University of Cambridge Museums

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Half term family fun at Curating Cambridge

Curating Cambridge: our city, our stories, our stuff will kick off half term family fun this weekend. On Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 October The Campsite will pitch up on … Continue reading

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Unlocking the potential of Beacons

A collaborative project involving Swedish interaction design student, Tommy Nilsson, the University’s Computer Lab and three University of Cambridge museums, is attempting to better understand the potential of Bluetooth Low … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Seven Heads of Gog Magog

Over the next four weeks Emma Florence Bausor will be writing a series of blog posts relating to seven objects in the University of Cambridge Museums’ collections. Emma’s blog can … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Museum Favourite: Osmunda regalis

With over 5 million works of art, artefacts and specimens within our collections, how exactly do you go about choosing a favourite? This was the challenge faced by staff and … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Stone Age to Iron Age

The National Curriculum for History at Key Stage 2 now includes British prehistory as a compulsory element, and we at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology could not be more … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

From tables to transistors: how to approach the history of calculation

This summer, I was charged with a fascinating and daunting task. Where does one begin to discuss the history of calculation? It is broader than mathematics itself: the world’s earliest … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth Science Week at the Sedgwick Museum

The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences will be taking part in the Geological Society’s Earth Science Week 2014 with family activities on Saturday 18 October. Some are drop-in and others … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Museum Favourite: Kathleen Scott, Youth, 1920

With over 5 million works of art, artefacts and specimens within our collections, how exactly do you go about choosing a favourite? This was the challenge faced by staff and … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · Leave a comment
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