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Summer at the Museums Gets Ready for Take Off!

For those of you who are beginning to wonder how on earth you are going to keep the family entertained this summer – DON’T PANIC! Help is on hand in … Continue reading

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Sharing Storage Stories

In June I found myself on an early train to Leeds for the Collections Trust Museum Storage Event on behalf of the University of Cambridge Museums. Since coming to Cambridge, … Continue reading

July 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Shops and shopping in 18th century London

This is the concluding post about the collection of 18th century receipts – or trade bills – at the Fitzwilliam Museum that were issued to one family, the Blathwayts, who … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Museum Experience

Work experience at the University of Cambridge Museums The University of Cambridge Museums offer work experience placements for school-aged participants, providing the opportunity to spend a week learning new skills … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

SHARE Front of House Forum

It has been a highlight of my SOCL traineeship to have been on the list of speakers at the last SHARE Front of House Forum at Chelmsford Museum, particularly when … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Whale move again

In the immortal words of Bon Jovi you could say that “Ooooo, oooo we’re halfway there” except that rather than living on a prayer we’re living on our stretched wits, … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Brilliant resources….on our doorstep!

The prospect of developing yet another new curriculum can be an overwhelming prospect for any school. This is our story of how we are grasping the opportunity with both hands. … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Fitz on Instagram

Eimear Reilly (Documentation Assistant, Coins & Medals) and Elenor Ling (Research Assistant, Paintings, Drawings & Prints) discuss their work to promote the Fitzwilliam Museum’s Instagram account. While the Fitzwilliam Museum’s … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sounds Green at the Garden

The Cambridge Summer Music Festival is bringing five new acts to the Botanic Garden’s July Wednesday late night openings this year. The Sounds Green series of very relaxed and sociable … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

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