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

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

A year of allyship

The University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) Change Makers champion and campaign for improved representation and diversity within our consortium and our audiences. 2022 is an exciting year for Change Makers. Jasmine Brady, Chair of the Change Makers Action Group, tells us more. Hello Jasmine. So what’s Change Makers all about and how does it work? Hello, UCM Blog. It’s a… Read full article