Work Experience: “met amazing people, grown in confidence and learnt a lot”

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 collections in Cambridge – this week it was the Museum… 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

Stories, Statues and Stillness

Exploring movement and mindfulness with preschoolers at the Museum of Classical Archaeology. This year, the Cambridge Festival of Ideas was based around the theme of ‘movement’.  This was very exciting for those of us working with very young children who, from an adult point of view, move around a lot! Often at great speed and in unpredictable directions. In fact… Read full article