Hunterian Associates Programme

A student is giving a presentation in the museum. A crowd of people stand facing her to listenThe Hunterian Associates Programme, formerly shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Award in Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers reaches across diverse disciplines at the University. All previous projects are listed alphabetically in the Hunterian Associates projects A-Z.

HAP 2020/21 has produced seven fascinating projects which you can explore via links below.  Drawing on the collections of The Hunterian and  Archives & Special Collections, the projects feature art and artefacts spanning the 16th, 19th and 20th centuries and touch on a variety of themes: migration, historical and contemporary (mis)perceptions about alcohol in Scotland, 19th century representations of indigenous objects from North America and the stories behind artists from the former USSR whose art now resides in the West.

This cohort of projects was celebrated in a public showcase event on November 18th 2021: Collective Care: Renewing Perspectives on Museum Collections

The next programme cohort is planned for Autumn 2022. Anyone wishing to discuss this programme or other ways of connecting their research with The Hunterian, can do so by contactiTaken from above the scene looking down, we can see student standing in ground floor foyer of the museum, in front of a display case.  A crowd of people stand listening to Ruth FletcherSearching our collections online is a good way to start your exploration.


‌‌‌‌About the Programme

Recognised as a Collection of National Significance to Scotland, The Hunterian provides an inventive platform for postgraduate researchers to share their expert knowledge and to develop their skills through meaningful public engagement and knowledge exchange activities.

By proposing creative ways to present their ideas to the wider public, Hunterian Associates are able to broaden their perspectives on their own research, while also bringing the collections to new audiences.  Associate projects might last from 12 - 24 months depending on the planned activities as agreed with The Hunterian. 

‌Project outputs might include gallery talks and tours, podcasts focusing on particular artefacts, web-based exhibitions, interpretive performance, or any other form that engages with the public effectively.  


A student stands behind a table in an art gallery talking about the rare book which sits on the table on a protective cushion. Two people are in front of the table listening.Contact

Ruth Fletcher, Education Manager, The Hunterian

Telephone: 0141 330 6660

Images from top:
Mona O'Brien, "Pox and Prejudice" HAP 2016; Ruth Turner, "Objects of Reminiscence", HAP 2015; Jade Scott,"Hunting Rebels", HAP 2014

Current Projects