A new look for the Fitz’s knight on horseback

The Fitzwilliam Museum’s knight on horseback is sporting a dashing new look. But how do you go about commissioning bright red and white barding and then installing it on a Victorian horse mannequin? Vicky Avery, Keeper of Applied Arts, shares her behind-the-scenes photos. The mounted knight is the iconic and well-loved centrepiece of the Fitzwilliam’s Armoury. The armour itself is… Read full article

Malavika Anderson on Change Making and India Unboxed

In December 2016, Malavika Anderson began an Arts Council-funded placement with the University of Cambridge Museums team. As she prepares to move to her next job, we caught up with her to reflect on the India Unboxed season and her work with the Change Makers initiative. You’ve been coordinating the India Unboxed season for the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM)… Read full article

Diary of an Exhibition Part 3: race to the finish

Imagining India: Greeks, Romans and the End of the Earth opened at the Museum of Classical Archaeology (MoCA) on 26 June. This is the last of three instalments of my diary of the six months leading up to the exhibition opening. Previously: the exhibition concept takes shape and research began; help from colleagues at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and… Read full article