Behind the scenes in a museum – a conservator’s view

Rhian Ward, a Conservation Student at Durham University, answers questions on her placement with the University of Cambridge Museums. What are you studying and how did you get to work with the University of Cambridge Museums? I am a final year student on the MA Conservation of Archaeological and Museum Objects at Durham University, and as part of this we… Read full article

Lyme Regis Rocks

Over the May Bank Holiday weekend, four Cambridge organisations took part in the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival. Over the past few years the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have been joined by the UK Antarctic heritage Trust (UKAHT) and the Polar Museum at the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI). This year the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences also joined in. On… Read full article

Racing ahead with partnership working

With the University of Cambridge Museums’ near neighbour, the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art, nominated for a national museum award, Liz Hide reflects on how this demonstrates the benefits of museums working in partnership across the region. The Art Fund Museum of the Year award is one of the highlights of the museum year, providing a high-profile… Read full article