Digital Maker in Residence: Month 1

Katy Marshall joined the University of Cambridge Museums as our Digital Maker in Residence in January. Here are her reflections on a busy first month. As cliched as it sounds, it honestly feels like January has flown by. It’s been a busy month of meeting with the museums, being introduced to the various staff members and discussing ideas and content… Read full article

Wowed by Wisbech

With the North Sea winds whipping up waves on the River Nene, this cold start to the year may seem a strange time to celebrate Wisbech. But here’s one reason – 2018 sees the start of an exciting new partnership between the Wisbech & Fenland Museum and the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM). Why the Wisbech & Fenland Museum? Set… Read full article


Arts Pioneers: a monthly club for young people with physical and learning disabilities

The Arts Pioneers is a monthly Saturday club based at the Fitzwilliam Museum that encourages disabled young people to be inspired by the richly diverse arts and science collections of the eight University of Cambridge Museums and the Botanic Garden. The club is for young people aged 11-15, who are eligible for Short Breaks funding. The University of Cambridge Museums… Read full article

Digital Maker in Residence: Month 1

Katy Marshall joined the University of Cambridge Museums as our Digital Maker in Residence in January. Here are her reflections on a busy first month. As cliched as it sounds, it honestly feels like January has flown by. It’s been a busy month of meeting with the museums, being introduced to the various staff members and discussing ideas and content… Read full article


Digital Maker in Residence: Month 1

Katy Marshall joined the University of Cambridge Museums as our Digital Maker in Residence in January. Here are her reflections on a busy first month. As cliched as it sounds, it honestly feels like January has flown by. It’s been a busy month of meeting with the museums, being introduced to the various staff members and discussing ideas and content… Read full article


Wowed by Wisbech

With the North Sea winds whipping up waves on the River Nene, this cold start to the year may seem a strange time to celebrate Wisbech. But here’s one reason – 2018 sees the start of an exciting new partnership between the Wisbech & Fenland Museum and the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM). Why the Wisbech & Fenland Museum? Set… Read full article

Once upon a time in Coventry….

Nicola travelled to Coventry for the Family Friendly Conference to share ideas about what makes museums ‘family friendly’. She ran a workshop on ‘Creating Stories with Museum Objects’, and heard case studies and stories from other museums around the UK. Once upon a time there lived a Museum Educator who really loved stories.  Scary stories, wordless stories, fantastical stories, life… Read full article


Wowed by Wisbech

With the North Sea winds whipping up waves on the River Nene, this cold start to the year may seem a strange time to celebrate Wisbech. But here’s one reason – 2018 sees the start of an exciting new partnership between the Wisbech & Fenland Museum and the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM). Why the Wisbech & Fenland Museum? Set… Read full article

The Trumpington Cross: A Q&A with curator Jody Joy

It’s a tiny object, but it made big headlines this month. The Trumpington Cross, an extremely rare piece of Anglo-Saxon jewellery, was excavated in 2011 at Trumpington Meadows just outside Cambridge. Now the landowners, Grosvenor, have gifted it to the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA), where it’s on display. The cross was discovered in one of the earliest Christian… Read full article