Museums Change Lives?

The theme of the 2017 Museums Association Conference was “Museums Change Lives”. A bold statement, but does it ring true? The sceptical side of me raised an eyebrow….. I have often had conversations with colleagues and friends after coming back from conferences where we are wracked with guilt for not being as fabulous as all the wonderful speakers that we… Read full article

License to wreak havoc

This is the scene of a disaster in the Fitzwilliam Museum lunchroom. A team of conservators are carefully salvaging items from the wet and filthy wreckage of artefacts all over the floor, with only head torches to see by: Only a few hours earlier, conservators Helena Rodwell, Samantha Archetti and Sophie Rowe had gleefully made a horrible mess in the… Read full article

15 great things

Today Museums Officer Liz Hide will be moving on from her role, after seeing through huge changes in collaboration between the University of Cambridge Museums. Here, she highlights some of her personal highs from the last 12 years.   After 12 years, I have worked with so many brilliant people on so many amazing projects. I can’t cover them all,… Read full article