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

Behind the scenes in a museum – a conservator’s view

Rhian Ward, a Conservation Student at Durham University, answers questions on her placement with the University of Cambridge Museums. What are you studying and how did you get to work with the University of Cambridge Museums? I am a final year student on the MA Conservation of Archaeological and Museum Objects at Durham University, and as part of this we… Read full article

‘It’s amazing what you can do with pegs’: the conservation of a Papua New Guinea skirt

Recently the conservation lab at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has been a hive of activity with conservation students and project conservators. Here is one challenge we have tackled: the conservation treatment of a Papua New Guinea grass skirt. The grass skirt was conserved so that it can be displayed in the MAA Spotlight Gallery as part of the… Read full article

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