15 great things

Today Museums Officer Liz Hide will be moving on from her role, after seeing through huge changes in collaboration between the University of Cambridge Museums. Here, she highlights some of her personal highs from the last 12 years.   After 12 years, I have worked with so many brilliant people on so many amazing projects. I can’t cover them all,… Read full article

True Colours: beetles and birds in the museum

Inspired by this year’s Festival of Ideas theme, Truth, educators from the Fitzwilliam Museum and Museum of Zoology created activities to help young children and their families explore the “true” essence of colours in art and nature. The Fitzwilliam Museum and Museum of Zoology have collaborated on Early Years activities in the past, but this time we wanted to change… Read full article

Looking back on the Festival of Light

In October 2017, the Botanic Garden played host to the Festival of Light. One of the University of Cambridge Museums’ most ambitious events to date, the free Festival was the culmination of the year-long India Unboxed season. A thousand-strong audience enjoyed an epic live performance by Talvin Singh, crafts and activities by the individual Museums and Emergency Exit Arts, and… Read full article