University of Cambridge Museums

Projects, events and news from the University of Cambridge Museums

Conservation and Collections Care at the Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam Museum has launched a new Conservation and Collections Care blog. The Museum has studios for the conservation of antiquities, applied arts, manuscripts and printed books, works of art on paper … Continue reading

April 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

My Apprenticeship

I can hardly believe over two years have passed; its gone so quickly. I started my apprenticeship in December 2014 and looking back it seems like such a long time … Continue reading

April 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

What can collaborations tell us?

A new Spotlight Gallery exhibition opening at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) will highlight the benefits of interdisciplinary collaboration on museum collections, choosing a Kiribati suit of armour as … Continue reading

March 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Indian hand-book of gardening

With the Botanic Garden’s India-themed Orchid Festival drawing to a close, and the University of Cambridge Museum’s recent launch of India Unboxed, a celebration as part of UK-India Year of Culture, … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

How Did They Do That? Science and Technology in Ancient Egypt

Designing an interactive Quest for 8-14 year olds We are excited to announce the launch of a new interactive quest for 8-14 year olds based around the sarcophagus lid of … Continue reading

March 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Don’t Believe Everything You’re Told…

Rhian Ward is an MA Conservation student at Durham University on placement with the University of Cambridge Museums. In museums, we are used to coming across many wonderful objects made … Continue reading

March 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Design Thinking – Designing a new family guide for the Fitzwilliam

What are the right questions to ask when designing a new resource or service? What methods can we use to assist collaborative and creative thinking? Marco Mason, a Marie Curie … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sewing Arctic Research

Two years ago the Polar Museum worked with the artist Jenny Langley to stitch Antarctica. The textile map was an immediate hit with audiences. Flaps revealed strange ice fish, hidden … Continue reading

March 14, 2017 · Leave a comment