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Projects, events and news from the University of Cambridge Museums

18th century receipts at the Fitzwilliam Museum

My name is Elenor Ling and I’m a research assistant in the Fitzwilliam Museum. I’m currently involved in a project to document the Fitzwilliam’s small collection of eighteenth-century trade bills, … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

Images of the British Empire on Nineteenth-Century Medals

Aaron Jaffer, Connecting with Collections intern, outlines his research project. The Fitzwilliam Museum holds over four hundred medals acquired by an investment banker named Lester Watson (1889-1959). These fascinating objects can now … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Connecting Archaeology and Anthropology collections online

MAA is improving online access to its catalogues, which were first digitized in the early 1980s. A grant from the University of Cambridge Museums is supporting work by the Museum … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Women on art, women in art

As part of International Women’s Day, Cambridge museums present three free in-gallery talks on Friday 8 March, to explore the portrayal of women in antiquity, and how women have inspired, … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

UCM Staff Newsletter – March 2013

Welcome to the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) Staff Newsletter, a monthly bulletin providing all museum staff with an overview of news, updates and opportunities, brought to you by the UCM Team. We … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Bigger Picture 2013

Year 7s from Netherhall School visit The Fitzwilliam Museum and other Cambridge University Museums, with funding from The Eridge Trust. With snow threatening on the horizon our Year 7s couldn’t … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Work experience taster day

A group of students from schools across the region recently had the opportunity to explore behind the scenes in the University of Cambridge Museums, finding out what it is like … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Organics conservation

Hello, I’m the new Organics Conservator and I’m excited to be part of University of Cambridge Museums and the Connecting Collections programme. In the three short weeks I have been … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · 1 Comment