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

“By the end of the week you will be considering jobs in the field!”

For Week 3 of the University of Cambridge Museums Work Experience Weeks, students from Bottisham Village College, Trumpington Community College, Impington Village College and Parkside Academy took part in placements at the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Whipple Museum of the History of Science and the Museum of Zoology. What surprised you the most about working at the Museums? Definitely the most… Read full article

Museum Remix: LGBTQ+ stories from Cambridge collections

“This exhibition is about love and sex; identity and censorship. It’s also about labels, and why they matter.” In September 2019, participants in the Museum Remix workshop explored LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) stories behind five University of Cambridge Museums (UCM). Inspired by the UCM’s Bridging Binaries tours, they produced a pop-up exhibition, giving voice to stories previously silenced… Read full article