“If you have any interest, big or small, in museums you should definitely consider applying”

The fourth and final week of the UCM Work Experience programme saw students from Bottisham Village College, Trumpington Community College, Arden Academy and Cambourne Village College carrying out placements at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Kettle’s Yard and the Museum of Classical Archaeology. Why did you want to do work experience with the University of Cambridge Museums? I had already attended a… Read full article

Inspire: a celebration of children’s art

Over the past twelve months, thousands of local children and teachers have studied a Renaissance panel painting of Cupid and Psyche by Jacopo del Sellaio. A selection of their work is on display in the Inspire exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum from 10 December 2019 – 23 March 2020. “Going to the Fitzwilliam really inspired me that art isn’t just… 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