A MUSA Volunteer reflects on new exhibition One World: Cultures Across Continents

This blog article comes from Morvern French, a PhD student in the school of History who has been volunteering since June.  The new exhibition at MUSA, One World: Exploring Cultures Across Continents (until 30 October 2016), showcases a fascinating selection of artefacts in the museum's collection that have been brought to St Andrews from all … Continue reading A MUSA Volunteer reflects on new exhibition One World: Cultures Across Continents

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Volunteering @ MUSA: Hannah’s experience

This blog articles comes from Hannah Sycamore, a final year student who volunteers at Learning and Access events at MUSA. I began volunteering in September 2014 and have thoroughly enjoyed my experience. I volunteer primarily with the Learning and Access Team, facilitating and (every once in a while) running the child and adult activities. I … Continue reading Volunteering @ MUSA: Hannah’s experience

Volunteers’ Week @ MUSA: Caitlin’s experience

This blog article comes from Caitlin Price, a student of Medieval History and Archaeology who recently joined the volunteer team at MUSA.  I’ve luckily arrived at MUSA at an exciting time, with the arrival of the new Recording Britain Exhibition. Within a few weeks of arriving I attended the opening of the exhibition and saw the … Continue reading Volunteers’ Week @ MUSA: Caitlin’s experience

Volunteers’ Week @ MUSA: Sarah’s experience

This blog article comes from Sarah Gowanlock, a final-year Medieval History and Social Anthropology student who joined MUSA in September and quickly became fully involved in the volunteer programme. Sarah was recently invited to join the staff team at MUSA and here she looks back over her many experiences at the museum as a volunteer. … Continue reading Volunteers’ Week @ MUSA: Sarah’s experience

Volunteers’ Week @ MUSA: Charlotte reflects on her time as a volunteer

This blog comes from Charlotte Johnson, an M.Litt student in Early Modern History who joined MUSA in March. I am not one of those ‘when I grow up I want to be a [insert ambitious career goal]’ people. What I do know is that I enjoy engaging with history immensely and am currently studying for … Continue reading Volunteers’ Week @ MUSA: Charlotte reflects on her time as a volunteer

In Search of the ‘Perfect Poo’

This blog article comes from Sarah Gowanlock, who has been volunteering at MUSA since September 2014. Here she ruminates about our recent event for children 'How do I work? Perfect Poo'. MUSA's ‘Doctors in the Making’ exhibition, on display until 19th April, has inspired the theme for many of our recent events for children. In the first of … Continue reading In Search of the ‘Perfect Poo’

A Spoonful of Sugar Makes The Medicine Go Down?

This blog post comes from Rowan Gard, MUSA's new weekend Senior Visitor Services Facilitator. Rowan joined us from the Hearst Museum of Anthropology, at the University of California-Berkeley and has just begun her PhD here in St Andrews. MUSA has a new exhibition! Doctors in the Making: Medicine at St. Andrews opened Friday 17th October and … Continue reading A Spoonful of Sugar Makes The Medicine Go Down?

A volunteer reflects on Traditional Tunes at MUSA

This guest blog entry comes from Si Drennan, who has been volunteering at MUSA since June. Here, she reflects on our recent music event at MUSA Hearing the words “Scottish folk music” generally evokes pictures of Scottish heroes, like William Wallace, running through the Highlands with his kilt flapping in the wind. Yep, that is … Continue reading A volunteer reflects on Traditional Tunes at MUSA

Dressed to Impress: Here Come the Girls!

The story behind the type of academic dress I'm going to look at in this final blog about our costume collection dates back to the 1800s, and a time when only men were admitted to universities. This limitation didn’t deter all women, however, and some still tried to gain a university degree. Elizabeth Garrett, for example, … Continue reading Dressed to Impress: Here Come the Girls!