The Trumpington Cross: A Q&A with curator Jody Joy

It’s a tiny object, but it made big headlines this month. The Trumpington Cross, an extremely rare piece of Anglo-Saxon jewellery, was excavated in 2011 at Trumpington Meadows just outside Cambridge. Now the landowners, Grosvenor, have gifted it to the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA), where it’s on display. The cross was discovered in one of the earliest Christian… Read full article

Presenting the Change Makers Action Group

Change is afoot in the University of Cambridge Museums and Botanic Garden. We’re proud to introduce the newly-founded Change Makers Action Group. The Change Makers Action Group is an open, democratic group of colleagues from across the University of Cambridge Museums and Botanic Garden (UCM). We aim to start a conversation about diversity and representation within the UCM and our… Read full article

Teamwork: the 2017 UCM Forum

In early December, there was a hubbub in the Whale Hall as colleagues and volunteers from across the University of Cambridge Museums and Botanic Garden (UCM) gathered at the Museum of Zoology for the UCM Forum. The annual Forum is a chance for colleagues from across the UCM to meet up, take stock, and find out what’s been happening in… Read full article