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University museums and outreach: the Newcastle upon Tyne case study

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Author(s): Lindsay Allason-Jones

Journal: University Museums and Collections Journal
ISSN 2071-7229

Volume: 2;
Start page: 27;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: outreach | Newcastle | projects

ABSTRACT
This paper describes developments in attitudes to public access and outreach at the University of Newcastle over the past thirty years, and the impact of those developments on the University’s Museum of Antiquities. The author describes some of the ground-breaking educational initiatives undertaken by the museum, and the plans for its future as part of the Great North Museum.