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“Please touch the objects”: planning our first touch tour

On 20 January Christina Rozeik, Conservator at the Polar Museum, spoke at the annual SHARE Collections Care Conference about setting up touch tours at the Museum. In this post (originally … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Glitter, Puddles and Dancing under Trees

We were excited and a little bit giddy because our new education building at the Botanic Garden was ready to play in, and we were going to try it out … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Collections Care Conference: Summary

On 20 January I had the opportunity to visit Hughes Hall where SHARE Museums East were holding their second annual conference on collections care. The theme of the day was … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · 1 Comment

Cutting the Curve: Crafting the Classical Body

A new exhibition at the Museum of Classical Archaeology invites you to look again at the casts of classical sculpture on display in the Museum’s Cast Gallery. Inspired by the Greek and … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fitzwilliam Object of the Month: January

The Fitzwilliam Museum celebrates its Bicentenary during 2016. As part of the Museum’s celebrations they are choosing an Object of the Month for each calendar month. These will be on … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Broadening Horizons

University of Cambridge Museums has been partnering the City Council Community Development team since 2013 delivering a programme of Tea & Talks at our collections throughout October as part of … Continue reading

January 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Orchid Hunters

Saturday 13 February – Sunday 13 March 2016 The warmth of Cambridge University’s Botanic Garden Glasshouse Range provides the perfect setting for this year’s orchid display which promises a spectacular … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · Leave a comment


SOURCE, the young artists programme at the Fitzwilliam Museum aims to provide young people aged 15-19 years taking their final year art exams with the opportunity to: Research and extend … Continue reading

January 11, 2016 · 3 Comments