Hunterian Associates Programme
Following the success of its first two years, The Hunterian Associates Programme was shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Award in Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers. The range of projects has continued to grow, as has the reach across diverse disciplines at the University. HAP 2017 -19 saw the completion of 9 projects, which are listed alpahabetically along with all previous projects at Hunterian Associates projects A-Z.
HAP 2020 is now underway with 6 fascinating new projects planned for late 2020 and throughout 2021. The projects draw on all the university's heritage collections: The Hunterian, Archives and Special Collections. Details will follow soon but by way of a taster, the projects will feature collections including art and artefacts spanning the 16th, 19th and 20th centuries and touch on a variety of themes such as migration, historical and comtemporary (mis)perceptions about alcohol in Scotland, 19th century representations of First Nations peoples and the stories behind artists from the former USSR whose art now resides in the West.
Anyone wishing to discuss this programme or other ways of connecting their research with The Hunterian, can do so by contacting Ruth Fletcher. Searching our collections online is a good way to start your exploration.
About the Programme
Recognised as a Collection of National Significance to Scotland, The Hunterian provides an inventive platform for postgraduate researchers to share their expert knowledge and to develop their skills through meaningful public engagement and knowledge exchange activities.
By proposing creative ways to present their ideas to the wider public, Hunterian Associates are able to broaden their perspectives on their own research, while also bringing the collections to new audiences. Associate projects might last from 12 - 24 months depending on the planned activities as agreed with The Hunterian.
Project outputs might include gallery talks and tours, podcasts focusing on particular artefacts, web-based exhibitions, interpretive performance, or any other form that engages with the public effectively.
Ruth Fletcher, Education Manager, The Hunterian
Telephone: 0141 330 6660