Case Studies: Collaboration

Oxford University Museum of Natural History | Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge | Manchester Museum

GB3D Type Fossils Online

A collaboration with the British Geological Survey, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales and JISC on GB3D Type Fossils Online, a database of high-resolution photographs, stereo anaglyphs and 3D models of around 25,000 British type fossil specimens, creating a highly valuable resource for taxonomic research

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UCL Museums | University of Reading Museums

Object Based Learning for Higher Education

Open Educational Resources have been developed around the combined museums’ collections, underpinned by around 150,000 digital object records and tailored to meet the needs of HE students. Topics include vertebrate diversity for life sciences, portrait highlights based on art collections, and ethical practice in museum studies 

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The Oriental Museum, Durham University

Partnering with Durham’s Chinese community

A mutually beneficial relationship in which the volunteer-run Chinese School is encouraged to use the Museum socially and for teaching, helping the museum staff to get to know the members of the Chinese community while enhancing the School’s cultural and linguistic education 

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Grant Museum, UCL

New technologies for visitor interaction

Academics from several UCL departments developed QRator, a ground-breaking interactive iPad label system. The success of the museum pilot led to QRator’s being cited internationally and to a collaboration with the Imperial War Museum and a partnership with the University of the Arts London in the Share Academy programme to bring QRator and similar innovations – notably an experimental UCL Museums developed measure of wellbeing – to the wider cultural sector. 

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Our collections guide and inform HE research as well as community outreach and accessibility.

UCL Qatar

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