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Projects, events and news from the University of Cambridge Museums

Don’t Believe Everything You’re Told…

Rhian Ward is an MA Conservation student at Durham University on placement with the University of Cambridge Museums. In museums, we are used to coming across many wonderful objects made … Continue reading

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The Indian hand-book of gardening

With the Botanic Garden’s India-themed Orchid Festival drawing to a close, and the University of Cambridge Museum’s recent launch of India Unboxed, a celebration as part of UK-India Year of Culture, … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

How Did They Do That? Science and Technology in Ancient Egypt

Designing an interactive Quest for 8-14 year olds We are excited to announce the launch of a new interactive quest for 8-14 year olds based around the sarcophagus lid of … Continue reading

March 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Design Thinking – Designing a new family guide for the Fitzwilliam

What are the right questions to ask when designing a new resource or service? What methods can we use to assist collaborative and creative thinking? Marco Mason, a Marie Curie … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sewing Arctic Research

Two years ago the Polar Museum worked with the artist Jenny Langley to stitch Antarctica. The textile map was an immediate hit with audiences. Flaps revealed strange ice fish, hidden … Continue reading

March 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Arts Award in Schools Project

Last summer the University of Cambridge Museums were awarded a contract by My Cambridge, the Local Cultural Education Partnership for Cambridge, to deliver a collaborative Arts Award project with 4 … Continue reading

March 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

What do teachers want from a digital museum resource?

In January to March 2016 a team of University of Cambridge Museum educators (Kate Noble from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Naomi Chapman from the Polar Museum and Sarah-Jane Harknett from the … Continue reading

March 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Social Change & Young Leaders

At the end of January I attended the final three-day session of the Extend Leadership Programme at the Tetley in Leeds. Led by engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, … Continue reading

March 8, 2017 · Leave a comment