Life as a gallery volunteer

The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences has an active group of gallery volunteers who welcome visitors in to the Museum and provide information about the exhibitions, collections and Museum itself. The Museum’s most recent addition to the team is local palaeontology enthusiast, 18-year-old Elliott Cowie. Elliott has chatted to Museum Administrator Sarah Hammond about his love of fossils and how… Read full article

More sessions please! Planning enrichment sessions for teachers

Over the last 18 months we have been working hard on developing our enrichment programme for teachers at the Fitzwilliam Museum. This blog gives an overview of what we tried, what worked and what didn’t. From September 2017 to July 2018 we ran 12 sessions for just under 100 teachers from 40 different schools. The aims of the sessions varied… Read full article

Wisbech Ceramics Spring Clean!

The University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) and Wisbech & Fenland Museum (W&FM) are working together to develop projects of mutual interest and to raise awareness of W&FM’s remarkable but little-known collections. Operation Wisbech Ceramics is a pilot documentation project that seeks to get W&FM’s ceramics collections catalogued to a consistent standard, complete with measurements and documentation photographs, and online. Having… Read full article