CASE STUDY

Manchester Museum knowledge creation

At the Manchester Museum, students are engaged in knowledge creation through to knowledge exchange, all based around collections. Museum staff deliver distinctive forms of teaching on biodiversity and environmental change, object-based learning and creative learning, Museum collections and exhibitions form the basis of lectures, student projects, tutorials or self-led tours, Collections are supplemented by online films, smartphone apps and an augmented reality ‘field trip’. PhD students deliver educational sessions for schools as part of A-level study days. Students, including volunteers and students on placements, assist with curatorial activities and with public events, gaining both subject specialist and transferrable skills.