Museums and Dementia

At the end of October, Alison Hadfield and Leah Neiman had the opportunity to climb on board the Virtual Dementia Tour bus which visited St Andrews to help raise awareness of the challenges faced by people living with dementia. Here Alison tells us about the experience and her own PhD research.   Over the past decade or more, museums, galleries and heritage attractions have begun … Continue reading Museums and Dementia

From Pottery to Poetry – StAnza Festival 2019

This week Alison Hadfield explains how we are using the Bridges Collection to inspire creative writing at the annual StAnza poetry festival in St Andrews. Once again St Andrews is buzzing with the sound of poetry as Scottish and international poets, writers, performers and fans come together to celebrate poetry in all its forms. The … Continue reading From Pottery to Poetry – StAnza Festival 2019

Interview with James Bezjian

This week we are very excited to have Dr James Bezjian (Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship) visiting us from the Citadel Military College of South Carolina.  He is working with us to 3D scan artefacts in the Bridges Archaeology Collection and is also training students and staff at the University to use the latest equipment. Alison … Continue reading Interview with James Bezjian

Review: The Scottish Learning Festival

On 20th and 21st September the Glasgow SECC hosted the Scottish Learning Festival, one of the largest education events in Scotland. There were over 200 stall holders and 4500 delegates at this year’s conference, and the Through a Glass Darkly project team were amongst them! We hosted a stall in the new Heritage Village alongside … Continue reading Review: The Scottish Learning Festival

Digital Learning in Museums Conference, Oxford

On Friday 16 June Alison Hadfield presented a paper on behalf of the Through A Glass Darkly Project at the Digital Learning in Museums Conference in Oxford. Here she tells us more about the event and what she took away from the day. The event was organised jointly by the Oxford University Museums Partnership … Continue reading Digital Learning in Museums Conference, Oxford