The Hunterian, with over 1.5 million objects in its collections, is one of the world’s finest university museums. New state of the art facilities at Kelvin Hall will allow the University of Glasgow to build on its international reputation for collection based research and teaching, allowing much greater access to collections while forging new academic and educational practice.
At Kelvin Hall the University will create research and teaching labs and state of the art conservation studios alongside search and seminar rooms, dedicated postgraduate study space, a conference suite and library. Hunterian staff will have new office space within the development while existing public galleries (Museums, Art Gallery and The Mackintosh House) will remain on the University campus in their current locations.
A range of new postgraduate programmes will be developed at Kelvin Hall as well as a public programme offered by students and curators.
An academy for cultural and heritage skills will offer training and continuing professional development to the museum and cultural heritage sectors, nationally and internationally.