Museum Mindfulness

Mindfulness is about being completely aware of the present moment. It can be practised at any time – you can do mindful walking, mindful eating, even mindful tooth-brushing! We wanted to see how mindfulness could impact and maybe even improve a museum visit. I attended the GEM Foundation Course in Museum Learning last October. As part of the course, we… Read full article

Going coastal in the Fens: exploring the sea with Centre 33

The University of Cambridge Museums have a long-term partnership with local charity Centre 33’s Young Carers project, supporting the young people’s engagement with our collections for over ten years. This year, for the first time, we led sessions across the county as well as within our museums. The young people worked with artist Rachel Dormor over the summer exploring the… Read full article

Work experience at the Zoology exploring the collections

“I had a great week working there!”: Work Experience at the University of Cambridge Museums

During the final week of University of Cambridge Museums Work Experience, Deniz from Impington Village College, Maicie from Stour Valley Community School, Katie from Comberton Village College and Nellie-Mae from Cambourne Village College all spent time at the Fitzwilliam Museum and another of our University Museums. We asked them some questions about their time with UCM, what they did and… Read full article