The Fitzwilliam Museum has been thinking about tactile access to collections for a long time. From touch tours for the blind and partially sighted to education seminars for students, the Museum understands that touch can offer a fantastic opportunity to learn from and enjoy the collections. Working in Collections Care, I am approaching this topic from a slightly different angle;… Read full article
Find out about our cultural placement programme with the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education which gives trainee teachers the opportunity to spend a week finding out about creative and cross-curricular learning in museums and galleries. Each year, a group of trainee teachers from the Primary PGCE course at University of Cambridge Faculty of Education spend time at the National… Read full article
2018 is the centenary of the death of WW I Army medic, Dr Moysey, University of Cambridge graduate and donor to the Sedgwick Museum. Dr Moysey was a keen amateur palaeontologist with published papers on the fossils he collected and researched to his name. Tragically, Dr Moysey lost his life when the hospital ship he was sailing on was torpedoed in the Bristol Channel.