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

The Museum Remix

The University of Cambridge’s historic collections reveal centuries of scholarship and discovery; artistic and technological excellence. They also evidence darker, far more challenging histories: histories of exploitation, colonialism and systematic power imbalances. Museums are not neutral. Historically, and in the present day, who makes decisions impacts upon which narratives are privileged in our spaces and which are silenced; who is represented… Read full article

Life as a gallery volunteer

The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences has an active group of gallery volunteers who welcome visitors in to the Museum and provide information about the exhibitions, collections and Museum itself. The Museum’s most recent addition to the team is local palaeontology enthusiast, 18-year-old Elliott Cowie. Elliott has chatted to Museum Administrator Sarah Hammond about his love of fossils and how… Read full article