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Projects, events and news from the University of Cambridge Museums

Open House: Art and Engagement in North Cambridge

Emma Smith announced as first Artist in Residence in North Cambridge Open House recently held a public meeting where community members and Kettle’s Yard selected Emma Smith as the first Artist in Residence. Emma … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

SHARE Volunteer Awards 2015

A big congratulations to the ten University of Cambridge Museums volunteers who were nominated for the 2015 SHARE Volunteer Awards! SHARE received a total of 87 nominations from 46 different … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Evaluating Education at the Botanic Garden

Hey, I’m Megan Wilson and I have just started as an Education Evaluation Intern at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. Originally from Northern Ireland, I came to Cambridge in 2011 … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Shackleton’s Cat: A Polar Opera

Last February, out of the blue, the English Touring Opera contacted us about the possibility of staging a polar opera; my first thought was, I can’t sing! Once the panic … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

New centre for biodiversity conservation named after Sir David Attenborough

An iconic building in the centre of Cambridge is, today, being named the David Attenborough Building, in honour of Sir David’s pioneering work in bringing the wonders of our natural … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Material Cultures Symposium

How do we transform thousand years old objects into active ambassadors of Antiquity for our public within our Museums? How can our public be intrigued so that their visit to … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Magnificent Obsessions

What motivates us to collect? From high-end art to Panini sticker albums our capacity to gather and accumulate appears endless.  As museums we talk easily of our collections however, the … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment