Applications open for Hunterian Associates Programme

Issued: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:33:00 GMT

‌A unique research and public engagement programme, run by The Hunterian, is currently recruiting postgraduate researchers from all four Colleges to use their research in knowledge exchange in a museum and gallery setting.

The Hunterian Associates Programme uses The Hunterian’s vast collections of artefacts relating to art, science and medical history to drive a programme of knowledge exchange between academics and the public. It not only aims to communicate university research to a wider audience, it also increases the access and visibility of the rarely seen items in the Hunterian’s collections.

Each Associate will be responsible for delivering public engagement event, or programme of events, related to their particular area of expertise. There are opportunities for researchers from all backgrounds, whether you are based in the College MVLS, Science and Engineering, Social Sciences or Arts.

In partnership with the relevant Graduate School, The Hunterian provides resources and training to successful applicants to deliver their proposed events. The time commitment varies from project to project, but in recognition of the demands on 1st and final year researchers, it is considered to be most apprpriate to 2nd and 3rd year researchers. Starting in March, the yearly cycle culminates in a public showcase event in October to celebrate the range of projects completed.

Project delivery and outputs are decided by the individual Associates, but in the past have included gallery talks, tours, podcasts, web-based displays outreach events performances and installations. Each project is expected to deliver an appropriate dissemination strategy that is designed to share the research story, and findings, beyond the confines of traditional academic discourse.

If you are a postgraduate researcher and would be interested in becoming a Hunterian Associate, contact Ruth Fletcher at the Hunterian for further details

View the outputs of previous projects here.

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