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Case Studies - Object-based learning

Using museum artwork to teach cardiac anatomy

George Richards (UCL Public and Cultural Engagement) shares what happened when students learned about the heart through two watercolours painted by a UCL professor of surgery and artist.

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'Mystery specimen' project

Dr Helen Chatterjee, Senior Lecturer in Biology and Deputy Director of Museums, explains why there are so many puzzled-looking students in the Grant Museum of Zoology.

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Intercultural understanding in Museum Studies

Museum Studies students come from around the world and have distinct sociocultural identities. Being able to communicate effectively and in culturally sensitive ways is a key element of effective group work carried out as part of the Museum Communication course (exhibition element). Intercultural understanding and respect become part of students’ professional ethos.

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