University of Cambridge Museums

Projects, events and news from the University of Cambridge Museums

Restore: a new Open House animation

Learners from ESOL Café, an organisation providing English language lessons for adults at Chesterton Community College, have created a new animation with artist Lizzy Hobbs. The participants have been meeting … Continue reading

May 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Polar Science in Miniature

When Fossil Hunter Lottie arrived in the post I was thrilled: the shiny ammonites, the tiny trowel, the geological hammer and the magnifying glass, not to mention the backpack and … Continue reading

May 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

SHARE East Volunteer Awards, Round 2

I can hardly believe that it has been a whole year since the inaugural SHARE East Volunteer Awards in 2015! But, as they say, time flies when you are having … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Welcoming the next generation of museum visitors

At the end of March I was fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to Abu Dhabi to represent the University of Cambridge Museums at a roundtable organised by the … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Half-term Family Activities: May 2016

If you’re looking for some creative ways of spending time this summer half-term, let our museums and collections lend a hand. From taking part in some old-fashioned games, trying out … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

From work experience to an internship

My name is Hollie Drinkwater and I am currently half way through my three-month internship in the Reference Library of the Fitzwilliam Museum. I graduated with a BA degree in … Continue reading

May 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Making Fronds with the Fern Society

It is the British Pteridological Society’s 125th Anniversary this year and they are celebrating with a stand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show next week. Ferns and fern allies for … Continue reading

May 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

Scent of Sacrifice

An aromatic evening exploring Maya and Aztec culture Enjoy a sensory experience in the Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology after-hours this June. Hear about the aromatic rituals of ancient Maya … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · Leave a comment