Research and collaboration
The Museums team actively researches the collections and collaborates with academic Schools on research projects.
We showcase the groundbreaking research at the University of St Andrews, through our exhibitions and programming but we also support, collaborate on and lead research using our collections, our audiences and our expertise.
Everything we do is created by and with University staff and students.
If you have an idea – however well-formed or early-stage – and would like to work with the Museums team to develop it then we want you to get in touch. The first stage in working with us is to complete the Note of Interest form (PDF)
Wardlaw Museum: Research Studio
The Research Studio is a new kind of space, marking a new way that the museums team are working. It is a space for curiosity and conversation, inspired by the spirit of enquiry that is at the heart of University research and teaching.
The Research Studio space will be flexible, and we encourage experimentation and prototyping, as well as creativity and the development of new ideas. Some exhibitions will begin their development in this space, and at other times there will be conversations and public events taking place in here. Whatever it is, it won’t be the same thing twice.
Exhibit: Digital storytelling
The Museums of the University of St Andrews have developed an innovative new tool which enables anyone to access our digitised objects and to create interactive presentations.
Exhibit can be used for teaching, for assessment, for presenting research to a wider public and to illustrate presentations.
Exhibit is easy to use and can be shared or embedded in Powerpoint, Moodle, Team, WordPress and web pages. It can be shared with students, or colleagues, who can annotate or use as a basis to create their own presentations. Find more information on how to use Exhibit on our Collections pages.
AHRC Research Project: Online teaching with digitised museum collection
Covid-19 has led to a rush by museums and collections to digitise and to create digital content, in parallel with a dramatic shift to online and hybrid teaching and learning by universities.
By capturing case studies and good practice relating to online teaching and learning with digitised collections we hope to offer much-needed support to museums and universities.
Find out more about the project here.(https://collectionteaching.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/)
Research with Museums
Complete a Note of Interest form
Find out more about the Wardlaw Museum research studio and read the manifesto
Find out more about how the museum collections are used in research at the University of St Andrews