It’s good to talk

The University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) pilot Community Panel aims to test a process to enable dialogue between the UCM and individuals from the community, bringing local voices and perspectives to the work we do as a consortium, and challenging our group ways of thinking and working. The concept of a UCM Community Panel was first developed way back in… Read full article

Equipment box for “light and shadows” topic

Working together in lockdown: Sawston Village College

During lockdown the Whipple Museum of the History of Science has been working with the inclusion unit at Sawston Village College to create fun, interactive science lessons based on collections objects which can be delivered remotely. The sessions have encouraged pupils to take an enquiry-based approach to science and to use historic objects to find out about science both in… Read full article

Portals to the World at the Museum of Zoology: plan B, a virtual course for adults with dementia and their care partners

Sara Steele, Museum of Zoology Learning Assistant, shares her experience of developing and delivering a remote 4-week course designed to engage the University of Cambridge Museum’s Portals to the World participants; people with a dementia diagnosis or cognitive impairment and their care partners. In its tenth year, Portals is a partnership programme delivered with Dementia Compass and combines regular courses… Read full article