Wooden packing crate open to reveal paper and miscellaneous objects

Where in the World is That From?!

The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) cares for a collection spanning the whole world, but sometimes all that is known about an object is that it came from somewhere on Earth. The Stores Move project is working through five large ‘miscellaneous’ boxes, filled to the brim with mystery and intrigue. Samantha Daisley describes her work on these boxes, and… Read full article

Stream surrounded by trees and rushes

History on my Doorstep

As a part of his recovery from a long-term illness, curator Jody Joy explores the history of his local park at Trumpington Meadows. In December 2020 I contracted Covid and I have never really recovered. I am still suffering from the aftereffects now, nearly two years later. So-called Long Covid impacts every aspect of my life. I have trouble remembering… Read full article

A Pacific Journey: caring for the Poignant photographic collection

Kirsty Kernohan, a Photographic Collections Assistant at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA), discusses the journey of the Poignant transparencies; part of an extraordinary collection of  photographs bequeathed to the Museum by anthropologist Roslyn Poignant and her photographer husband Axel. Making a start When the collection arrived, the first step was to make an inventory of how many and… Read full article