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Don’t Believe Everything You’re Told…

Rhian Ward is an MA Conservation student at Durham University on placement with the University of Cambridge Museums. In museums, we are used to coming across many wonderful objects made … Continue reading

March 21, 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

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

‘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

Dredging the Archive

The lake here at the Botanic Garden is currently undergoing much needed dredging. It occurs to me that this methodical process of collecting and sifting is actually pretty similar to the … Continue reading

December 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Garden’s Systematic Beds

Keeping heritage, science and horticulture in balance To err may be human, but so too is to order: putting names to things is how language develops in both epochal and … Continue reading

December 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Antarctic Cataloguing Project

From food to footwear, from medals to medical equipment, and from scientific equipment to sledges, I have spent the past two years looking at every Antarctic object in the Polar … Continue reading

November 17, 2016 · 1 Comment