Sensing Culture: insights into how to improve the visitor experience for blind & partially sighted people

In May 2018, four museums/services came together to share with the sector their learning through participation in Sensing Culture, a three-year (2015-18) Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) initiative designed to improve museum access. Ruth Clarke, Inclusion Associate from the Fitzwilliam Museum, shares her top ten tips, thoughts and takeaways from what was a content-rich and thought-provoking event. The… Read full article

Curiosities at the Bedside

Ruth Clark reflects on a new partnership between the University of Cambridge Museums and the Addenbrooke’s Hospital Dialysis Unit. Starting in May 2017, two days a month the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) have been going to the Addenbrooke’s Hospital Dialysis Unit with curious, historic, fascinating and sometimes just beautiful things from their collections. Moving around the wards, from bedside… Read full article

Talking about Culture, Health and Wellbeing

The Fitzwilliam Museum’s Miranda Stearn, Head of Learning, and Ruth Clarke, Learning Associate, Inclusion, attended the Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference in Bristol. Here they reflect on conference highlights, memorable moments and unexpected situations. Billed as a ‘showcase of inspirational practice and policy’, this conference was a great opportunity for the Fitzwilliam to reflect on, and help develop, the… Read full article