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Romsey Mill Young Mum’s Arts Award

The Fitzwilliam Museum has been working with the Young Mums group at Romsey Mill since 2012 supporting participants to achieve an Arts Award (a nationally recognised qualification). The programme follows … Continue reading

December 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dredging the Archive

The lake here at the Botanic Garden is currently undergoing much needed dredging. It occurs to me that this methodical process of collecting and sifting is actually pretty similar to the … Continue reading

December 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fantastic Plastic

Plastic is so much part of our lives that we don’t really think about it, but many people are still surprised to learn that there is now quite a lot … Continue reading

December 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

You Are Here – Open House Artist Residency 2016

Isabella Martin, Open House Artist in Residence 2016, has been working in collaboration with residents and community groups in North Cambridge to create a new map of the area. Martin … Continue reading

December 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Garden’s Systematic Beds

Keeping heritage, science and horticulture in balance To err may be human, but so too is to order: putting names to things is how language develops in both epochal and … Continue reading

December 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Exploring Colour at the Botanic Garden

The current COLOUR exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum has shown the close links between art and science – both in the production and analysis of these amazing manuscripts. Our challenge … Continue reading

December 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fitzwilliam Object of the Month: December

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

December 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Celebrating International Volunteer Day

On 5 December it was International Volunteer Day. As a way of celebrating this day and to say thank you to all the University of Cambridge Museums volunteers, we decided … Continue reading

December 13, 2016 · Leave a comment