About Us

This site aims to act as a portal to some of the collaborative engagement activities of the Oxford University Museums and Collections (OUMC).

The Museums and Collections are individual departments of the University. Although they are largely separate organisations and differ in size, content, character, and infrastructure, they benefit from working together in many areas, as well as in partnership with external organisations.

These pages are maintained by staff in the Joint Museums Education Service. We work across the collections to harness their potential for a variety of different audiences.

The Joint Museums Education Service:

  • coordinates a large pool of volunteers who engage with visitors across all of the collections. We also advertise any other sorts of museum volunteering opportunities we hear about.
  • serves secondary schools wanting to get the most out of their art-focused visits to the Museums, as well as children and young people working towards their Arts Award.

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