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Projects, events and news from the University of Cambridge Museums

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

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

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