If you are a current University of Glasgow Postgraduate Research Student, you could be a Hunterian Associate!
We are holding a free drop-in information session on the Hunterian Associate Programme (HAP) on Thursday, 17th December 2015, between 3-5pm in the Henry Heaney Room on level 12 of the library.
Staff from Special Collections, Archive Services and HAP will be on hand to answer questions about the resources available, and to discuss possible research projects based in Special Collections and Archives. Current Hunterian Associates will also be on hand to chat about their own experiences.
Being part of the Hunterian Associates Programme:
The Hunterian is currently seeking applications to its 2016 programme. This programme offers the opportunity for Postgraduate Researchers to apply their knowledge and expertise in new ways, leading to public engagement with their research, and to develop a range of skills as outlined in the Researcher Development Framework. Given the huge diversity of the collections held between The Hunterian, University Archive Services and Special Collections, this programme is relevant to researchers of any discipline.
Once approved by both collections staff and academic supervisors, Hunterian Associates undertake a project of their own design, which connects their research with one or more objects from our world class collections. This project might form a part of their final thesis, or a related but separate output of their research. Previous projects have led to public events on and off campus, gallery and museum talks, online resources including videos, podcasts and blogs and one publication. Established Hunterian programmes, such as the Science Showcase and the popular Insight Talks, offer outlets for project activities.
In return for the new interpretation of our collections, Associates receive training and guidance in writing for the web, the creation of digital media and in public speaking. As well as this, they benefit from access to artifacts and curatorial time. An increasingly popular showcase event, held in one of The Hunterian’s prestigious venues, is the highlight of the HAP calendar.
So why not take some time to have a look at the amazing collections that the university holds, and consider how you could become one of the next Hunterian Associates?
HAP 2016 Taster Series:
Dec 15th, 11 – 12: The Hunterian (Museum), Scientific & Medical History Collections: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hunterian-associates-programme-taster-2016-scientific-and-medical-history-tickets-19854716993
Dec 16th, 11 – 12: The Hunterian (Art Gallery), Art Collections: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hunterian-associates-programme-taster-2016-art-collections-tickets-19854954704
Dec 17th, Drop-In 3-5pm: Henry Heaney Seminar Room, Special Collections and University Archives: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hunterian-associates-programme-taster-2016-special-collections-university-archives-tickets-19819163652
Jan 2016, Date to be confirmed: The Hunterian (Museum & Graham Kerr building), Natural History and Historical Collections