Object based e-resources

Museum objects are powerful learning tools and can be used either in the flesh or as part of e-learning resources. Here at UCL, rare artefacts, specimens and artworks have taken the important step from museum cabinet to digital realm and can now be accessed by all. Take a look at our object-based e-resources which have been designed in consultation with teaching staff for use across a wide range of subjects from the life sciences to artefact studies:

Video - Digital Objects: museum collections as open educational resources

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These resources were made possible with funding from JISC


We would like this collection of resources to keep growing, so if you would like to adapt an existing resource or create a new one please get in touch with Leonie Hannan at l.hannan@ucl.ac.uk. Leonie is happy to advise on all aspects of using museum collections, digital or otherwise, in teaching at UCL.

UCL have worked closely with the University of Reading and the Collections Trust to share resources and give greater access to our museum and archival collections. To check out e-resources relevant to museum studies, see: www.reading.ac.uk/merl/research/merl-OBL4HE.aspx. We have also made around 150,000 individual museum and archival objects from UCL and the University of Reading’s unique collections available on Culture Grid.

To learn more about the UCL and University of Reading ‘Digital Objects’ project see Project Video


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These resources are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. Attribution information is given in each resource. For license details see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/