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Marketing COLOUR: evaluation

The Fitzwilliam Museum’s second major exhibition for 2016 was COLOUR: The Art and Science of Illuminated Manuscripts, which celebrated the Museum’s bicentenary with a stunning display of 150 illuminated manuscripts … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

An INSIGHT into the Fitzwilliam Museum

Thirty year 10 students from London recently visited the Fitzwilliam Museum as part of the University’s INSIGHT programme. INSIGHT is an academic programme delivered through the University’s Widening Participation Programme, … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Working towards audience diversity through creating progression opportunities at the Fitzwilliam Museum

Since summer 2016, Kate Carreno, Assistant Director Central Services, and Miranda Stearn, Head of Learning, at the Fitzwilliam Museum have been participating in the Arts Marketing Association’s Audience Diversity Academy … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

Henslow’s vasculum – Botanic Garden Library Pick

Learn about some of the interesting and unusual items in the Botanic Garden’s Cory Library and Archives in this new series of monthly blog posts. February’s Library Pick: Henslow’s vasculum … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

‘A Love Tale’: The J.W.L Glaisher collection of valentine cards at the Fitzwilliam Museum

The name of Glaisher is well known at the Fitzwilliam Museum. James Whitbread Lee Glaisher (1848-1928) was a celebrated mathematician and Fellow of Trinity College, but he was also widely … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · 1 Comment

What is Digital Engagement?

Since starting as the Digital Engagement Specialist at the University of Cambridge Museums, a repeating question has been ’What actually is Digital Engagement?’ So, as part of my strategic planning I’ve … Continue reading

February 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Orchids 2017: Another India

An exploration of India’s natural heritage 12 February – 12 March 2017, 10am – 4.30pm Cambridge University Botanic Garden Step out of the cold into the welcoming warmth of the … Continue reading

February 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Live streaming with a touch of ‘WTH?’

Back in October 2016 we (Ina Pruegel & Richard White) posted about our participation in the Arts Marketing Association’s Digital Marketing Academy and our live-streaming experiments. Now we’ve graduated (whoot!) it’s … Continue reading

February 2, 2017 · Leave a comment