Posts by Harriet Gaston

Alexander Stevens and the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914 – 17

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A staff post from Jesper Ericsson, Curatorial Assistant at The Hunterian. Whilst working on cataloguing Dr William Hunter’s collection of British historical medals last year, I came across an item in another tray that I had never handled before – a rare, silver Polar Medal. It immediately piqued my interest. Engraved on the rim was: ‘A… Continue reading

First Minister’s Visit – 11 November 2016

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A staff post from Harriet Gaston, Communications Manager at The Hunterian. We were delighted to welcome First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, to our new Hunterian Collections Study Centre at Kelvin Hall last week. The First Minister was here to officially open Kelvin Hall at a special ceremony on 11 November. After unveiling a plaque to commemorate… Continue reading

From Research to Museum: Behind the Scenes with The Hunterian Associates

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A student post from Angela Massafra, PhD student, Archaeology, University of Glasgow. “I would love to work for a museum”. Who doesn’t know a person who ever said this kind of sentence? I know roughly a dozen…and I am one of those. I was one of those children who’d rather spend summer vacations in a museum than… Continue reading

About Us

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Founded in 1807, The Hunterian is the University of Glasgow’s museum and art gallery and home to one of the finest university collections in the world. For over 200 years we have collected across multiple disciplines for research, teaching and learning. The original collection, bequeathed by Dr William Hunter in 1783, has grown substantially and… Continue reading


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Welcome to the very first post on The Hunterian Blog. This new venture from The Hunterian – the University of Glasgow’s museum and art gallery – will feature a range of posts from Hunterian staff, the students who work with us and some special guests. Covering all things Hunterian, from our exhibitions and displays to collections and current… Continue reading