Twilight at the Museums at the Fitzwilliam Museum, 2016. Photo by Martin Bond

Cambridge museums recognised with substantial Arts Council England funding

Cambridge’s reputation as a centre of excellence for museums and culture in the UK received a vital boost today when Arts Council England (ACE) awarded University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) more than £4.8m and National Portfolio Organisation status from 2018-2022. Kettle’s Yard, who work in partnership with UCM, has also been awarded £1,163,028 as part of ACE’s National Portfolio, further… Read full article

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