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Get ready for a summer of creating, making and exploration!

Summer at the Museums: 24 July – 3 September 2014 With the summer holidays just a few days away, many of us are getting down to the serious business of planning … Continue reading

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Midsummer Fair

Staff from the Museum of Zoology and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology spent the mornings of the 19 and 20 June on Midsummer Common with the children of Midsummer Fair. There … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Warming Up… with the Museum of Zoology

Throughout June, we’ve been gradually warming up for our summer activities programme by joining in with a number of events being held around Cambridge. For the University of Cambridge Museum Lion … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Svalbard Expeditions – equipment files 1958-1988

Aislinn Hendrix, a Volunteer at the Sedgwick Museum, shares her experiences of working on the Svalbard Archives. When I first laid eyes on Dr. Walter Brian Harland’s (1917-2003) collection of … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Last chance to see Discoveries

This week marks the very last chance to explore the unique exhibition Discoveries: Art, Science and Exploration in the Mellon Gallery of the Fitzwilliam Museum. The exhibit was originally on … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Paul Rooney – digital commission

The artist Paul Rooney has been commissioned to develop a digital artwork that will be presented online and in a selection of the University museums. His brief was to create … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

North Cambridge Academy Activities Week

300 students from North Cambridge Academy are visiting the eight University of Cambridge Museums and Botanic Garden over three days this week as part of the strategic partnership between the school … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Archives: WW1, Geology, and Mammoth Tusks!

A short Arts Council funded project using archive material relating to the involvement of members of the Department of Earth Sciences in the 1st World War, and the way in which … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

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