2018-19 in numbers

It’s been a busy year here at the University of Cambridge Museums. Spring is reporting season, when we gather together data on our work in the past reporting year (April to March) for our major funders. It’s not the most glamorous of museum tasks, but when those numbers from our institutions are all brought together… well, they tell a satisfying… Read full article

Luke Jerram's The Moon installation

To the Moon and beyond!

Ely Science Festival this year focused on showcasing space science, marking the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing.  Held in the magnificent setting of Ely Cathedral, this was a great opportunity for the Sedgwick and Whipple Museums to take their collections and expertise out to new audiences, many of whom were not familiar with our museums. Throughout the festival, meteorites… Read full article

Community curating at the Sedgwick Museum

In 2014, the Sedgwick Museum launched a Community Cabinet, where we invite members of the local community to curate their own display of geological objects. We talked to our latest Community Cabinet curator, 19-year-old geology student Alex Mattin, about his display and experience working with the museum. We like collecting here at the Sedgwick; we’ve been doing it since 1728… Read full article