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Projects, events and news from the University of Cambridge Museums

Frogs, Romans and Rockets – must be Summer at the Museums!

Summer at the Museums 22 July – 31 August 2016 With a whopping 30 different events happening this week, the only problem will be choosing what to do. From finding … Continue reading

July 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ribbeting on about Frogs

Have you ever been lying back, contemplating the human races’ greatest achievements, and it suddenly occurred to you just how frequently frogs hop into these successes? No?? Well, at the … Continue reading

July 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

COLOUR: The Art and Science of Illuminated Manuscripts

Dazzling treasures combining gold and precious pigments – some of the finest illuminated manuscripts in the world – are going on display for the Fitzwilliam Museum’s bicentenary. COLOUR: The Art and … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Youth led arts award project

“They are beginning to see the opportunities available to them and that they have a place in the cultural world.” Christine Brierly, teacher at North Cambridge Academy University of Cambridge … Continue reading

July 26, 2016 · 1 Comment

Exploring our archives – uncovering hidden collections at the Botanic Garden

Collections can only be useful if they are discoverable; that is, if we know what’s in them and where it can be found. There is much information about the Botanic … Continue reading

July 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

School’s out and Summer at the Museums is in…

Summer at the Museums 22 July – 31 August 2016 The sun is shining, school holidays have started, and there are 6 weeks ahead to look forward to. Looks like … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Understanding Plants: let the branching battle commence

The sunflower bed in the Understanding Plants area at the Botanic Garden is sporting young plants which are now growing at a rapid rate. In the first blog, we explained the … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Funding success for two University of Cambridge Museums

The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) and the Museum of Zoology have both successfully secured funding from Arts Council England’s Designation Development Fund. The fund recognises, celebrates and champions significant … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · 1 Comment