Please do not touch?

Working in Collections Care at the Fitzwilliam Museum, the thought of people handling the collections can sometimes seem counter-intuitive. Nevertheless, I attended a workshop on tactile access to collections ran by Touring Exhibitions Company (TEG) at thinktank in Birmingham. I found it invaluable for the information and tools it provided. Why do some museums ask visitors not to touch the… Read full article

A conversation with… a vodka beetle

This is Part 3 of our series on pests that eat museum collections. We often find the odd vodka beetle larva on our pest traps, but we’ve noticed a few more adult vodka beetles around the Fitzwilliam Museum this year. Conversation with… a vodka beetle Drink? No, thanks. You have an interesting name… I’m actually a brown carpet beetle.  My full… Read full article