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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

“It’s got to be easy to use”

Consultation project researching how teachers use digital resources in the classroom Early in 2016 a team of University of Cambridge Museum educators (Kate Noble from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Naomi Chapman … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · 2 Comments

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

An INSIGHT into the Fitzwilliam Museum

Thirty year 10 students from London recently visited the Fitzwilliam Museum as part of the University’s INSIGHT programme. INSIGHT is an academic programme delivered through the University’s Widening Participation Programme, … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · Leave a comment