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Get busy with this week’s Summer at the Museums Summer at the Museums 22 July – 31 August 2016 Another week of Summer at the Museums and the events keep … Continue reading

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Giant men, fishy tales and boggling brain facts…

…say farewell to summer with our last week of special events Summer at the Museums 22 July – 31 August 2016 Well, the time to dust off those school bags … Continue reading

August 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Family Art Week at the Fitzwilliam Museum

I am currently studying History of Art at University College London.  This summer, I volunteered in the Education Department at the Fitzwilliam Museum, working within the families programme. The main … Continue reading

August 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Telling the time: what makes the plant clock tick?

New this year in the Understanding Plants area at the Botanic Garden, are two curved beds bordered by trellising, positioned to the south side of Bateson Walk. Growing in one, … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Prehistoric poop!

For most people, the idea of finding old poo is disgusting, and the idea of dissecting it and sorting through it is even worse! Unless of course you’re a child … Continue reading

August 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

Fitzwilliam Object of the Month: August

The Fitzwilliam Museum celebrates its Bicentenary during 2016. As part of the Museum’s celebrations they are choosing an Object of the Month for each calendar month. These will be on … Continue reading

August 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Throwing the light on Egyptian coffins

As the last few rays of sun sank behind the horizon, the gentle glow of flickering torchlight illuminated the glistening surface of the ancient Egyptian coffin panels. It sounds like … Continue reading

August 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mind the Gap

Can the study of art in a museum context help young students with their own reading and creative writing? English teacher Rebecca Lefroy from Comberton Village College visited the Fitzwilliam … Continue reading

August 15, 2016 · Leave a comment
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