University of Cambridge Museums

Projects, events and news from the University of Cambridge Museums

Lost and Found at the Garden

For some of us who garden regularly, collecting bits of pottery found while digging can become something of an addiction.  I have long hoarded the things I find in the … Continue reading

April 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

Easter Eggs-capades

This Easter, hop along to the University of Cambridge Museums & Botanic Garden for some ‘cracking’ family fun. In addition to special holiday activities and trails, you’ll find lots more … Continue reading

March 30, 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

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