Using the collection

The museum aims to broaden access to the collection, both physically and digitally. We wish to foster research opportunities, enrich the student experience, and encourage the use and understanding of the collections by diverse audiences.

Teaching and learning

For over a decade the museum has supported teaching and learning in courses such as the MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies in the University’s School of Arts, Languages and Cultures.

By providing students with access to the collection, we offer practical experience in museum professional tasks. This includes an exciting opportunity to curate and present a public exhibition in the centre of Manchester.

The museum also actively engages with local schools, hosting events aimed at introducing young minds to a range of healthcare career options.

Medicine Unboxed: An exhibition of artefacts from the Museum of Medicine and Health

On Thursday, 7 December 2023 Art Gallery and Museum Studies postgraduate students from the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures (academic year 2023-24) presented a one-day exhibition featuring medical instruments and equipment from the Museum of Medicine and Health.

Held at Manchester Central Library, the display showcased a history of medical innovation, covering themes like art in medicine, disability, and orthopaedics.

Watch the video below to find out what the students thought about the experience.

Collaborate with us

The museum is looking to further develop its engagement with teaching and object-based learning.

If you are interested in using objects from the collection for research, teaching or public engagement, please contact the museum:

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