From arts to the beauty of nature

Placement student Almudena González Gallego talks about her summer behind the scenes of the Museum of Zoology, and her experiences from public engagement to collections and conservation. I am a 24 years old graduate in History of Art by the Spanish University of Zaragoza, located in northern Spain. I came to Cambridge to do a Student Placement as part of… Read full article

Brighton 2019

The Museums Association Conference is one of the largest gatherings of museum folk in the calendar. The University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) organised or contributed to three sessions for the 2019 conference in Brighton. Here are some of our highlights from an action-packed two days. “I saw a group of people who just wanted to show their collections were open… Read full article

Four museums, four awards

What do a Polar map, a Egyptian coffin, the earliest animal fossils and an exhibition on the Pacific have in common? They were all winners in this year’s University of Cambridge Vice-Chancellor’s Research and Impact Engagement Awards, in which four projects at the University of Cambridge Museums scooped prizes. The prizes recognise the important role our museums play in sharing… Read full article