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This next video in the India Unboxed film series brings us face to face with the skull of a monkey who lived and died in the mountains of what is now Nagaland, in northeast India. Now at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge, it has travelled great distances, had several owners, and undergone a number of transformations. India Unboxed... Read full article
James McMullen spent the summer at the Fitzwilliam Museum as part of his University of Leicester work placement. Working with a team of volunteers, he surveyed over 500 visitors to the Fitzwilliam and got feedback on their experiences. The answers he got were surprising, and gave a great foundation to build on for future development of the visitor experience. James writes…... Read full article
This year the Whipple has had a bumper edition of work experience students. In June and July we had 5 work experience students come in, and the Whipple was keen to milk them for all of their worth ensure that they had enjoyable, well-rounded, and insightful projects on which to work during their stay here. As we wrote earlier in... Read full article
This year the Arts Marketing Association conference took place in the historic city of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Delegates were inspired by two full days of inspiring speakers. Eleanor Costello, Communications Assistant at Kettle’s Yard, shares what she learned and how she hopes to put new practices in place. This July, the Arts Marketing Association (AMA) invited communications and marketing professionals... Read full article
Being asked to authenticate an artefact is like being given a mystery to solve.  You have to piece together lots of different clues from the way it is made, where it comes from, what has been written about it and how it has been used to work out whether it is what it claims to be.  The process can be... Read full article

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