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A trouble shared is a trouble halved

What do bananas and this 1950’s compass from the Polar Museum have in common?  Answer – they are both radioactive! Admittedly the compass is a lot more radioactive than the … Continue reading

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Animating Christmas at the Fitz

The festive season of 2016 was not only a perfect opportunity to increase engagement with social media users, but it was also a chance to show the diversity of the … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Romsey Mill Young Mum’s Arts Award

The Fitzwilliam Museum has been working with the Young Mums group at Romsey Mill since 2012 supporting participants to achieve an Arts Award (a nationally recognised qualification). The programme follows … Continue reading

December 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dredging the Archive

The lake here at the Botanic Garden is currently undergoing much needed dredging. It occurs to me that this methodical process of collecting and sifting is actually pretty similar to the … Continue reading

December 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fantastic Plastic

Plastic is so much part of our lives that we don’t really think about it, but many people are still surprised to learn that there is now quite a lot … Continue reading

December 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

You Are Here – Open House Artist Residency 2016

Isabella Martin, Open House Artist in Residence 2016, has been working in collaboration with residents and community groups in North Cambridge to create a new map of the area. Martin … Continue reading

December 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Garden’s Systematic Beds

Keeping heritage, science and horticulture in balance To err may be human, but so too is to order: putting names to things is how language develops in both epochal and … Continue reading

December 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Exploring Colour at the Botanic Garden

The current COLOUR exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum has shown the close links between art and science – both in the production and analysis of these amazing manuscripts. Our challenge … Continue reading

December 15, 2016 · Leave a comment