ABSTRACT

The Multimedia Unit at the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, Scotland, recently undertook a major research project entitled “What Clicks?” (Devine, Gibson, & Kane, 2004) to review the existing and potential capability, human and technological, within the museum sector in Scotland in the use of ICT to increase public access and resulting learning opportunities to museum collections. The World Wide Web and other electronic means (e.g., CD-ROM) offer museums the opportunity to increase access for a wide range of new audiences and to promote new learning styles. In particular, opportunities are created for study by those physically remote from museum collections-from primary and secondary schools through to community and special needs groups, to self-directed, life-long learners.