Talking Together in the Museum

Community organisations from all around Cambridgeshire are working with the County Council to support young children to develop strong communication, language and literacy skills and to inspire parents to become more involved in their child’s crucial early development. After an initial arts-based ‘getting to know you’ session at the North Cambridge Children’s Centre, families visited the Fitzwilliam Museum three times,… Read full article

Studying the earliest animal life

A new temporary display at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences showcases the work of scientist Dr Emily Mitchell.   Emily, a Henslow Research Fellow based in the Department of Earth Sciences, studies fossils of some of the very oldest and strangest animals found in remote locations in Newfoundland. Museum Director Liz Hide had a chat with Emily, and with exhibition… Read full article


Talking Together in the Museum

Community organisations from all around Cambridgeshire are working with the County Council to support young children to develop strong communication, language and literacy skills and to inspire parents to become more involved in their child’s crucial early development. After an initial arts-based ‘getting to know you’ session at the North Cambridge Children’s Centre, families visited the Fitzwilliam Museum three times,… Read full article

Volunteering as an Explainer

As part of a generous Heritage Lottery Fund grant, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) has recently refurbished its permanent Pacific Island displays. These displays track two major themes: migration and climate change, and their impact on the culture and lives of Pacific Islander peoples. Welcoming visitors to the displays and answering their questions is a team of Explainer… Read full article


Thinking outside the box

What links a sarcophagus, a Millais painting, an exquisite Anglo-Norman manuscript, and a large tureen in the shape of a carp? Seemingly nothing, but that is the joy of the Fitzwilliam Museum’s collections: something for everyone. But what would it be like for the collection to truly reach everyone? I am entirely thrilled to be one of four postdoctoral researchers… 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


Wisbech Ceramics Spring Clean!

The University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) and Wisbech & Fenland Museum (W&FM) are working together to develop projects of mutual interest and to raise awareness of W&FM’s remarkable but little-known collections. Operation Wisbech Ceramics is a pilot documentation project that seeks to get W&FM’s ceramics collections catalogued to a consistent standard, complete with measurements and documentation photographs, and online. Having… Read full article

Volunteering as an Explainer

As part of a generous Heritage Lottery Fund grant, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) has recently refurbished its permanent Pacific Island displays. These displays track two major themes: migration and climate change, and their impact on the culture and lives of Pacific Islander peoples. Welcoming visitors to the displays and answering their questions is a team of Explainer… Read full article


Wisbech Ceramics Spring Clean!

The University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) and Wisbech & Fenland Museum (W&FM) are working together to develop projects of mutual interest and to raise awareness of W&FM’s remarkable but little-known collections. Operation Wisbech Ceramics is a pilot documentation project that seeks to get W&FM’s ceramics collections catalogued to a consistent standard, complete with measurements and documentation photographs, and online. Having… Read full article

Studying the earliest animal life

A new temporary display at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences showcases the work of scientist Dr Emily Mitchell.   Emily, a Henslow Research Fellow based in the Department of Earth Sciences, studies fossils of some of the very oldest and strangest animals found in remote locations in Newfoundland. Museum Director Liz Hide had a chat with Emily, and with exhibition… Read full article