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What opportunities can university museums offer for academic-public interaction? Some lessons from London’s Beacon for Public Engagement

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Author(s): Steve Cross

Journal: University Museums and Collections Journal
ISSN 2071-7229

Volume: 2;
Start page: 23;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: public engagement | Beacon | London

ABSTRACT
UCL has recently been named one of the UK’s Beacons for Public Engagement, a group of higher education institutions tasked with finding ways to change the culture of Higher Education to include the public better. UCL’s new Public Engagement Unit has identified a number of barriers to university staff working with the public, and, alongside UCL Museums & Collections, is working to break these barriers down.