A table with a red tablecloth set up for the Cambridge City Council holiday lunch activity session. There is a line of museum leaflets and two flyers on stands about the Whipple Museum.

A month as Inclusion Assistant

I joined the University of Cambridge Museums team in early April as Inclusion Assistant. Here’s everything I have been up to in my first few weeks. My first few weeks as Inclusion Assistant for the University of Cambridge Museums have been a whirlwind – in the best possible way! From jumping headfirst into community events to seeing a real dodo… Read full article

Inside the Cambridge University Herbarium - a room filled with shelves and collections storage. Two people can be seen standing at the bottom of the room.

Help digitise the collections at Cambridge University Herbarium

Help digitise the Cambridge University Herbarium by becoming an online volunteer today! Cambridge University Herbarium is home to some 1.1 million plant specimens. The collection is a treasure trove of taxonomic, historic and ecological data waiting to be digitised and made available to researchers around the world. Thanks to a grant from the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF), we are… Read full article


Inside the Cambridge University Herbarium - a room filled with shelves and collections storage. Two people can be seen standing at the bottom of the room.

Help digitise the collections at Cambridge University Herbarium

Help digitise the Cambridge University Herbarium by becoming an online volunteer today! Cambridge University Herbarium is home to some 1.1 million plant specimens. The collection is a treasure trove of taxonomic, historic and ecological data waiting to be digitised and made available to researchers around the world. Thanks to a grant from the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF), we are… Read full article

Man holding guitar stands in front of microphone in a museum gallery

University of Cambridge Museums Activity Update, October- December 2023

Covering the period 1 October – 31 December, here is an insight into some of the stories behind our NPO-funded activity. Discover more about the work our museums and collections have been delivering under the main themes of: Social Justice, Our Planet, Creating Opportunities, Health and Wellbeing; as well as the additional delivery underpinning our programme enablement. Activity overview This… Read full article


A woman with two children sit at a table at the Fitzwilliam Museum and create their own museum collage.

Welcoming Families at the Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam Museum invited families to explore its Tensions of Belonging: Connecting Cambridge display through a special drop-in family event designed by members of the community. For more than a year, the Fitzwilliam Museum has been working with community members in the Connections Through Collections group to ask what happens when we place local residents at the heart of how… Read full article

Inside the Cambridge University Herbarium - a room filled with shelves and collections storage. Two people can be seen standing at the bottom of the room.

Help digitise the collections at Cambridge University Herbarium

Help digitise the Cambridge University Herbarium by becoming an online volunteer today! Cambridge University Herbarium is home to some 1.1 million plant specimens. The collection is a treasure trove of taxonomic, historic and ecological data waiting to be digitised and made available to researchers around the world. Thanks to a grant from the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF), we are… Read full article


A table with a red tablecloth set up for the Cambridge City Council holiday lunch activity session. There is a line of museum leaflets and two flyers on stands about the Whipple Museum.

A month as Inclusion Assistant

I joined the University of Cambridge Museums team in early April as Inclusion Assistant. Here’s everything I have been up to in my first few weeks. My first few weeks as Inclusion Assistant for the University of Cambridge Museums have been a whirlwind – in the best possible way! From jumping headfirst into community events to seeing a real dodo… Read full article

Man holding guitar stands in front of microphone in a museum gallery

University of Cambridge Museums Activity Update, October- December 2023

Covering the period 1 October – 31 December, here is an insight into some of the stories behind our NPO-funded activity. Discover more about the work our museums and collections have been delivering under the main themes of: Social Justice, Our Planet, Creating Opportunities, Health and Wellbeing; as well as the additional delivery underpinning our programme enablement. Activity overview This… Read full article


Science, Exploration and Empire

Science is often considered to be objective, just about “facts”. However, scientists are people and the way they see the world is affected by the ideas around them. At the Whipple Museum of the History of Science, we wanted to create a schools session that puts science in context and explores the darker side of the history of science in… Read full article


A table with a red tablecloth set up for the Cambridge City Council holiday lunch activity session. There is a line of museum leaflets and two flyers on stands about the Whipple Museum.

A month as Inclusion Assistant

I joined the University of Cambridge Museums team in early April as Inclusion Assistant. Here’s everything I have been up to in my first few weeks. My first few weeks as Inclusion Assistant for the University of Cambridge Museums have been a whirlwind – in the best possible way! From jumping headfirst into community events to seeing a real dodo… Read full article

Inside the Cambridge University Herbarium - a room filled with shelves and collections storage. Two people can be seen standing at the bottom of the room.

Help digitise the collections at Cambridge University Herbarium

Help digitise the Cambridge University Herbarium by becoming an online volunteer today! Cambridge University Herbarium is home to some 1.1 million plant specimens. The collection is a treasure trove of taxonomic, historic and ecological data waiting to be digitised and made available to researchers around the world. Thanks to a grant from the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF), we are… Read full article


Film still from Dance into Nature with Art and Poetry session, featuring the late Peter Stearn.

Creative Health – Age Well Museum Resources

Ruth Clarke, the UCM Inclusion Associate for Learning shares a series of collaboratively produced resources for the mind, body and imagination. Created through partnerships with health and social care providers for adults, the resources are designed to inspire, uplift and absorb, and provide respite and solace when needed. Discover the resources below. Dance into Nature with Art and Poetry –… Read full article

Greek vase showing face of a Black woman

COLOUR: Art, Science and Power

COLOUR: Art, Science and Power ran from July the 26th 2022 to April the 23rd 2023. The exhibition drew from across UCM collections and explored how colour influences our understanding of the world, our emotions, creativity and relations with others. It invited visitors to discover different ways that colours are perceived, experienced and given meaning. I worked as a research… Read full article