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

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