Racing ahead with partnership working

With the University of Cambridge Museums’ near neighbour, the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art, nominated for a national museum award, Liz Hide reflects on how this demonstrates the benefits of museums working in partnership across the region. The Art Fund Museum of the Year award is one of the highlights of the museum year, providing a high-profile… Read full article

Natural Sciences Collections Association comes to Cambridge

The Whale, the Dire Rhea and the Boar’s New Nose… just some of the acquaintances I made at last month’s Natural Science Collections Association Annual Conference.  Full of passionate and inspiring museum folk, as well as curious and intriguing animals, Evolving Ideas: provocative new ways of working with collections showcased a swarm of ways of using biological, geological, botanical collections… Read full article

Developing a collective strategy for the University of Cambridge Museums

One of the interesting challenges involved in enabling eight museums and a botanic garden to work more closely together is to find ways to express our collective vision while maintaining the clear identity of each constituent organisation. Connections, between people and our collections, and between the collections themselves, are central to the University of Cambridge Museum’s unique multidisciplinary consortium.   Discussions… Read full article