The Hunterian Associates Program presents a unique opportunity for postgraduate students to engage in object-based research and develop skills in public speaking and engagement. As Hunterian Associates, postgraduate researchers are offered access to the objects in the Hunterian Collection. Their research is presented to the wider public in a variety of ways, including gallery talks or tours, podcasts, web-based exhibitions, interpretive performances or installations, and lunchtime lectures. The purpose of the program is to encourage postgraduate researchers to think more broadly about their research interests, develop object-based research skills, and to provide a platform from which they can involve the public in research processes.
On Wednesday 5 November, eight of the current Hunterian Associates will present their research at an Open Evening. This event will showcase fresh and interesting interpretations of varied aspects of the Hunterian collection. For anyone who may be interested in joining the Hunterian Associates Program, this event will serve as an introduction to the kinds of research and activities that Associates typically engage in, and will present opportunities to speak with current Associates.
Research Projects to be Presented:
1. Drawn Together: A conversation with the collections and artist residency by Jo Neil
2. First Crusade Fictions: A blog with a fresh look at prints and writings about the First Crusade by Ioulia Kolovou
3. Glasgow Sonnets: The poems of Edwin Morgan and related paintings by Joan Eardley by Kirsty Strang
4. Hunting Rebels: A new look at Hunter’s manuscripts about the Northern Rebellion of 1569 by Jade Scott
5. Object Lessons: A podcast series examining objects evolving from teaching materials to museum pieces by Rosie Spooner
6. Painting Flesh in 16th Century Europe: A blog and technical study of 3 portraits from The Hunterian by Hannah Woodward
7. Silver Fork Novels: A downloadable compendium of etiquette by Abby Boucher
8. Small Change, Big Games: A blog and series of events comparing the Commonwealth Games 50p coin to some of Hunter’s Roman coins by Jenny Hilder and Sarah Graham
The event will be held at the Hunterian Art Gallery from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on Wednesday 5 November. Light refreshments will be provided. Admission is free.
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