License to wreak havoc

This is the scene of a disaster in the Fitzwilliam Museum lunchroom. A team of conservators are carefully salvaging items from the wet and filthy wreckage of artefacts all over the floor, with only head torches to see by: Only a few hours earlier, conservators Helena Rodwell, Samantha Archetti and Sophie Rowe had gleefully made a horrible mess in the… Read full article

A trouble shared is a trouble halved

What do bananas and this 1950s compass from the Polar Museum have in common?  Answer – they are both radioactive! Admittedly the compass is a lot more radioactive than the bananas, so it needs to be stored and handled according to the legal requirements of the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016.  The Polar Museum has 15 radioactive objects in the collection,… Read full article