The Museum of Digital Teaching Practices is an open space for showcasing exceptional digital teaching practices at the University of Edinburgh. The museum intends to be a place of inspiration and shared reflection, alluding to its Greek root word: muse, the goddesses of inspiration.

Our inspiration to create this digital space comes from the Library of Alexandria:

Ptolemy I, pharao of Egypt, created one of the earliest museums of the world in Alexandria. Although Alexandria is located in Egypt, Ptolemy was originally from Greek Macedonia, so he believed in the inspirational power of the muses. His museum aimed to gather the epoch’s brightest minds so they could discuss and reflect together. The museum also had custody of the many scrolls that Ptolemy I was hunting down everywhere he could (this was the Library of Alexandria). The scholars could read in the museum, be inspired by what they read, and then discuss it with others. Then they could also write their own manuscripts so that their reflections could inspire future museum residents.

How to browse the collection

At the left, you will find a menu displaying the “About the museum” page and our current collections. Please click on any of our collections to engage with digital artifacts developed at the University of Edinburgh.


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