Extreme Reading at the Polar Museum

2018 was the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The book is special to us in the Polar Museum because it starts and ends in the Arctic, which those of you who have only seen film versions of the story might not know. We wanted to celebrate the anniversary and invite lots of other people to enjoy… Read full article

Dancing Together at the Museum

What happens if we bring our bodies to the museum … along with our heads and hearts? An experiment at the Fitzwilliam Museum, as part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2018,  looked at this disconnect by inviting older people,  young children and their parents to come together and to do just this through an invitation to dance – with art…. Read full article

Shine On!

Young children have been exploring the Fitzwilliam Museum’s exhibition of jewellery and metalwork through story, play and art making. We always enjoy finding ways into the collection with our youngest visitors. In this post you can find out what happened when we spent time getting to know the recent Designers and Jewellery 1859-1940: Jewellery & Metalwork from the Fitzwilliam Museum exhibition (July-November… Read full article