‘It’s amazing what you can do with pegs’: the conservation of a Papua New Guinea skirt

Recently the conservation lab at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has been a hive of activity with conservation students and project conservators. Here is one challenge we have tackled: the conservation treatment of a Papua New Guinea grass skirt. The grass skirt was conserved so that it can be displayed in the MAA Spotlight Gallery as part of the… Read full article

Kiribati weaving workshop

In April the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, in conjunction with the British Museum held a one-day workshop on Kiribati armour. Coconut fibre armour, from the Republic of Kiribati, is a distinctive composite artefact found in many museum collections around the world. It consists of a number of different components including trousers, sleeves, a cuirass with a high back piece,… Read full article

Oh What a Night: SHARE Volunteer Awards 2017

Once described as “the Oscars of the Eastern Regions Museum Industry”….. the third annual SHARE Volunteer Awards took place on 8 June 2017, hosted by the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket. With museums represented from all over the region, the competition was strong and the University of Cambridge Museums had nominations in a number of different categories. But… Read full article