Postcard to the Pacific: Outreach teaching in the Fens

Last year, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) refurbished its Pacific Island cases thanks to a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. An associated education programme has been increasing engagement with the new cases. Part of this programme involved outreach to three schools in the Cambridgeshire and Fenland region: Gretton School in Girton, Hinchingbrooke School in Huntingdon and… Read full article

Talking Together in the Museum

Community organisations from all around Cambridgeshire are working with the County Council to support young children to develop strong communication, language and literacy skills and to inspire parents to become more involved in their child’s crucial early development. After an initial arts-based ‘getting to know you’ session at the North Cambridge Children’s Centre, families visited the Fitzwilliam Museum three times,… Read full article

Volunteering as an Explainer

As part of a generous Heritage Lottery Fund grant, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) has recently refurbished its permanent Pacific Island displays. These displays track two major themes: migration and climate change, and their impact on the culture and lives of Pacific Islander peoples. Welcoming visitors to the displays and answering their questions is a team of Explainer… Read full article