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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

Source: supporting art & design students

Source matches the University of Cambridge Museums collections with Art and Design exam themes, providing high quality starting points from objects for students and teachers at GCSE , A Level and BTEC. … Continue reading

April 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Creative Families – The First Step

We were delighted to welcome young parents and their babies from Romsey Mill Children’s Centre to the Fitzwilliam Museum for an exciting new project: Creative Families. This is a newly-created … Continue reading

March 29, 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

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

The Arts Award in Schools Project

Last summer the University of Cambridge Museums were awarded a contract by My Cambridge, the Local Cultural Education Partnership for Cambridge, to deliver a collaborative Arts Award project with 4 … Continue reading

March 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

What do teachers want from a digital museum resource?

In January to March 2016 a team of University of Cambridge Museum educators (Kate Noble from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Naomi Chapman from the Polar Museum and Sarah-Jane Harknett from the … Continue reading

March 9, 2017 · Leave a comment