University of Cambridge Museums

Projects, events and news from the University of Cambridge Museums

Carving their way into the art world

The University of Cambridge Museums and Cardiff School of Art and Design (Cardiff Metropolitan University) collaborated on a Creative Work Experience Week dedicated to ceramics education. The participating students will … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

My year as an Apprentice

As summer ends and the trees around Cambridge begin to turn to brown I can’t believe that already a year has nearly passed. When I first moved to Cambridge in … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Having a whale of a time

The iconic whale skeleton outside the Museum of Zoology is being dismantled as part of the development project which sees the museum closed for three years. The large finback whale … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Joseph Minden – Development Intern, Fitzwilliam and Polar Museum

Growing up in Cambridge, the University Museums have always been a source of amazement and inspiration. Suits of armour in the Fitzwilliam Museum; astrolabes and orreries in the Whipple Museum; … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sedgwick Director is ‘cool’ about shark epithet

It is not every day that a Museum Director is honored by having a new kind of fossil shark named after them. With the naming of Kenolamna, Dr Ken McNamara, … Continue reading

September 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Keyser Teaching Collection: Gathering data for new users

Following on from a pilot project to assess the use of the Keyser Teaching Collection at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA), a new project to develop this collection … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

UCM Staff Newsletter – October 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

September 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

#Ask a Curator

‘Ask a Curator’ is an annual event on Twitter, which lets members of the public pose questions to curators in museums around the world. If you’ve ever had a burning … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · Leave a comment