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Projects, events and news from the University of Cambridge Museums

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

A trouble shared is a trouble halved

What do bananas and this 1950’s compass from the Polar Museum have in common?  Answer – they are both radioactive! Admittedly the compass is a lot more radioactive than the … Continue reading

January 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Romsey Mill Young Mum’s Arts Award

The Fitzwilliam Museum has been working with the Young Mums group at Romsey Mill since 2012 supporting participants to achieve an Arts Award (a nationally recognised qualification). The programme follows … Continue reading

December 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fantastic Plastic

Plastic is so much part of our lives that we don’t really think about it, but many people are still surprised to learn that there is now quite a lot … Continue reading

December 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Christmas Gifts with a Difference

If you are trying to find a unique gift for that ever so tricky person, then the shops across the University of Cambridge Museums & Botanic Garden are a great place to start. In … Continue reading

November 24, 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


A new programme for homebound older people University of Cambridge Museums are working in partnership with local organisation Care Network Cambridgeshire on a new programme for homebound older people called … Continue reading

November 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cam Lates kicks off with Extreme Improv at the Polar Museum

Cam Lates, the University of Cambridge Museums new series of after-hours events for adults, kicked off at the end of September. With an evening of improv comedy inspired by the … Continue reading

October 14, 2016 · Leave a comment