Student artwork; abstract blue and white watercolour

The Art of Science: Bringing back practical learning at the Polar Museum

Artist educator Alice White has been working with the team at the Polar Museum to discover how the spirit of exploration connects artistic and scientific enquiry. The impulse to question, experiment, and communicate our knowledge and experience is shared by artists and scientists alike. This project aims to show that cross-disciplinary collaboration leads to greater understanding and new perspectives. Alice… Read full article

Young people standing with ears pressed to a tree

‘Branch’ing out with Centre 33 Young Carers

Centre 33 and the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) have a long-term partnership stretching back over ten years which enables young carers in the county to come together, have fun and creatively engage with our collections. During the summer young carers from the Centre joined us at the museums to discover how nature, and particularly trees, have inspired and been… Read full article

Animal Adventurers: the game

In January 2021 we were still working within the restrictions of the pandemic and our public programme was to remain online for a while longer. In search of new ways to engage with our family audiences, I looked to a familiar piece of software and some recent training to create an interactive online activity for young people and families. The… Read full article