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Fri 1 Dec 2023
10:00 - 11:15

Venue: Babington Room, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)


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Engaged Researcher - Object-based Public Engagement

Fri 1 Dec 2023


From lab equipment to label makers, objects can help people to engage with your research in new and interesting ways. In this session we will look at how you can safely introduce objects into your public engagement, how close looking can help enthuse people and how even the most seemingly un-exciting artefact can tell stories.

Sarah-Jane Harknett co-ordinates evaluation projects across the University of Cambridge Museums. Alongside this role, she also heads up the Public Engagement programmes at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology where she regularly teaches with objects.

Target audience
  • PhD students
  • Post-docs
  • Researchers
  • Public Engagement Professionals

Bring an object related to your area of work and be prepared to tell us about it.


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Fri 1 Dec 2023   10:00 - 11:15 10:00 - 11:15 Babington Room, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Sarah-Jane Harknett

Give an introduction to how to work with a wide range of objects and visual aids in public engagement.


Participants will be able to safely introduce objects into their public engagement sessions and make sure it is appropriate to the audience.


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1 hour and 15 minutes

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