Oh What a Night: SHARE Volunteer Awards 2017

Once described as “the Oscars of the Eastern Regions Museum Industry”….. the third annual SHARE Volunteer Awards took place on 8 June 2017, hosted by the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket. With museums represented from all over the region, the competition was strong and the University of Cambridge Museums had nominations in a number of different categories. But… Read full article

Creative Families – The Next Step

We have been working alongside Romsey Mill Children’s Centre to give young parents and their babies the opportunity to develop a sustained relationship with the Fitzwilliam Museum through a variety of experiences, leading participants to a Creative Families Award. We recently enjoyed another varied and exciting session with our Creative Families! The young parents and babies have attended the museum… Read full article

A conversation with… a woolly bear

Woolly bears are not an uncommon sight in museums.  As part of the pest management programme at the Fitzwilliam Museum, we have to keep an eye on numbers as they can cause a lot of irreversible damage to some of the collections. We thought it’d be a good idea to get to know them a bit better: You’re not very… Read full article

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