Hunterian Associates Programme

A student is giving a presentation in the museum. A crowd of people stand facing her to listenFollowing 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. All previous are listed alphabetically in the Hunterian Associates projects A-Z.

HAP 2020 is now underway with seven 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 contemporary (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 FletcherSearching our collections online is a good way to start your exploration.


‌‌‌‌Taken from above the scene looking down, we can see student standing in ground floor foyer of the museum, in front of a display case.  A crowd of people stand listening to her.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.  


A student stands behind a table in an art gallery talking about the rare book which sits on the table on a protective cushion. Two people are in front of the table listening.Contact

Ruth Fletcher, Education Manager, The Hunterian

Telephone: 0141 330 6660

Images from top:
Mona O'Brien, "Pox and Prejudice" HAP 2016; Ruth Turner, "Objects of Reminiscence", HAP 2015; Jade Scott,"Hunting Rebels", HAP 2014

Current Projects