has died following a short illness aged 47.
Sally had worked at the museum since 2016, having first come to the city as a student in the 1990s.
Paying tribute, her brother-in-law Paul Thomson said: “She was extremely funny and had a very dry sense of humour.
“She was really into music, particularly American indie bands. She spent a lot of time going to gigs and festivals.
“She worked for a little while at Waterstones in Dundee which was ideal for her. She was very much into reading about Scottish history, as well as jewellery, art and design.
“She also loved to travel. She went to Japan and the US and a number of countries around Europe.”
Sally first came to Dundee in 1990 to study for her Honours degree in jewellery and metalwork at Dundee University.
As an artist, Sally was once commissioned to create a life-sized wire mannequin for Italian fashion label Moschino.
Finishing her degree in 1994, she moved to Aberdeen and worked for a time at both Robert Gordon University and Aberdeen University libraries.
She then went to St Andrews University to complete a postgraduate diploma in museum and gallery studies, before working at Aberdeen Art Gallery where her role included managing the collections and travelling with items.
Paul said that Sally was a very inclusive and caring woman. If there was a big group of people, Sally would make sure everyone felt included, so much so that at a joint 50th birthday party held for him and Sally’s sister Robin, she spent most of the night chatting to a table of youngsters.
Paul added: “She spent all the time with them, chatting and making sure they were enjoying themselves.
“She was always trying to make sure people were included.”
Paul praised Sally as a helpful, thoughtful, talented, smart and supportive woman.
He added: “She was really happy in Dundee. It suited her and she suited Dundee.
“She loved the people she worked with and she loved the job that she was doing.”
Gareth Jackson-Hunt, museum service section leader at Leisure and Culture Dundee, said: “Sally loved working in museums and Dundee museums and art galleries offered a new opportunity to work with a varied and large collection.
“Sally fitted into the team well with her sense of humour and no-nonsense attitude.
“She was a valued member of the team, friend and colleague and will be sadly missed by all who she worked with.”
Sally was also a devoted fan of the TV show Outlander and a prominent member of fan group Outlandish UK.
Lisa Lyall from Outlandish UK said: “Sally was one of the early members of the group which became official in January 2014.
“We grew quickly and we asked her to come on board to help manage the running of the group and to help us organise our next big event which at that time was the Outlandish UK Gathering in Crieff in 2015.
“Her creatively and enthusiasm shone through and helped us bring a very special event to more than 200 people from all over the world. We will miss her greatly but she will always be a part of us.”
A celebration of Sally’s life will be held at Baldarroch Crematorium, Crathes, tomorrow at 2.30pm.
Those attending are asked to wear purple, which was her favourite colour.
Because of Sally’s love for dogs, donations will be collected for Guide Dogs Scotland and Macmillan nurses who looked after her while she was unwell.