University of Cambridge Museums

Projects, events and news from the University of Cambridge Museums

May Day 2016: Bank Holiday Opening Hours

Whether you are visiting from afar or fitting in a day out closer to home, our museums and the Botanic Garden offer a great way to spend those extra bank … Continue reading

April 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Photogrammetry and Archaeology at MAA

Learning How to Look Project A new project, Learning How to Look: Developing a Digital Teaching Collection, has recently begun at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA). With the … Continue reading

April 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Handy performance

Visitors who made it up to the second floor of MAA in February half-term were greeted by an intriguing sign located outside a cosy-looking den. Inside was artist Laura Mugridge, … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Trip to the Moon

The history of science not only gives us a timeline of great discoveries, but also reveals the effects of this knowledge on culture and this can be seen through some … Continue reading

April 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Curating ‘Being Modern’

Kyle Percy is the Trainee Curatorial Research Assistant at Kettle’s Yard. He’s been working on the second Kettle’s Yard collection display at the Fitzwilliam Museum and writes here about what … Continue reading

April 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Source 2016

For the past nine years Source has been matching the University of Cambridge Museums collections with Art and Design exam themes, providing high quality starting points from primary artefacts for … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

International Garden Photographer of the Year

A collection of winning images from the prestigious International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) Competition will be displayed at Cambridge University Botanic Garden from April 13 – June 19 … Continue reading

April 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Antarctic Catalogue is now live!

I’m three-quarters of the way into the 2-year Antarctic Cataloguing Project at the Polar Museum. The project was generously funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund to create a fully … Continue reading

April 11, 2016 · Leave a comment