Black and white image showing a view of Kodok from the Nile River

How do you research a colonial era collection?

Visiting researcher Zoe Cormack talks about her research on the colonial histories of collections at Cambridge, the previous owners of African objects now stored at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and the new questions and connections this research is bringing to light. As a visiting researcher in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) in Cambridge, I am investigating… Read full article


A young person stands by 3 impressionist paintings hung against a dark green background

Exploring museum collections with young people seeking asylum

During summer 2021, the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) enjoyed the chance to share our collections with unaccompanied young people seeing asylum, offering opportunities to get creative, to develop their spoken English through conversations in the galleries, to discover their own connections with museum objects and to do something fun during their break from college. The University of Cambridge Museums… Read full article


Group of older people - one in a wheelchair - in ceramics gallery of the museums surrounded by glass display cabinets

Age Well: supporting older people’s health and wellbeing through cultural connections

Taking place through partnerships across the Cambridgeshire region, Age Well is a new framework for the UCM that brings together programmes with, and for,  older people. It is specifically aimed at those living in or supported by social or residential care, and who have complex health conditions including, dementia, physical disability, muscular skeletal issues and strokes. Age Well is looking… Read full article


Diversifying the Museum Voice

Are you considering or involved in an exhibition, display, project or activity which includes sharing authorship and working collaboratively with others to bring new voices into the museum? Could you potentially benefit from facilitated time with peers to discuss your work, share challenges, ideas, concerns, opportunities and ways forward? Could a guiding framework for this work be of use to… Read full article

Look Imagine Move with music and dance, step into art at the Fitzwilliam Museum: Artworks in focus films

Ruth Clarke shares this new series of films, made in collaboration with dance artist Filipa Pereira-Stubbs, designed to relax and restore body and mind, through guided contemplations of artworks in the Fitzwilliam collection. Born out of the established UCM Dance with the Museum programme, the Look Imagine Move films animate artworks across the Fitzwilliam Museum collection through invitations to engage… Read full article


Black and white image showing a view of Kodok from the Nile River

How do you research a colonial era collection?

Visiting researcher Zoe Cormack talks about her research on the colonial histories of collections at Cambridge, the previous owners of African objects now stored at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and the new questions and connections this research is bringing to light. As a visiting researcher in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) in Cambridge, I am investigating… Read full article

Look Imagine Move with music and dance, step into art at the Fitzwilliam Museum: Artworks in focus films

Ruth Clarke shares this new series of films, made in collaboration with dance artist Filipa Pereira-Stubbs, designed to relax and restore body and mind, through guided contemplations of artworks in the Fitzwilliam collection. Born out of the established UCM Dance with the Museum programme, the Look Imagine Move films animate artworks across the Fitzwilliam Museum collection through invitations to engage… Read full article


Black and white image showing a view of Kodok from the Nile River

How do you research a colonial era collection?

Visiting researcher Zoe Cormack talks about her research on the colonial histories of collections at Cambridge, the previous owners of African objects now stored at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and the new questions and connections this research is bringing to light. As a visiting researcher in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) in Cambridge, I am investigating… Read full article

Group of older people - one in a wheelchair - in ceramics gallery of the museums surrounded by glass display cabinets

Age Well: supporting older people’s health and wellbeing through cultural connections

Taking place through partnerships across the Cambridgeshire region, Age Well is a new framework for the UCM that brings together programmes with, and for,  older people. It is specifically aimed at those living in or supported by social or residential care, and who have complex health conditions including, dementia, physical disability, muscular skeletal issues and strokes. Age Well is looking… Read full article