The Powell-Cotton Museum strives to support and inspire the researchers of the future. We can work with universities in a variety of ways, from creating collections-based hands-on workshops for student groups, to supporting individual student placements within the Museum.

Group sessions

The Museum’s collections team will work with tutors to create bespoke sessions, pairing the Museum’s historic collections with the needs of your course.

Examples of sessions we currently facilitate include:
* an undergraduate comparative anatomy workshop for Canterbury Christ Church University, using mammal specimens from across the collection
* an undergraduate statistics workshop for University of Kent’s Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology using duiker skulls
* a morphometrics workshop for Canterbury Christ Church University using primate skills.

Workshops do not have to be limited to the Natural Science collections. In the past we have run sessions using the textile collection and the ethnographic collections.

Please get in touch to find out more or discuss your ideas.

University placements

The Museum works with a number of university departments to offer medium and long-term student placements as part of undergraduate courses. If you are interested in setting up a placement in collaboration with the Museum, please contact the Collections Team.

Subject Specialist Group Visits

The Powell-Cotton Museum is happy to welcome subject specialist groups who are not affiliated with a University or other higher education institution. Working with you, we can create bespoke sessions providing access to our research collections. Please contact us for further information and pricing.