15 great things

Today Museums Officer Liz Hide will be moving on from her role, after seeing through huge changes in collaboration between the University of Cambridge Museums. Here, she highlights some of her personal highs from the last 12 years.   After 12 years, I have worked with so many brilliant people on so many amazing projects. I can’t cover them all,… Read full article

Permission to Explore: investigating cultural learning at GEM 2017

This month’s GEM conference in Hull brought together museum educators from across the country. Three members of the University of Cambridge Museums share their thoughts on the conference. Liz Hide The keynote by Anra Kennedy of Culture 24 on digital literacy.  Creating digital resources is the easiest and most visible way that organisations respond to digital opportunities, but Anra challenged… Read full article

Twilight at the Museums at the Fitzwilliam Museum, 2016. Photo by Martin Bond

Cambridge museums recognised with substantial Arts Council England funding

Cambridge’s reputation as a centre of excellence for museums and culture in the UK received a vital boost today when Arts Council England (ACE) awarded University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) more than £4.8m and National Portfolio Organisation status from 2018-2022. Kettle’s Yard, who work in partnership with UCM, has also been awarded £1,163,028 as part of ACE’s National Portfolio, further… Read full article