Museum Mindfulness

Mindfulness is about being completely aware of the present moment. It can be practised at any time – you can do mindful walking, mindful eating, even mindful tooth-brushing! We wanted to see how mindfulness could impact and maybe even improve a museum visit. I attended the GEM Foundation Course in Museum Learning last October. As part of the course, we… Read full article

Going coastal in the Fens: exploring the sea with Centre 33

The University of Cambridge Museums have a long-term partnership with local charity Centre 33’s Young Carers project, supporting the young people’s engagement with our collections for over ten years. This year, for the first time, we led sessions across the county as well as within our museums. The young people worked with artist Rachel Dormor over the summer exploring the… Read full article

Coming soon: LGBTQ+ Tours in Cambridge Museums

The University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) are launching brand new volunteer-led LGBTQ+ tours. Read on to find out more. The UCM’s collections are full of objects that speak to LGBTQ+ histories and themes, revealing the contribution of individuals and their stories throughout history. We are currently inviting passionate volunteers to join our team of tour guides and share this fascinating… Read full article