Learning about learning: the GEM Foundation course

At the beginning of October, I travelled to London for the first two days of the GEM Foundation Course in Museum Learning. This course is a combination of group discussion, reading, lectures, practical exercises, site visits, mentoring and self-reflection intended to expand and inform the thinking of museum education professionals at the start of their careers. For our first day… Read full article

From Family Work to the Fitz

Nicky Pearce, Front of House Host at the Fitzwilliam Museum, tells us a little about her back story and how she made the leap from early years education in London to a Cambridge museum… Following many years of working in Early Years education and the Local Authority, Children and Families sector in London, we moved to Cambridge looking for a… Read full article

Up and close with Ancient Egyptian coffins

The Ancient Egyptian coffins project at the Fitzwilliam Museum focuses on the textual and iconographic analysis of coffins or coffin fragments in pursuit of providing a more complete history to each object. Sophia Macpherson and Scarlett Long spent a week volunteering with the project, focusing on the richly-decorated coffins of Pakepu and Nespawershefyt. Their tasks in the project involved: •  … Read full article