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My Museum Favourite: Baby Boy with an Egyptian Goose

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

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#AskACurator day: Wednesday 17 September 2014

After huge success in 2013, staff from across the University of Cambridge Museums will be taking part in #AskACurator day on Wednesday 17 September 2014. This is the day when … Continue reading

September 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Art & Science of Curation: Curation and the Meaning of Objects

The Art & Science of Curation is a project which explores ideas around Curation and the role of the curator. Over the coming year, we will be inviting people from both within … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fitzwilliam Family Art Week

It has been a fantastic summer for the Fitzwilliam Museum Family Programme with over 555 children and their parents participating in our three days of drop-in workshops this August. That … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Museum Favourite: Australiceras gigas

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

September 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

New Children’s Audio Guides at The Polar Museum

Younger visitors to The Polar Museum are now able to discover the stories behind some of the most fascinating objects with an audio guide designed especially for them. The easy-to-follow … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Politics in Museums

We set our Creative Apprentice, Hannah Carney, the challenge of Curating a Personal Story – selecting one object from each of our eight museums and the Botanic Garden, and one from home, … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Beware of the Dragon

Reports and sightings have confirmed that there are still many dragons on the loose at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.   Over the summer months, more than 300 brave families … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · Leave a comment
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