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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

Age of Empire: The Coats Collection of Military Medals

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A staff post by Jesper Ericsson, Curatorial Assistant: Coin Room at The Hunterian. A leading Scottish industrialist of his day, Thomas Coats (1809 – 1883) made the Ferguslie Thread Works in Paisley world famous. He was also a great collector. Between 1871 and 1882, Coats amassed a significant number of coins, tokens, badges, historical medals… Continue reading

Museum Week The Professionals: Communications

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Museum Week is an opportunity to share our objects and the inner workings of The Hunterian with a wider audience. Today we focus on The Professionals, the people who bring you the museum and gallery you know and love. Marketing a Museum Communications Manager Harriet Gaston shares her thoughts. Why did you want to work… Continue reading

Museum Week The Professionals: Collections Management

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Museum Week is an opportunity to share our objects and the inner workings of The Hunterian with a wider audience. Today we focus on The Professionals, the people who bring you the museum and gallery you know and love. Managing a Museum Collection Head of Collections Management, Malcolm Chapman, answered a few questions for us.… Continue reading

Visit Six Hunterian Venues in a Day

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If you’ve heard of The Hunterian but haven’t got round to seeing us yet, this is the perfect time. Over 200 years old (and looking well on it if we might say so), as we approach founder William Hunter’s 300th birthday, let us take you on a guided tour of our Glasgow based venues. The… Continue reading

Working in Collections Management: Exhibition Installation

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A staff post by Nicola Scott, Collections Management Assistant at The Hunterian. The Hunterian has an abundance of displays and sites to explore; from the Zoology Museum in the Graham Kerr Building to the newest edition of the Orientation Space at Kelvin Hall. There is, however, another, lesser known Hunterian exhibition space. Seventy miles away… Continue reading

Reception marks Drever Scholarship and donation to The Hunterian

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A staff post by Dr Nicky Reeves, Curator of Scientific Instruments at The Hunterian. On Monday, February 12, 2018 The Hunterian was delighted to attend a reception hosted by The Principal to acknowledge the bequest to the School of Physics and Astronomy of £500,000 from the estate of Professor Ronald Drever to fund a scholarship… Continue reading