Repackaging 16,000 irreplaceable negatives

The Archive at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences includes the Cambridge Svalbard Exploration Collection. The records include 16,000 unique and irreplaceable 35mm negatives. These document geological expeditions over a period of almost 50 years. A project to repackage the negatives was supported with public funding by Arts Council England (ACE). Most of the Svalbard expeditions were directed by Walter… Read full article

Sedgwick’s paper “time machines”

21 May 2018 marked two hundred years since Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873) became the Woodwardian Professor of Geology in Cambridge. Staff at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences have organised events and displays to celebrate this special anniversary. In this blog we look at the Archive – beginning with Sedgwick’s early journals. There are more than 60 journals and sketchbooks in… Read full article

History Day 2017: From Alchemy to Zoological Sexology

Representatives from the University of Cambridge Museums Archive Collections Network attended a ‘History Day’ in London on Tuesday 31st October.  The History Day took place at Senate House – a stunning Art Deco building in the heart of Bloomsbury, London. The event was organised by the Institute of Historical Research and the School of Advanced Study. The day offered the chance… Read full article