University of Cambridge Museums

Projects, events and news from the University of Cambridge Museums

Big Issues for Little People

‘We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors; we borrow it from our children,’ says the Native American proverb, often cited in discussions concerning climate change, and the disproportionate … Continue reading

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Magnificent Obsessions

What motivates us to collect? From high-end art to Panini sticker albums our capacity to gather and accumulate appears endless.  As museums we talk easily of our collections however, the … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Conservation Conversations

On 14 – 15 March, ‘Conservation Conversations’ was held at the Fitzwilliam Museum as part of the Science Festival, which this year was marking the International Year of Light. It was … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Inside Out: Dr Auzoux’s Papier Mâché Bodies

Human organs, insects, horses’ teeth and more are on show as part of the Whipple Museum‘s re-display of its spectacular collection of Auzoux teaching models. Through skillful marketing and the economics of … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Museums at Night

Press Release: Discover the Nightlife at Cambridge Museums Seven of the University of Cambridge Museums will open after hours for special evening events as part of Museums at Night on … Continue reading

April 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Silent Partners in Paris

After eight months closure due to renovation work, the Musée Bourdelle in Paris has reopened with the Fitzwilliam’s exhibition Silent Partners: Artist and Mannequin from Function to Fetish. Under the … Continue reading

April 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

The modern museum tale of a Gorgonopsid entangled with a Dicynodont

Through January 2015 I had the opportunity to conserve an amazing fossil specimen from the Museum of Zoology’s collection. This large and exceeding heavy specimen (31.7kg) is of a Gorgonopsid … Continue reading

April 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Silent Partners: Marketing & Press

Silent Partners was the world’s first exhibition uncovering the history of the artist’s mannequin, their evolution and widespread use inside the artist’s studio. With over 180 paintings and drawings, books, … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · Leave a comment
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