Learning Resources

Resources for Home Learning

Our venues are currently closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In response we are developing downloadable Learning from Objects resources to encourage learning at a distance. 

Curling Stone; Pyrite; Wallace wooden Box; Print of The Mandrake: A charm; Ammonite; Print of Mary Queen of Scots; Carved stone balls; Roman Jug fragment

 

Learning from Objects - Activity 1

Curling StoneTry our question and answer activity sheet about this object. It contains an image of the object and related images and questions for a learner.


Learning from Objects - Activity 2

Fools GoldThis activity offers background information, guided discussion points and challenges for the learner.


Learning from Objects - Activity 3

Round wooden trinket boxThis activity offers background information, guided discussion points and challenges for the learner.

 


Learning from Objects - Activity 4

Etching of a witch crouched over a mandrake rootThis activity offers challenges and guided discussion points for the learner. 


Learning from Objects - Activity 5

A Jurassic fossilised ammoniteTry our question and answer activity sheet about this object. It contains images of the object and related images and questions for the learner. 


Learning from Objects - Activity 6

Portrait of Mary Queen of ScotsTry our question and answer sheet about this work of art. It contains an image of the work and related questions. 

 

 


Learning from Objects - Activity 7

Six carved stone ballsThis activity offers background information, guided discussion points and challenges for the learner.


Learning from Objects - Activity 8

Fragment of Roman pottery vessel with handlesTry our question and answer activity sheet about this object. It contains images of the objects and related questions. 


Antonine Wall Resources

A selection of resources related to the permanent display The Antonine Wall: Rome's Final Frontier in the Hunterian Museum.

Antonine Wall display: 5 carved sandstone altars are shown on a plain black background

Ebutius’ Dilemma

Download Ebutius’ Dilemma
An online resource you can enjoy remotely. Note: This resource works best with Firefox or Google Chrome. There may be display issues with other browsers.

Ebutius’ Dilemma is a digital storytelling app developed for The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow as part of the EMOTIVE project, an EU-funded Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation project. The "Ebutius’s Dilemma" EMOTIVE experience uses digital storytelling to interpret The Hunterian's display: The Antonine Wall: Rome's Final Frontier. It was designed to help visitors connect with the objects through the story of the fictional Roman soldier, Ebutius. 

A drawing of three figures: Man, Woman and Child.  The man is wearing Roman dress and sits with head in hands, a worried espression.  The woman and child sit together opposite him

The story is set just before the Roman abandonment of the Antonine Wall where Ebutius has lived for 20 years. He is faced with a difficult choice: should he leave with the Army or stay with his local Caledonian partner and their child, which would amount to disertion? While Using the app you are aksed to help him decide. You will discover objects related to different strands of the story which have emotional relevance to Ebutius.

The story aims to also resonate with today's visitors by using universal themes that transcend time, like love, family, and work. Find out more about the project via the EMOTIVE video: Ebutius' Dilemma


Antonine Wall Resource Kit

Download the Hunterian Antonine Wall Resource kit

The resources in this kit are printed and available for use at the museum (two sets) - simply ask for it at the reception desk. It is provided here as a download for users advance preparation should they need it.

Resources compiled by Caitlin Conlan, MSc Material Culture and Artefact Studies, 2019.


Antonine Wall Teachers' Resource Pack (children aged 8-10)

Download Antonine Wall Teachers' Resource Pack (children aged 8-10) 
Additional reference materials including pre, during and post visit suggestions.

Pack compiled by Grace Hepworth, Msc Museum Studies, 2012


Comic Strip inspired by Roman Shoes

Comic strip story inspired by Roman Shoes at The Hunterian
Head and shoulder cartoon drawings of a man in Roman dress, a woman in celtic dress and a boy wearing a roman soldier's helmetIn support of dissertation research, Museum Studies student, Guillem Martí designed this cartoon strip label depicting a short story inspired by the Roman Shoes featured in the Antonine Wall display. This label was displayed briefly in the museum to allow visitors to comment on their reactions. It is hoped that school children might also enjoy this short story.

Designers: Guillem Martí (Text and Illustration), Msc student in Museum Studies. GCA, University of Glasgow and Diego Zamora (Computer Layout),  Ma Product Design and PhD Candidate. ECA, University of Edinburgh. 


Schools

The Hunterian welcomes school parties to the museum and art gallery. The collections and displays, covering many curricular areas (see Collection Summaries), are suitable for a wide range of ages. Early primary groups are welcome but teachers or group leaders may wish to assess suitability for the group in advance.

What to Expect at the Hunterian Museum

This is a visual resource allowing anyone who may have concerns about visiting unfamiliar buildings or have sensory perception issues, to prepare for their visit.

What to Expect at the Hunterian Museum

Download What to Expect at the Hunterian Museum 
This is a visual resource allowing anyone who may have concerns about visiting unfamiliar buildings or have sensory perception issues, to prepare for their visit.