November 16, 2013

GB3D Type Fossils Online

Oxford University Museum of Natural History, the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge and the Manchester Museum are currently collaborating 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. All images and models are available for free download, while the project website will also include a range of online educational resources, including video clips of scientists talking about key specimens and the techniques used to create the images.

November 16, 2013

Glasgow School of Art – AWAKEN

Glasgow School of Art’s Archives and Collections Centre recently collaborated with the Fashion and Textiles Department and Centre for Advanced Textiles on the AWAKEN project, examining the conceptual possibilities of reinterpreting archive material for contemporary and future textile-related contexts. Staff from GSA’s Department of Textiles used items from the School’s archives and collections as a starting point for developing new work for an exhibition, publication and seminar which examined the nature and influences of archive material on the creative process.

November 16, 2013

Museum of English Rural Life

Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading

Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading

The Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) at the University of Reading offers a range of creative opportunities to partner and support high quality impact activities and research that exploit its outstanding collections, including new pathways to doctoral research. Through the collections, these connect to a broad spectrum of disciplines including agriculture, design, anthropology, material culture studies, social policy and rural history. A MERL research fellowship scheme recently explored the impact of climate on the agriculture in the twentieth century, while an AHRC-funded project employs people with learning disabilities as participant researchers, working alongside academics, to design sensory objects inspired by the museum’s collections to help enhance their understanding of cultural heritage.

Students engage with the public and demonstrate research impact

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