GLAM commits to closer collaboration with the University of Padua’s Museum Centre

Oxford University's Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Padua’s Centro di Ateneo per i Musei (CAM), which will strengthen collaboration between the two institutions.

The MoU, which was signed during a visit to Oxford on 14 and 15 March by a delegation of 20 academics from the University of Padua, includes working in partnership on future exhibitions, encouraging exchanges of staff and students, and sharing of knowledge and expertise.

MoU signing with Padua

Professor Anne Trefethen (right) signs the MoU with Professor Giuliana Tomasella, Director of CAM (left) and Professor Rosario Rizzuto, Rector of the University of Padua (centre)

The visit, which was hosted by Professor Anne Trefethen, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (People and GLAM), included sessions exploring highlights from the collections of Oxford and Padua and parallel research sessions, where colleagues from across GLAM - including the Ashmolean, the Botanic Garden and the History of Science Museum - and those from the wider University - including History, Mathematics, Linguistics and Modern Languages - met with their Paduan counterparts to explore ideas for further collaboration.

The visit to Oxford follows a two-day meeting in Padua in November 2017, when the University of Padua hosted 23 academics from Oxford University. The meeting comprised parallel academic panels across a wide range of academic fields and explored future academic partnerships and collaborations between the two institutions.