Connecting Collections, March 2010. Almut Grűner, UKMCG Medicine At The Movies

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A presentation by Almut Grűner, CEO of the Thackray Museum and Chair of the UK Medical Collections Group, given at the Connecting Collections event, 5 March 2010, BT Centre, London.

A presentation by Almut Grűner, CEO of the Thackray Museum and Chair of the UK Medical Collections Group, given at the Connecting Collections event, 5 March 2010, BT Centre, London.

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  • 1. Almut Gruner, Chair - UKMCG www.thackraymuseum.org/ukmcg
  • 2. UK Medical Collections Group “Our aim is to demonstrate how medical collections can make a difference to the public, to historical researchers and to professionals.” www.thackraymuseum.org/ukmcg
  • 3. Transformation Fund www.transformationfund.org.uk • Informal adult learning • People from disadvantaged groups • Access to learning spaces • Share innovative content • Build partnerships • Use broadcasting & technology www.thackraymuseum.org/ukmcg
  • 4. A great (national) partnership • Hunterian Museum • Jenner Museum • British Dental Association • George Marshall Museum • Old Operating Theatre • Thackray Museum www.thackraymuseum.org/ukmcg
  • 5. “Non-traditional audiences” • Older people • Refugees and asylum seekers • Adults with learning difficulties • Retired health professionals and mental health service users • Unemployed writers • Hearing impaired www.thackraymuseum.org/ukmcg
  • 6. 6 UKMCG members and their collections + 6 groups of adult learners + £92k (~ £15k each) + min 12 short films =? www.thackraymuseum.org/ukmcg
  • 7. www.thackraymuseum.org/ukmcg
  • 8. “It has enabled us to use a new technique to explore the museum and work with a new audience.” “ We would not have had the confidence to do a project like this on our own.” www.thackraymuseum.org/ukmcg
  • 9. = a lot of potential! • Films on YouTube • Info & education pack for all UKMCG • Potential to expand project • Promoting museums and collections • Economies of scale • New approach to network www.thackraymuseum.org/ukmcg
  • 10. UK Medical Collections Group A network of partnerships waiting to happen. Email: ukmcg@thackraymuseum.org www.thackraymuseum.org/ukmcg