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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

Public Engagement for PGRs: The Hunterian Associates Programme

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A student post from Jade Scott, former Hunterian Associate. Jade has recently submitted her PhD in English Language and is preparing for her viva. Her thesis examines the exile experience and agency of a sixteenth-century noblewoman, Lady Anne Percy, through her surviving letters. She also works as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the department of… Continue reading

EMOTIVE Experience Design Workshop – How do museum professionals design new digital experiences for their visitors?

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A staff post from the University of Glasgow EMOTIVE team. If you happened to wander into the Hunterian museum at the University of Glasgow on a snowy Thursday afternoon in late February, you would have been witness to the first EMOTIVE user prototype workshop in action. You would have encountered 30 adults wrestling with bits… Continue reading

The first work placements in The Hunterian at Kelvin Hall – Scottish History Honours, Semester 1, 2016/17

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A staff post from Ruth Fletcher, Student Engagement Officer at The Hunterian. As Student Engagement Officer at The Hunterian I am tasked with developing and implementing various ways for University of Glasgow students to incorporate collections and public engagement into their learning, research, and personal development. One key aspect of this work is the arrangement… Continue reading