The Hunterian and Stephen’s Reign: The Cartulary of Holy Trinity Priory London

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A guest post by Dr Steve Marritt, Lecturer in History, University of Glasgow. Hunter’s Coin Cabinet contains the most important evidence we have here at the University for the civil war of Stephen’s reign, but Hunter didn’t just collect coins. His manuscript collection, now held by our Library’s Special Collections includes the decorated cartulary of… Continue reading

Auditing The Hunterian Collections

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A student post by Catherine Alameddin, Museum Studies (MSc) programme, University of Glasgow. My name is Catherine, and this summer I completed a project with The Hunterian, as part of my Masters programme in Museum Studies at the University of Glasgow, which culminated in a dissertation level report of my process and findings.  The procedure… Continue reading

The Many Caves of Fingal

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A student post by Antonios Chaliakopoulos, MSc Museum Studies student, University of Glasgow. From January until April 2019 I worked for The Hunterian on a work placement jointly supervised with the Special Collections of University of Glasgow Library to research material for the future exhibition “Old ways and New Roads: Travels in Scotland, 1720-1822”. The… Continue reading

Working with The Hunterian Zoology collections

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A student post by Jonathan Norkiewicz, MSc Museum Studies student, University of Glasgow. During the spring semester of my Museum Studies postgraduate programme I undertook a Zoology work placement with The Hunterian. The goal of this work placement was the creation and updating of The Hunterian’s records in regard to the domestic animal remains in the Kelvin Hall dry storage… Continue reading

Autism in Museums: Creating Autism-friendly pre-visit Resources for the Hunterian Museum

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A student post by Aimee Fletcher, Museum Studies (MSc) programme, University of Glasgow. An introduction from Ruth Fletcher, Education Manager, The Hunterian This project forms part of an overall drive to enhance The Hunterian’s accessibility provision, seeking to review our interpretation resources and support services to ensure that our displays and venues are as accessible… Continue reading

Collections Outreach 2019: Student Engagement meets Widening Participation

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A staff post by Ruth Fletcher, Student Engagement Officer at The Hunterian. Background to the projectThis project has been running each year in various forms since its first pilot by Hunterian Head of Education Monica Callaghan in 2014, later taken over by me. It has involved teams of undergraduate students (15 – 25 students at… Continue reading

The Hunterian hosts UNIVERSEUM 2018

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A staff post by Dr Maria Economou, Senior Lecturer in Museum Studies at The Hunterian. The Hunterian has hosted the most successful Universeum Network Meeting to date, at Kelvin Hall on 13 – 15 June 2018. Universeum is the European Academic Heritage Network, bringing together the continent’s university museums. It is concerned with academic heritage in… Continue reading