Widening Participation activity across the University of Cambridge Museums

As the new academic year gets underway, let’s look back on a year of exciting Widening Participation activity across the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) – a range of projects to support children and young people who might experience barriers to taking part in our cultural offer. The year started with a collaboration between The Fitzwilliam Museum and Kettle’s Yard… Read full article

A young person stands by 3 impressionist paintings hung against a dark green background

Exploring museum collections with young people seeking asylum

During summer 2021, the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) enjoyed the chance to share our collections with unaccompanied young people seeing asylum, offering opportunities to get creative, to develop their spoken English through conversations in the galleries, to discover their own connections with museum objects and to do something fun during their break from college. The University of Cambridge Museums… Read full article

3 young people walking down stone steps in the Fitzwilliam Museum. The lower half of a classical statue is at the bottom of the stairs

Exploring blended models for Arts Award projects

In summer 2021, still facing the challenges of reopening our sites, maintaining social distancing and working with schools as they regained confidence in running school trips, we explored how to run a Bronze Arts Award with secondary school students using a blended model – namely, a mixture of online and in-person engagement. Each year the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM)… Read full article