Black and white image showing a view of Kodok from the Nile River

How do you research a colonial era collection?

Visiting researcher Zoe Cormack talks about her research on the colonial histories of collections at Cambridge, the previous owners of African objects now stored at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and the new questions and connections this research is bringing to light. As a visiting researcher in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) in Cambridge, I am investigating… Read full article

Look Imagine Move with music and dance, step into art at the Fitzwilliam Museum: Artworks in focus films

Ruth Clarke shares this new series of films, made in collaboration with dance artist Filipa Pereira-Stubbs, designed to relax and restore body and mind, through guided contemplations of artworks in the Fitzwilliam collection. Born out of the established UCM Dance with the Museum programme, the Look Imagine Move films animate artworks across the Fitzwilliam Museum collection through invitations to engage… Read full article

Model of a skeleton sitting in a blue cart, used as part of the Day of the Dead celebrations

(Please don’t) Shake, rattle and roll

It’s the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) Stores Move team here again. We’ve been busy packing all kinds of fascinating and surprising objects, including some rather animated Mexican artefacts from the 19th and 20th century. Our goal is to keep them safe during their trip across Cambridge to the Centre for Material Culture (CMC), and to ensure that they… Read full article