Powerful Stories: April-September 2022

Welcome to your twice-yearly round-up of the goings on across the University of Cambridge Museums. It’s been busy! Between April and September 2022, we welcomed… With the return of a substantial post-pandemic offer of events and activities onsite – more about that below – we’ve seen our visitor numbers continue to recover, and welcomed more than twice the number of… Read full article

Square piece of red-brown Ugandan barkcloth decorated on the front with black pigment

Behind the Scenes: Working with the Ugandan Barkcloth Collection at the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology

The Stores Move project at the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology (MAA) have been busy documenting, photographing and packing over 250,000 objects from 162 countries ready for transfer to the new Centre for Material Culture (CMC). Earlier this year, as part of on-going project work, we prepared a collection of 38 lengths of Ugandan barkcloth at MAA. With no photos… Read full article

A pair of purple-gloved hands lifts a brightly coloured face-like Sri Lankan mask from its storage box.

Making an exhibition – Spotlight on Stores Move

There’s a new show in town and we’re excited! Spotlight on Stores Move at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) is a mini-exhibition with a behind-the-scenes twist. We wanted to show you some of the objects which have become close to our hearts over the past couple of years as we prepare them to move to their new home…. Read full article