Someone holds open a Museum Walk leaflet in front of a turquoise hawk sculpture.

Celebrating 12 years of Portals to the World

Our programme for people with dementia and their companions celebrates its 12th anniversary in 2024. In this blog we reflect on the programme and ask people what motivates them to take part. Established in 2012, Portals to the World is a partnership initiative delivered by the University of Cambridge Museums with local community organisation, Dementia Compass. We provide two sessions… Read full article

University of Cambridge Museums Activity Update, January – March 2024

The beginning of the year got off to a flying start for our Collections in Action programme.  Working with local partners, creative practitioners, schools and audiences, our museums have delivered a whole range of events and activities under our themes of Social Justice, Our Planet, Creating Opportunities, Health and Wellbeing. Behind the scenes we’ve also been hard at work planning… Read full article

Group of researchers carrying out an online word-search in the Museum's archives

“I tried liquor and got a t-shirt!” Adventures with keywords in the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology catalogue

At the end of November staff and students at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology got together for a pilot workshop on ‘Keywords’, to collaboratively and competitively search the online catalogue for things that aren’t necessarily easy to find. Two of the participants reflect on their experiences. Blog posts on the MAA Digital Lab always start with an object in… Read full article