University of Cambridge Museums

Projects, events and news from the University of Cambridge Museums

Discovery Packs: Teenagers Exploring Museums

Family trails, backpacks and other interactive activities have been available in museums for our younger visitors for some time now but what about Activity Packs for teenagers? At the University … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Art & Science of Curation at the Museums Association Conference

Through the University of Cambridge Museum’s Art and Science of Curation project, we are exploring the diversity of what it means to be a curator.  Curators from across the country … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

About me: Sana Khan

Peace be upon you all! My name is Sana, I’m 22 years old and I am a new trainee at the Museum of Zoology as part of the Strengthening Our … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Campsite at Curating Cambridge

The Campsite started with a bang on Saturday morning with sunshine (yes, real sunshine), games, merriment, and oodles of creative imagination. In each tent, caravan or campervan an adventure awaited … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Museum Favourite: Prayer preceding the Mass and Prime

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

October 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Half term family fun at Curating Cambridge

Curating Cambridge: our city, our stories, our stuff will kick off half term family fun this weekend. On Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 October The Campsite will pitch up on … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Unlocking the potential of Beacons

A collaborative project involving Swedish interaction design student, Tommy Nilsson, the University’s Computer Lab and three University of Cambridge museums, is attempting to better understand the potential of Bluetooth Low … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Seven Heads of Gog Magog

Over the next four weeks Emma Florence Bausor will be writing a series of blog posts relating to seven objects in the University of Cambridge Museums’ collections. Emma’s blog can … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · Leave a comment