University of Cambridge Museums

Projects, events and news from the University of Cambridge Museums

My Museum Favourite: Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Maria Carmi as the Madonna, 1912

With over 5 million works of art, artefacts and specimens within our collections, how exactly do you go about choosing a favourite? This was the challenge faced by staff and … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fitzwilliam Family Trails

The first half of the year has got off to a great start on the Fitzwilliam Museum Family Programme with over 1,600 children and their parents taking part in our … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

From weather-wise to weather forecasting: meteorological instruments at the Whipple Museum

The Whipple Museum of the History of Science has an excellent collection of meteorological instruments about which I have been researching and writing articles for the Museum’s ‘Explore’ website. The … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

GEM Conference 2014: Enterprising Educators

The GEM (Group for Education in Museums) annual conference came to Cambridge this year and was held at Selwyn College from Tuesday 2 to Thursday 4 September 2014. The theme … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Museums in the Twittersphere!

On Wednesday 17 September 2014 721 museums in 43 countries took part in #AskACurator Day on Twitter – including the University of Cambridge Museums. The day saw galleries and museums … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Behind the scenes at 8 Museums in 1 day

On 29 August 2014 John Orna-Ornstein, Director of Museums, and colleagues from Arts Council England visited all eight University of Cambridge Museums in one day. Checkout some of the highlights … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Museum Favourite: Hendrik Goudt, The Flight into Egypt, 1613

With over 5 million works of art, artefacts and specimens within our collections, how exactly do you go about choosing a favourite? This was the challenge faced by staff and … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bookings open for Curating Cambridge on 22 September

On Monday 22 September 2014 bookings will open for Curating Cambridge: our city, our stories, our stuff, a five  week festival of fun and creativity across the city. Join a … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · Leave a comment