Front of House Q&A: April Bagwill

Our Front of House Q&A series continues with April Bagwill. April is a Front of House Volunteer at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA). She recently came to Cambridge from Washington D.C. and works as a scientific editor. In her spare time, April enjoys being outdoors and learning new things. How long have you volunteered here? I am new… Read full article

Wanderings with a Camera with Cambridge Community Arts

Here at the Museum of Classical Archaeology, we’re always excited when artists find new and creative ways to view our old friends, our plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture. So when a new relationship with Cambridge Community Arts did just that, we were over the moon. Cambridge Community Arts (CCA) is a local charity which runs a great programme… Read full article


Wanderings with a Camera with Cambridge Community Arts

Here at the Museum of Classical Archaeology, we’re always excited when artists find new and creative ways to view our old friends, our plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture. So when a new relationship with Cambridge Community Arts did just that, we were over the moon. Cambridge Community Arts (CCA) is a local charity which runs a great programme… Read full article

Young children, public spaces and democracy: the BRIC Project

Nicola Wallis reports on the BRIC Conference, for those involved with early childhood education and care to discuss the promotion of very young children’s democratic engagement in civic society by regular visits to public spaces – including museums. This conference was a culmination of the EU-funded BRIC Project, which has spent the last three years investigating young children, democracy and… Read full article


Valuing the Visual

Some highlights and reflections from the Valuing the Visual Conference at Sheffield School of Education on 4 and 5 July 2017. At the beginning of July I was fortunate to be able to go to the International Literacies Conference in Sheffield. The conference explored the intersections between written and spoken language and the visual. I was one of the only… Read full article

Livestreaming Cambridge’s stinkiest plant

Titus is the Botanic Garden’s titan arum plant, sometimes known as the corpse flower. It flowers only once a decade, and the resulting smell has been described as ‘dead badger’; ‘cheesy death’; ‘residue from microwaved kipper’ and ‘the time the freezer died at the Museum of Zoology’. Naturally, Team UCM was there to stream last month’s flowering experience live from… Read full article


Does the Sedgwick Museum have any radioactive gemstones?

Does the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences have any radioactive gemstones? This was the question we were asked by Kanta Kiyomoto, a Year 8 student at Cambridge International School. Kanta is studying various forms and sources of radiation for his Silver CREST Award and wondered if we could help out with some radioactive gems. Dr Ben Winpenny, our Collections Assistant in Mineralogy and Petrology,… Read full article

Front of House Q&A: April Bagwill

Our Front of House Q&A series continues with April Bagwill. April is a Front of House Volunteer at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA). She recently came to Cambridge from Washington D.C. and works as a scientific editor. In her spare time, April enjoys being outdoors and learning new things. How long have you volunteered here? I am new… Read full article


Co-curating The Year That Made Antarctica

The Polar Museum tested out co-curation for their recent exhibition – the varied team ensured that a wide cast of characters made an appearance in ‘The Year That Made Antarctica’. There’s just one month left to run of our current exhibition at the Polar Museum: The Year That Made Antarctica – People, Politics and the International Geophysical Year (IGY). Set… Read full article

Diary of an Exhibition Part 2: new friends

Imagining India: Greeks, Romans and the End of the Earth opened at the Museum of Classical Archaeology (MoCA) on 26 June. This is the second of three instalments of my diary of the six months leading up to the exhibition opening. Last time: the exhibition concept takes shape; Curator Susanne went on maternity leave; research began… Late February 2017: new… Read full article