Do Not Touch: getting in touch with PhD students to answer difficult questions at the Fitzwilliam

The Fitzwilliam Museum has been thinking about tactile access to collections for a long time. From touch tours for the blind and partially sighted to education seminars for students, the Museum understands that touch can offer a fantastic opportunity to learn from and enjoy the collections. Working in Collections Care, I am approaching this topic from a slightly different angle;… Read full article

Learning to Teach in the Museum

Find out about our cultural placement programme with the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education which gives trainee teachers the opportunity to spend a week finding out about creative and cross-curricular learning in museums and galleries. Each year, a group of trainee teachers from the Primary PGCE course at University of Cambridge Faculty of Education spend time at the National… Read full article

What’s New in Early Childhood Research?

EECERA (European Early Childhood Education Research Association) organises the largest Early Years Research conference in Europe. This year’s conference in Budapest included delegates from more than 90 countries and discussed a huge range of topics on the theme of Early Childhood Education, Families and Communities. Thanks to support from the Fitzwilliam Museum’s Marlay Fund, I was delighted to be able… Read full article