The Renaissance Globe Project was a partnership project in 2012 led by the Museum of the History of Science  with the Ashmolean Museum , the Museum of Oxford , and the Oxford University Museum of Natural History . The project was inspired by the 500th anniversary of the cosmographer and map-maker Gerard Mercator and was linked with a special exhibition at the Museum of the History of Science, The Renaissance in Astronomy: Books, Globes and Instruments of the 16th Century .
A team of community volunteers were involved in the co-creation of globe artefacts and a series of public events across the partner museums. This included a programme of workshops for schools and events for families and other audiences celebrating the invention of the printed globe and the original craft of globe-making. Public events included opportunities to take part in creating a series of giant themed-globes located at the partner museums, re-imagined through the experiences of visitors and their responses to the collections.
Find out more about the project by exploring the sections below:
Globes Exhibition 
A full account and evaluation of the project is available as a pdf download: