Work Experience: “just like any other job”

The University of Cambridge Museums offer work experience placements for school-aged participants, providing the opportunity to spend a week learning new skills and developing their self-confidence, timekeeping and communication. During their placement work experience students spend half their time at the Fitzwilliam Museum and half their time at one of the other museums in Cambridge – this week it was the Museum… Read full article

3 reasons to love volunteering

To celebrate national Volunteer Week we’ve been speaking to volunteers across the University of Cambridge Museums, to find out why they give their time to support us. Flora Miles, Volunteer Gallery Attendant at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, shares three reasons why she loves volunteering. Since April 2016 I have spent one afternoon a week volunteering as a Gallery Attendant… Read full article

What can collaborations tell us?

A new Spotlight Gallery exhibition opening at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) will highlight the benefits of interdisciplinary collaboration on museum collections, choosing a Kiribati suit of armour as its focus. The Republic of Kiribati, is a group of 33 coral atolls and reefs spread out over 3.5 million square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean. Isolated, as an island… Read full article