Working with The Hunterian Zoology collections

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A student post by Jonathan Norkiewicz, MSc Museum Studies student, University of Glasgow. During the spring semester of my Museum Studies postgraduate programme I undertook a Zoology work placement with The Hunterian. The goal of this work placement was the creation and updating of The Hunterian’s records in regard to the domestic animal remains in the Kelvin Hall dry storage… Continue reading

Autism in Museums: Creating Autism-friendly pre-visit Resources for the Hunterian Museum

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A student post by Aimee Fletcher, Museum Studies (MSc) programme, University of Glasgow. An introduction from Ruth Fletcher, Education Manager, The Hunterian This project forms part of an overall drive to enhance The Hunterian’s accessibility provision, seeking to review our interpretation resources and support services to ensure that our displays and venues are as accessible… Continue reading

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

The Hunterian Associates Programme: What I Have Learned

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A student post from Charlotte Orr, PhD candidate in Medical Humanities at the University of Glasgow. Participating in bespoke training; embarking on research related to (and completely unrelated to!) my PhD; engaging diverse audiences at prestigious public events: these are a few features of The Hunterian Associates Programme (HAP) that convinced me to apply. Building… 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

Brennan Artefacts at The Hunterian

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A guest post by Tania Konn-Roberts, Honorary Research Fellow (formerly Head of Russian and East European Collections), University of Glasgow. Hugh George Brennan, Glasgow University’s first lecturer in Russian, had lived and worked in Russia for many years prior to arriving in Glasgow with his Russian wife in 1917. When she died in Glasgow in 1942… 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