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The Next Big Leap at the Whipple

There’s an object in the stores of the Whipple Museum that has intrigued me for ages, though it may be a stretch to call him Prince Charming. He’s striking to … Continue reading

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Audience evaluation at the Fitzwilliam

The Fitzwilliam Museum worked with a small number of volunteers to evaluate its two major exhibitions during 2015: Treasured Possessions and Watercolour. Exit surveys were conducted digitally on tablets in … Continue reading

October 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Evaluating Digital Engagement

For the last two years we have been observing visitors in our gallery spaces to see what they do, where they go and what attracts their attention. Up to the … Continue reading

September 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Subject Taster Week 2015

“There is, as a result of this week, a clear enthusiasm in our students to take any opportunity that comes along.” Paul Murray, Head of Community, Oasis Academy  This September 90 … Continue reading

September 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Following Hercules: The Story of Classical Art

25 September – 6 December 2015, Fitzwilliam Museum A colossal polystyrene statue of Hercules by contemporary artist Matt Darbyshire will be the star exhibit in a new exhibition at the … Continue reading

September 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Circuit: Unlock Cambridge

Discover an alternative Cambridge at free youth arts festival Circuit: Unlock Cambridge on Saturday 10 October, 12 – 9pm Circuit: Unlock Cambridge, developed and delivered by young people from Circuit … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ask A Curator Day with University of Cambridge Museums

On Wednesday 16 September 2015 museums once again opened their virtual doors to the Twitter community for #AskACurator, and it was as fun as ever. People asked a huge array of … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

A lifetime devoted to Learning Outside the Classroom

We are excited to announce that Philip Stephenson has been short listed for a Learning Outside the Classroom Lifetime Achievement Award. Our University of Cambridge Museums learning teams have been … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

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For the first time in over 10 years, the amazing Titan Arum at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden is now in flower! The garden will be open tomorrow until 10pm, or you can check out its progress on the webcam  #plants #tiny titans#botanic #garden #cambridge @cubotanicgarden Ice Limit: drawings and prints by Emma Stibbon at the Polar Museum until 5 September  #ice #antarctica #arctic #art #drawing #print #polar #museum #cambridge Last glimpse of Alfred Wallis seascapes at @kettlesyard for a while - the  site is to be developed to vastly improve visitor experience. Traditional dancers from the Torres Strait performing in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology #MAACambridge  #dance #torresstrait #museum #takeoverday Filming at #takeoverday

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