University of Cambridge Museums

Projects, events and news from the University of Cambridge Museums

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

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

Reflecting on our experience of the Audience Diversity Academy

As their time as AMA Audience Diversity Academy fellows draws to a close, Kate Carreno, Assistant Director Central Services, and Miranda Stearn, Head of Learning at the Fitzwilliam Museum, reflect … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

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