Impact and Engagement: the film

This film explores the wide ranging impacts of the UK’s University Museums: enhancing teaching, supporting research, engaging with the public and more……

The film was generously supported by Arts Council England, and produced  in conjunction with Universities UK.   It was launched during Universities Week 2014.  The film was produced by Inspired Films


With thanks to the following museums and collections:

The Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford Free Family Fun at the Ashmolean Museum

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham Artistic Responses at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts (Creative Media, University of Birmingham)

The Courtauld Institute of Art  Courtauld Lates

The Ethnography Collections, University College London

The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge.  Secret histories of illuminated manuscripts The MINIARE project The MINIARE project  (University of Cambridge Office of Communications and External Affairs)

Grant Museum of Zoology, University College London

QRator is a joint project with UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis and UCL Museums.

The Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow.  The Hunterian #inGlasgow

The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge.  ‘Everything, everywhere, ever’ – the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology  (University of Cambridge Office of Communications and External Affairs)

The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge.   Thresholds: poets in residence at the University of Cambridge Museums (Stories/Band Films)

Knitting Collections, University of Southampton Library  Knitting 1914-2014 – University of Southampton

The Lapworth Museum of Geology, University of Birmingham  Teaching and Learning in the Lapworth Museum of Geology  (footage supplied by  Creative Media, University of Birmingham’)

The Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading

Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford   Masquerade at the Museum – The Pitt Rivers after dark

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL

The Manchester Museum, University of Manchester   Living Worlds gallery

Theatre Collection, University of Bristol : Theatre Collection (credits: University of Bristol & Beeston Media)




Over 170 university museums and collections in the UK

More than 100 open to the public and 77 Accredited Museums

Holding some of the nation’s most important collections

In England and Wales, we hold 30% of designated collections

Both part of a University and part of the Museum sector

From major visitor attractions to research & teaching collections


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

UCL Qatar


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