Bridging Binaries: reflections on the pilot

In December 2018, the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) launched a pilot series of volunteer-led LGBTQ+ tours: Bridging Binaries. Forty tours, four museums and a lot of press coverage later, it’s time to look back on the pilot and plot the next steps. The project saw a team of dedicated volunteers develop their own LGBTQ+ tours in the Museum of… Read full article

Young musicians in the museum

On 31 March 2019, the Britten Sinfonia Academy, talented young instrumentalists from the east of England, went on a family-friendly musical tour exploring the stories behind the collections in the Museum of Zoology, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Fitzwilliam Museum. Britten Sinfonia Academy (BSA) has a longstanding partnership with the Fitzwilliam Museum which began in 2013. March… Read full article

Portals to the World at the Museum of Zoology

Portals to the World is a long-running University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) project for adults with dementia and their care partners. This spring, we brought the programme to the Museum of Zoology for a dedicated 6-week long course, delving into the natural world through current research stories and the Museum collection. Read on to discover how we shaped the course… Read full article