Arts on Prescription

Two University of Cambridge Museums, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Fitzwilliam Museum, are working in partnership with Cambridgeshire charity Arts and Minds  to create Arts on Prescription courses and sessions, as part of a project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project uses an innovative ‘social prescribing’ model which enables GPs, nurses and other care professionals… Read full article


Operation Survival

What can our museums contribute to audiences understanding issues about the environment? Find out about the work behind our new puzzle solving team-game, Operation Survival. What is Operation Survival? It’s a live action team game facilitated by actors and staff from games company Fire Hazard Games. Teams are set the challenge of solving a series of puzzles and clues, with the… Read full article

Creativity & Experimentation: Digital Making

The University of Cambridge Museums Digital Maker Residency ran between January and March 2018. In this blog post we give an overview of the project and consider what we found out about the creative potential of digital making in museums. The University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) Digital Maker Residency ran between January and March 2018. Over the course of the… Read full article


What’s New in Early Childhood Research?

EECERA (European Early Childhood Education Research Association) organises the largest Early Years Research conference in Europe. This year’s conference in Budapest included delegates from more than 90 countries and discussed a huge range of topics on the theme of Early Childhood Education, Families and Communities. Thanks to support from the Fitzwilliam Museum’s Marlay Fund, I was delighted to be able… Read full article

Work experience at the Zoology exploring the collections

“I had a great week working there!”: Work Experience at the University of Cambridge Museums

During the final week of University of Cambridge Museums Work Experience, Deniz from Impington Village College, Maicie from Stour Valley Community School, Katie from Comberton Village College and Nellie-Mae from Cambourne Village College all spent time at the Fitzwilliam Museum and another of our University Museums. We asked them some questions about their time with UCM, what they did and… Read full article


Operation Wisbech Ceramics!

The University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) are working in partnership with Wisbech and Fenland Museum (W&FM) to highlight its remarkable but little known collections and to develop projects of mutual interest. Following discussions between the Fitzwilliam Museum (the largest of the UCMs), it was decided to embark on a pilot documentation project – code name ‘Operation Wisbech Ceramics’ – to… Read full article