Nine collections, six months

On 19 March, the University of Cambridge Museums and Botanic Garden closed to the public following Government advice. This week, we will be fully or partially open again across all sites for the first time in over six months. This post describes some of the activity we have delivered in that time, how we continued to serve our audiences, and… Read full article

Museum Remix: Unheard

The University of Cambridge Museums’ Museum Remix programme has been welcoming fresh perspectives onto our collections since 2018. In 2018, we worked with members of Museum Detox to create a workshop format bringing together students, early career museum professionals, activists and volunteers from across the country to explore and critique the collections.  In 2019, we built on that experience, working… Read full article

Cambridge Diary: Autumn 2019

Read on for a selection of autumn highlights from across the University of Cambridge Museums… Exhibitions Happy Birthday Whipple Museum! 75 years ago Robert Whipple donated his extraordinary collection of scientific instruments to the University of Cambridge, and the Whipple Museum of the History of Science was born. The Whipple is celebrating in style with an exhibition of the founding… Read full article