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Art on Mars: Beagle 2 & Damien Hirst

A new display at the Fitzwilliam Museum showcases the spot painting prepared for the Beagle 2 space mission by artist Damien Hirst. Beagle 2 was originally thought to have been lost … Continue reading

September 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pip Pip Hooray!

Apple Day is back at Cambridge University Botanic Garden – Sunday 23 October 2016, 10am-4pm We have a bumper crop of apple-related activities including: apple identification and advice; apple tasting of … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Getting there at the Museum of Zoology

It’s been a bit hectic here at the Museum of Zoology over the Spring and Summer period. Time seems to accelerate as we approach the countdown to re-opening in less … Continue reading

September 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Packing museum objects – the Packing Challenge

Last month, on 10 August, the Fitzwilliam Museum celebrated its 200th birthday with an event for the local community. You may have heard of the beautiful cake “fit for a Lord”, … Continue reading

September 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Finding (out about) our online audiences

Ina Pruegel, our Digital Engagement Specialist, and Richard White, our Marketing Coordinator, are current Fellows at the Arts Marketing Association’s (AMA) Digital Marketing Academy.  The Digital Marketing Academy (DMA) is an online learning … Continue reading

September 15, 2016 · 1 Comment

Fitzwilliam Object of the Month: September

The Fitzwilliam Museum celebrates its Bicentenary during 2016. As part of the Museum’s celebrations they are choosing an Object of the Month for each calendar month. These will be on … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Work experience at the Whipple: pests, space exploration and many, many microscopes

This summer at the Whipple Museum we had work experience students in, helping us with a variety of tasks and getting a flavour of what museum life is really like. … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hammering it home – tools of the geologist’s trade

Arguably, the geological hammer is by far the oldest trade tool and was first used by our extinct human relatives over 3.3 million years ago. These ancestors also must have … Continue reading

September 7, 2016 · Leave a comment