The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery has lived through the evolution of both universities and museums as institutions. Most recently, The Hunterian repositioned itself as a museum that aims to better serve its academic population and align directly with the aims of the University. Initiatives like the MUSE (MUseum Student Educators) and Hunterian Associates Programme, and various forms of work placement formalise the student learning experience both for the student and for staff.
This presentation asks:
- What can, and should, university museums provide for their institution's students?
- How can university museums provide meaningful learning experiences for students whilst meeting core university and museum agenda?
- Can university museums ensure that learning experiences are beneficial to both students and staff?
- What are the challenges of working to the academic timetable?