University of Cambridge Museums

Projects, events and news from the University of Cambridge Museums

Old snow goes on show at the Fitzwilliam

Illustrations of snow crystals that fell between 8 February – 10 March 1855, a hundred and sixty-one years ago, and photogenic drawings of ferns made in the 1850s are part of … Continue reading

March 31, 2016 · 1 Comment

Things of Science

Working in a museum is sometimes like being an explorer — and occasionally it even involves being a kid at heart. I’ve had tremendous fun recently because of a new … Continue reading

March 29, 2016 · 4 Comments

Easter Holiday Happenings & Opening Hours

This Easter, take some time out from the Crème Eggs and have a ‘cracking’ time at the University of Cambridge Museums instead. In addition to special holiday events and trails, … Continue reading

March 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bletchley Park Study Day

I have recently started my Associateship of the Museums Association (AMA), a professional development award for the museums sector. For me this is an opportunity to focus on my own … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Some thoughts regarding Learning Spaces

Recently it was my great pleasure to visit the Whitworth Art Galley in Manchester to attend their ‘Creating Captivating Spaces for Under Fives’ event. I was hoping for an experience … Continue reading

March 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

Audience Research: knowing me, knowing you

Why do you choose to visit a museum? You might be there for a visit with the family, to spend quality time together in a space that can tell brilliant, … Continue reading

March 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

Science on Sundays at the Botanic Garden

How do plants tell the time, who are the rainforest hitch-hikers and can we improve crop pollination by breeding better flowers? Join Cambridge University Botanic Garden’s ‘Science on Sundays’ series … Continue reading

March 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Death on the Nile: conversations from a gallery lab

The exhibition Death on the Nile: Uncovering the afterlife of ancient Egypt at the Fitzwilliam museum opened on 23 February and has had an incredible number of enthusiastic visitors! This unusual … Continue reading

March 16, 2016 · 2 Comments