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Exploring River Cam Stories with Rowan, at the Fitzwilliam Museum

Alison Ayres, Education Assistant at the Fitzwilliam Museum, shares her experience of working with students from Rowan to take inspiration from art work by Gwen Raverat as part of their … Continue reading

April 6, 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

Marketing COLOUR: evaluation

The Fitzwilliam Museum’s second major exhibition for 2016 was COLOUR: The Art and Science of Illuminated Manuscripts, which celebrated the Museum’s bicentenary with a stunning display of 150 illuminated manuscripts … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Working towards audience diversity through creating progression opportunities at the Fitzwilliam Museum

Since summer 2016, Kate Carreno, Assistant Director Central Services, and Miranda Stearn, Head of Learning, at the Fitzwilliam Museum have been participating in the Arts Marketing Association’s Audience Diversity Academy … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

What is Digital Engagement?

Since starting as the Digital Engagement Specialist at the University of Cambridge Museums, a repeating question has been ’What actually is Digital Engagement?’ So, as part of my strategic planning I’ve … Continue reading

February 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Orchids 2017: Another India

An exploration of India’s natural heritage 12 February – 12 March 2017, 10am – 4.30pm Cambridge University Botanic Garden Step out of the cold into the welcoming warmth of the … Continue reading

February 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Live streaming with a touch of ‘WTH?’

Back in October 2016 we (Ina Pruegel & Richard White) posted about our participation in the Arts Marketing Association’s Digital Marketing Academy and our live-streaming experiments. Now we’ve graduated (whoot!) it’s … Continue reading

February 2, 2017 · Leave a comment