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Projects, events and news from the University of Cambridge Museums

Come and see the puzzling Ediacaran biota in the Sedgwick Museum

A strange assortment of Late Precambrian fossils variously shaped like flattened and quilted blobs, ribbons, fronds and sacks, have been found around the world in ancient sedimentary rocks of between … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Art and Life at Kettle’s Yard

A major international exhibition of work from two of the UK’s most important 20th Century painters, Ben and Winifred Nicholson. ‘Art and Life’ examines the work of Ben and Winifred … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Twilight at the Museums 2014: bigger, busier… darker!

In the week leading up to 19 February, all fingers and toes were crossed for a brief respite in the seemingly interminable rain. Weather forecasts were checked and rechecked and … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Emergency Planning and Salvage Workshop

This training was born out of the University of Cambridge Museum collection care teams wanting to re-evaluate emergency planning procedures right across the organisation. The day aimed to tackle this … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dr Woodward’s fossils

Originally posted on Geological Society of London blog:
A guest post from Dr Ken McNamara, Director of the Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge, who is giving a talk on Dr John Woodward,…

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sustainability across our museums

On Wednesday 5 February I was lucky enough to attend the Culture Change launch conference at the Royal Opera House. Culture Change is a support programme for businesses working in … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Light – A Learning Resource for Kettle’s Yard

The Learning Team at Kettle’s Yard are delighted to share Light – a new Learning Resource for Kettle’s Yard. Light is the first in a set of three learning resources, … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Staff visit to Two Temple Place

On Wednesday 12 February a group of 60 staff and volunteers from across the museums; along with friends and family visited the Discoveries exhibition at Two Temple Place. Discoveries is … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · Leave a comment