University of Cambridge Museums

Projects, events and news from the University of Cambridge Museums

Meet our new Creative Apprentice Sophie-Emma

My name is Sophie-Emma, I recently started working at Wysing Arts Centre and Kettle’s Yard as a Creative Apprentice. I started this Autumn and will finish the course in November 2017. My experience of … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Work experience at the Whipple: pests, space exploration and many, many microscopes

This summer at the Whipple Museum we had work experience students in, helping us with a variety of tasks and getting a flavour of what museum life is really like. … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Family Art Week at the Fitzwilliam Museum

I am currently studying History of Art at University College London.  This summer, I volunteered in the Education Department at the Fitzwilliam Museum, working within the families programme. The main … Continue reading

August 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Throwing the light on Egyptian coffins

As the last few rays of sun sank behind the horizon, the gentle glow of flickering torchlight illuminated the glistening surface of the ancient Egyptian coffin panels. It sounds like … Continue reading

August 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hide and Seek: Volunteer Exhibition Explainers

If you recently visited the Hide and Seek: Looking for Children in the Past exhibition at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA), you might have met one of our … Continue reading

July 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

“much more than meets the eye”… work experience at the museums

The University of Cambridge Museums offer work experience placements for school-aged participants, providing the opportunity to spend a week learning new skills and developing their self-confidence, timekeeping and communication. During … Continue reading

July 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

“a real eye-opener”… work experience at the museums

The University of Cambridge Museums offer work experience placements for school-aged participants, providing the opportunity to spend a week learning new skills and developing their self-confidence, timekeeping and communication. During … Continue reading

July 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Truly unique jobs and people”… work experience at the museums

The University of Cambridge Museums offer work experience placements for school-aged participants, providing the opportunity to spend a week learning new skills and developing their self-confidence, timekeeping and communication. During … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · Leave a comment