University of Cambridge Museums

Projects, events and news from the University of Cambridge Museums

Institute of Conservation Conference

In June, I had the lucky opportunity to attend the Institute of Conservation triennial conference in Birmingham. The theme of the conference was conservation in the 21st century.  Birmingham seemed … Continue reading

June 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Plants + Museums = Fun

Each May we run a big event here at Cambridge University Botanic Garden – our annual Festival of Plants.  It is a showcase for plants and plant science all rolled … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Marketing exhibition evaluation for Death on the Nile

The Fitzwilliam Museum’s first major exhibition for 2016 was Death on the Nile: Uncovering the afterlife of ancient Egypt. This show went beyond the images of mummies, pharaohs and mystery … Continue reading

June 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bountiful roses

For many, the flower which conjures up summer more than any other is the rose, and it is no surprise that this quintessentially English flower frequently tops the list as … Continue reading

June 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Truly unique jobs and people”… work experience at the museums

The University of Cambridge Museums offer work experience placements for school-aged participants, providing the opportunity to spend a week learning new skills and developing their self-confidence, timekeeping and communication. During … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Antipodes at MAA

A new collaboration between the University of Cambridge Museums and the Australian Print Workshop (APW) brings together three of Australia’s most respected contemporary artists Brook Andrew, Tom Nicholson and Caroline … Continue reading

June 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Drawing from the Past with Cambridge Regional College

This June, a splash of colour was introduced to the Museum of Classical Archaeology thanks to a wonderful exhibition, “Drawing from the Past”, produced by students from the Faculty of … Continue reading

June 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Emergency Planning & Salvage

At the end of May, the Fitzwilliam Museum held a training session on emergency salvage for staff across the University of Cambridge Museums. To ensure the safekeeping of historical objects … Continue reading

June 20, 2016 · Leave a comment