Cambridge Diary: Autumn 2019

Read on for a selection of autumn highlights from across the University of Cambridge Museums… Exhibitions Happy Birthday Whipple Museum! 75 years ago Robert Whipple donated his extraordinary collection of scientific instruments to the University of Cambridge, and the Whipple Museum of the History of Science was born. The Whipple is celebrating in style with an exhibition of the founding… Read full article

Preschoolers, pebbles, and paint

At the Fitzwilliam Museum we try to develop programmes that help to create connections between our collections and visitors’ current interests and fascinations. We have noticed that in our Early Years activities children are regularly drawn to artworks and play resources that relate to the natural world, so this became the focus for some of our workshops. In the Autumn… Read full article

Live from the Sedgwick Museum’s new Collections Research Centre

The beauty of producing Facebook Live videos across a consortium of museums and a Botanic Garden is that you get to visit intriguing spaces and share them online. This month we headed to the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences‘ brand new Collections Research Centre, the Colin Forbes Building, which includes sparkling new study, archive and store facilities and will make… Read full article