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Evoking humanity: Reflections on the importance of university museums and collections

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Author(s): Alan D. Gilbert

Journal: University Museums and Collections Journal
ISSN 2071-7229

Volume: 2;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: university | education | identity

ABSTRACT
In this paper, Professor Alan Gilbert, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manchester, welcomes UMAC delegates and explains why he feels that museums in general - and university museums in particular - are singularly important.