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The Bean Archive

In June this year I was given a key to the storeroom of the Museum of Classical Archaeology. There is nothing quite like rooting around in hidden spaces for forgotten … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Just Arts: enrichment programme for young people in care

In 2014 a group of looked after young people within Cambridgeshire between the ages of 12 – 20 took part in a successful Bronze Arts Award project, working with Educators … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

Art and Science of Curation Conference

We all agree that museums need curators, but do we all agree on what it is that curators do? Are they holders of specialist collections knowledge? Cultural programmers? Custodians? Facilitators? … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Museums Computer Group Conference – Museums beyond the Web

This year’s Museums Computer Group Conference Museums Beyond the Web was based at the Natural History Museum. It covered a range of ‘Digital’ topics from exploring Google Glass in a … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Siberian white elephant

When you mention indigenous peoples in the Arctic, people often think of the Inuit of Canada and Greenland, and their traditional semi-nomadic hunting lifestyle.  However, there are also many other … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

First World War pilot’s collections go on display

Paul Denys Montague’s anthropological collections from New Caledonia have gone on display at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. This exciting display, on the ground floor of the museum, includes … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Researching the history of the Fitzwilliam Museum

In 2016 the Fitzwilliam Museum will be celebrating the bicentenary of its foundation, in 1816, by the will of Richard, 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion. Dr Lucilla Burn, Acting Assistant … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Home is My Museum: Discussion and Publication Launch, Sunday 23rd November

What do you keep on your mantelpiece? From curious to quirky, valuable and invaluable, we create family histories through memorabilia, keepsakes and heirlooms. My Home is my Museum is a project developed … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · Leave a comment