Curating Discomfort

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A staff post from Zandra Yeaman, Curator of Discomfort at The Hunterian. After many years of agitating and campaigning for change within cultural and heritage institutions from the outside, I find myself working on the inside with The Hunterian as their Curator of Discomfort. Since my post has been publicised, many people have been curious… Continue reading

From Outlander Obsessive to Numismatics Volunteer

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A student post by Stephanie Shakay Tierney, MSc Museum Studies (Grad Dec 2019) at the University of Glasgow. Introduction by Hunterian Education Manager, Ruth Fletcher. Reflecting on volunteering at The Hunterian both pre and during the pandemic, Stephanie Shakay Tierney, MSc Museum Studies (Grad Dec 2019) gives an insight into the professional and in this… Continue reading

The Mystery of the Mearns Witches’ Toadstone

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A student post by Nadine Fussi, MSc Museum Studies student at the University of Glasgow. Introduction by Hunterian Education Manager, Ruth Fletcher. In another contribution from our Student Voice team, here is a piece by Nadine Fussi, Masters student of Museum Studies. Nadine moved to Glasgow after finishing her BA in Archaeology at Freie Universität Berlin. An… Continue reading

The Julia Procula Coin

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A student post from Isabel Ferrari, Hunterian MuSE volunteer. Introduction by Hunterian Education Manager, Ruth Fletcher. This student post comes from one of the student volunteers from a newly established project team: LGBTQ online at The Hunterian (working title), through which we hope to reveal LGBTQ+ stories from the Hunterian collections that are there but… Continue reading

Archaeological Illustration in The Hunterian: Drawing a Small Flint Tool

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A student post from Rosemary Hanson, an archaeology masters student at the University of Glasgow, MSc Material Culture and Artefact Studies. During the first few months of 2020, I undertook a project of archaeological illustration for a number of small stone tools held by the Hunterian Museum as part of a masters degree in Archaeology… Continue reading

Zoology: Digitising the Demonstrations

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A staff post by Maggie Reilly, Curator of Zoology at The Hunterian. Many of us involved in teaching are working flat out to prepare digital versions of practical classes. As everyone knows by now, almost all teaching has moved on-line – certainly lectures, seminars, tutorial groups and so on. Digital teaching presents obvious difficulties for… Continue reading

My first post-Covid 19 visit to The Hunterian: Reflections of a student guide

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A student post from Julian Quinault, Hunterian MuSE guide. Introduction by Hunterian Education Manager, Ruth Fletcher. In March this year, our most recent recruits to the MuSE programme (Museum Student Educators) were just beginning to try out their recently learned tour material.  Some of them had not even given their first tour when lockdown was… Continue reading