Portals to the World at the Museum of Zoology

Portals to the World is a long-running University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) project for adults with dementia and their care partners. This spring, we brought the programme to the Museum of Zoology for a dedicated 6-week long course, delving into the natural world through current research stories and the Museum collection. Read on to discover how we shaped the course… Read full article

Dancing Together at the Museum

What happens if we bring our bodies to the museum … along with our heads and hearts? An experiment at the Fitzwilliam Museum, as part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2018,  looked at this disconnect by inviting older people,  young children and their parents to come together and to do just this through an invitation to dance – with art…. Read full article

Arts on Prescription

Two University of Cambridge Museums, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Fitzwilliam Museum, are working in partnership with Cambridgeshire charity Arts and Minds  to create Arts on Prescription courses and sessions, as part of a project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project uses an innovative ‘social prescribing’ model which enables GPs, nurses and other care professionals… Read full article