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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

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