Inspire: a celebration of children’s art

Over the past twelve months, thousands of local children and teachers have studied a Renaissance panel painting of Cupid and Psyche by Jacopo del Sellaio. A selection of their work is on display in the Inspire exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum from 10 December 2019 – 23 March 2020. “Going to the Fitzwilliam really inspired me that art isn’t just… Read full article

Preschoolers, pebbles, and paint

At the Fitzwilliam Museum we try to develop programmes that help to create connections between our collections and visitors’ current interests and fascinations. We have noticed that in our Early Years activities children are regularly drawn to artworks and play resources that relate to the natural world, so this became the focus for some of our workshops. In the Autumn… Read full article

Museum Remix: LGBTQ+ stories from Cambridge collections

“This exhibition is about love and sex; identity and censorship. It’s also about labels, and why they matter.” In September 2019, participants in the Museum Remix workshop explored LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) stories behind five University of Cambridge Museums (UCM). Inspired by the UCM’s Bridging Binaries tours, they produced a pop-up exhibition, giving voice to stories previously silenced… Read full article