Posts by Harriet Gaston

Showcasing EMOTIVE storytelling about Romans at the Antonine Wall at European Researchers’ Night – Explorathon 2017

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A staff post by Dr Maria Economou and Hilary Young from the University of Glasgow EMOTIVE team. European Researchers’ Night, or Explorathon as it is known across Scotland, has become an established event in researchers’ public engagement calendar going from strength to strength across Europe since 2005 when it started, and since 2014 in Scotland.… Continue reading

Aluminium in Scotland: The Alcan Collection

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A staff post by Jesper Ericsson, Curatorial Assistant at The Hunterian. The production of aluminium in Scotland stretches back more than a century. Harnessing hydroelectric power, it beckoned a new era of industry for the Highlands, seen previously as a remote and inaccessible part of the country. A lightweight and versatile metal, Scottish aluminium was… Continue reading

Cook Islands Research Visit

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A staff post by Lizzie O’Neill, Digital Collections Manager at The Hunterian and Harriet Gaston, Communications Manager at The Hunterian. This week, we were delighted to welcome Dr Michaela Appel from The Museum Fünf Kontinente in Germany and Ngaa Kitai Taria Pureariki from Aitutaki in the Cook Islands. They visited the Hunterian Museum and our… Continue reading