Art & Heritage Collections
More and more objects are discovered within University schools that were once used as teaching aids and have now become historical artefacts.
These objects give an insight into teaching before the computer era.
Model dinosaurs, such as the one pictured, were used by the University's Faculty of Science. Such models were used in demonstrations for students on topics of palaeontology, geological time, climate change and evolution.
The models were made at a time when it was thought dinosaurs were giant, "dim-witted", slow-moving reptiles - unlike the modern, Hollywood-inspired Jurassic Park-style dinosaurs we are used to today.
Art & Heritage Collections is collating a Heritage Teaching Tools Collection, which includes items from all disciplines.
If you have any items or information that would fit into this collection, we would be delighted to hear from you on 8303 3086.
Anna Rivett, Collections Officer, Art & Heritage Collections