Creative responses to Magdalene Odundo in Cambridge

In March and April 2022, two inclusion events were held at the Fitzwilliam Museum in response to Magdalene Odundo in Cambridge, a show curated by Dame Magdalene Odundo, one of the greatest ceramic artists working today, and featuring global ceramics from the Fitzwilliam and Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology collections alongside her own work. We shared photographs from the two… Read full article

Pride Rocks

During the Sedgwick Museum‘s Moving a Mountain collections move project, the team has encountered many colourful rocks. This encouraged us to create a rock-inspired Progress Pride flag. Our collections move project is in full swing and we’ve managed to move an impressive 5962 drawers so far, totalling about 116131 specimens. That’s a lot of rocks! And while there are a… Read full article


4 plastic cups filled with small amount of liquid. Each cup has a piece of litmus paper in to show the different acidity.

Earth Clinic: exploring climate change with families

Earth Day is all about bringing people and communities together to appreciate and invest in the world around us. This year, the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences and Department of Earth Sciences marked Earth Day with its very first ‘Earth Clinic’ — a family event to raise awareness of climate change and give visitors the chance to explore what scientists… Read full article

Come on in: October 2021-March 2022

What a difference six months make.  It’s always busy here in Cambridge, but between October 2021 and March 2022, it seemed especially so as we travelled further down the road to pandemic recovery. We delivered a huge spread of activity from exhibitions, programming, collections care, community engagement and a very exciting new research initiative, all while continuing to manage changing… Read full article


Museums as gateways to the natural world: The sky and beyond

Ruth Clarke, Learning Associate – Inclusion, Fitzwilliam Museum & University of Cambridge Museums (UCM), shares the first of three nature inspired blog posts in which older people provide insights into the question ‘can engaging with nature, through art and artefacts, have similar health and wellbeing benefits as the experience of being with nature in-person?’ Throughout 2022 this question is being… Read full article

Creative responses to Magdalene Odundo in Cambridge

In March and April 2022, two inclusion events were held at the Fitzwilliam Museum in response to Magdalene Odundo in Cambridge, a show curated by Dame Magdalene Odundo, one of the greatest ceramic artists working today, and featuring global ceramics from the Fitzwilliam and Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology collections alongside her own work. We shared photographs from the two… Read full article


Pride Rocks

During the Sedgwick Museum‘s Moving a Mountain collections move project, the team has encountered many colourful rocks. This encouraged us to create a rock-inspired Progress Pride flag. Our collections move project is in full swing and we’ve managed to move an impressive 5962 drawers so far, totalling about 116131 specimens. That’s a lot of rocks! And while there are a… Read full article

Come on in: October 2021-March 2022

What a difference six months make.  It’s always busy here in Cambridge, but between October 2021 and March 2022, it seemed especially so as we travelled further down the road to pandemic recovery. We delivered a huge spread of activity from exhibitions, programming, collections care, community engagement and a very exciting new research initiative, all while continuing to manage changing… Read full article


Pride Rocks

During the Sedgwick Museum‘s Moving a Mountain collections move project, the team has encountered many colourful rocks. This encouraged us to create a rock-inspired Progress Pride flag. Our collections move project is in full swing and we’ve managed to move an impressive 5962 drawers so far, totalling about 116131 specimens. That’s a lot of rocks! And while there are a… Read full article

4 plastic cups filled with small amount of liquid. Each cup has a piece of litmus paper in to show the different acidity.

Earth Clinic: exploring climate change with families

Earth Day is all about bringing people and communities together to appreciate and invest in the world around us. This year, the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences and Department of Earth Sciences marked Earth Day with its very first ‘Earth Clinic’ — a family event to raise awareness of climate change and give visitors the chance to explore what scientists… Read full article


Museums as gateways to the natural world: The sky and beyond

Ruth Clarke, Learning Associate – Inclusion, Fitzwilliam Museum & University of Cambridge Museums (UCM), shares the first of three nature inspired blog posts in which older people provide insights into the question ‘can engaging with nature, through art and artefacts, have similar health and wellbeing benefits as the experience of being with nature in-person?’ Throughout 2022 this question is being… Read full article

Come on in: October 2021-March 2022

What a difference six months make.  It’s always busy here in Cambridge, but between October 2021 and March 2022, it seemed especially so as we travelled further down the road to pandemic recovery. We delivered a huge spread of activity from exhibitions, programming, collections care, community engagement and a very exciting new research initiative, all while continuing to manage changing… Read full article