University of Cambridge Museums

Projects, events and news from the University of Cambridge Museums

Muse at the Fitzwilliam Museum

‘One of the great things about coming to MUSE is being introduced to works of art I haven’t noticed and linking them to practical work’. MUSE, a monthly adult art … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Archaeology of Childhood – the research begins

Object research is well underway at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) in preparation for the Archaeology of Childhood exhibition. As the new Project Assistant (Collections), I will spend … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Museums and Heritage Show

The Museum and Heritage show is a yearly event, allowing those working in (or interested in) the museum and heritage sector to come together and attend a wide range of talks, … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Growing Happiness: Bringing communities together with plants

In 1847 Birkenhead Park, designed by Joseph Paxton, opened with the aim of creating a ‘Park for the People’ – this was the first publicly funded park in the world. … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Half-term Family Activities

You’ll find plenty to keep the family entertained in our museums this half-term. From drawing and printing to dinosaurs and opera, here’s what’s coming up… The Fitzwilliam Museum Drawing Together … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Museums at Night

I think it is safe to say that fun was had by all at this year’s Museums at Night – staff and visitors alike. On Friday, meandering between all the … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Decant of the Carnivore Case at the Museum of Zoology

The Museum of Zoology staff and volunteer ‘Skeleton Crew’ decant the carnivore case. A joyful, behind-the-scenes look at the redevelopment of the museum. Watch 6 weeks worth of decanting & … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Family Fun with the Kettle’s Yard Learning team this summer

The Learning team at Kettle’s Yard are gearing up for a summer of fun with lots of creative activities planned. Before we head offsite from 22 June for a major redevelopment … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment