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Countdown to Twilight!

Half-term is very nearly upon us and Wednesday 17 February sees a whole evening dedicated to museum exploration and discovery. Between 4.30 and 8.30pm, families will have the opportunity to … Continue reading

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‘Marry Me Monday’ at the Botanic Garden

Cambridge University’s Botanic Garden and Glasshouse Range is offering free admission on Monday 29 February in honour of Leap day this year. The Botanic Garden is a beautiful oasis set … Continue reading

February 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

University of Cambridge Museums at the Science Festival

The University of Cambridge Museums are set to explore all things science as they take part in the annual two-week Science Festival, running from 7 – 20 March 2016. University … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Death on the Nile: object conservation

My name is Deb Magnoler and I started as a Conservator at the Fitzwilliam Museum on 4 January, where my work at the moment is in preparation for the Death on … Continue reading

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Hide and Seek: Looking for Children in the Past

A sledge made from a horse’s jaw, the remains of a medieval puppet, the coffin of a one-year-old Roman child, and the skeleton of an Anglo-Saxon girl are all on … Continue reading

February 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

“Please touch the objects”: planning our first touch tour

On 20 January Christina Rozeik, Conservator at the Polar Museum, spoke at the annual SHARE Collections Care Conference about setting up touch tours at the Museum. In this post (originally … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Glitter, Puddles and Dancing under Trees

We were excited and a little bit giddy because our new education building at the Botanic Garden was ready to play in, and we were going to try it out … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Collections Care Conference: Summary

On 20 January I had the opportunity to visit Hughes Hall where SHARE Museums East were holding their second annual conference on collections care. The theme of the day was … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · 1 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 http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/news/2015-07-14.  #plants #tiny titans#botanic #garden #cambridge @cubotanicgarden Ice Limit: drawings and prints by Emma Stibbon at the Polar Museum until 5 September  http://www.spri.cam.ac.uk/museum/exhibitions/icelimit/  #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. http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/about/development-plans/ 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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