Widening Participation activity across the University of Cambridge Museums

As the new academic year gets underway, let’s look back on a year of exciting Widening Participation activity across the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) – a range of projects to support children and young people who might experience barriers to taking part in our cultural offer. The year started with a collaboration between The Fitzwilliam Museum and Kettle’s Yard… Read full article

‘Zensation’: University Student Wellbeing

Education Officer, Sarah-Cate Blake discusses ‘Zensation’, a stress-busting programme offering university students a space to unwind and engage creatively with the Fitzwilliam Museum. Being a student can be a time when we experience a huge amount of stimulus from new environments, work studies, social excitement or the lack thereof. Experienced over a longer timeframe these stimuli may present as hyperactivation… Read full article


A walk to Jupiter: With Distance comes Perspective

This summer, Young Carers from Centre 33 based across Cambridgeshire have been exploring out of this world art and objects. Our summer project is inspired by Our Place in Space, a scale model and artwork of our solar system designed by artist Oliver Jeffers and stretching from Midsummer Common in Cambridge, all the way to Waterbeach, part of the nationwide… Read full article

Widening Participation activity across the University of Cambridge Museums

As the new academic year gets underway, let’s look back on a year of exciting Widening Participation activity across the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) – a range of projects to support children and young people who might experience barriers to taking part in our cultural offer. The year started with a collaboration between The Fitzwilliam Museum and Kettle’s Yard… Read full article


‘Zensation’: University Student Wellbeing

Education Officer, Sarah-Cate Blake discusses ‘Zensation’, a stress-busting programme offering university students a space to unwind and engage creatively with the Fitzwilliam Museum. Being a student can be a time when we experience a huge amount of stimulus from new environments, work studies, social excitement or the lack thereof. Experienced over a longer timeframe these stimuli may present as hyperactivation… Read full article

Powerful Stories: April-September 2022

Welcome to your twice-yearly round-up of the goings on across the University of Cambridge Museums. It’s been busy! Between April and September 2022, we welcomed… With the return of a substantial post-pandemic offer of events and activities onsite – more about that below – we’ve seen our visitor numbers continue to recover, and welcomed more than twice the number of… Read full article


Powerful Stories: April-September 2022

Welcome to your twice-yearly round-up of the goings on across the University of Cambridge Museums. It’s been busy! Between April and September 2022, we welcomed… With the return of a substantial post-pandemic offer of events and activities onsite – more about that below – we’ve seen our visitor numbers continue to recover, and welcomed more than twice the number of… 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


Powerful Stories: April-September 2022

Welcome to your twice-yearly round-up of the goings on across the University of Cambridge Museums. It’s been busy! Between April and September 2022, we welcomed… With the return of a substantial post-pandemic offer of events and activities onsite – more about that below – we’ve seen our visitor numbers continue to recover, and welcomed more than twice the number of… Read full article

Square piece of red-brown Ugandan barkcloth decorated on the front with black pigment

Behind the Scenes: Working with the Ugandan Barkcloth Collection at the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology

The Stores Move project at the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology (MAA) have been busy documenting, photographing and packing over 250,000 objects from 162 countries ready for transfer to the new Centre for Material Culture (CMC). Earlier this year, as part of on-going project work, we prepared a collection of 38 lengths of Ugandan barkcloth at MAA. With no photos… Read full article


Powerful Stories: April-September 2022

Welcome to your twice-yearly round-up of the goings on across the University of Cambridge Museums. It’s been busy! Between April and September 2022, we welcomed… With the return of a substantial post-pandemic offer of events and activities onsite – more about that below – we’ve seen our visitor numbers continue to recover, and welcomed more than twice the number of… Read full article

Square piece of red-brown Ugandan barkcloth decorated on the front with black pigment

Behind the Scenes: Working with the Ugandan Barkcloth Collection at the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology

The Stores Move project at the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology (MAA) have been busy documenting, photographing and packing over 250,000 objects from 162 countries ready for transfer to the new Centre for Material Culture (CMC). Earlier this year, as part of on-going project work, we prepared a collection of 38 lengths of Ugandan barkcloth at MAA. With no photos… Read full article