2018-19 in numbers

It’s been a busy year here at the University of Cambridge Museums. Spring is reporting season, when we gather together data on our work in the past reporting year (April to March) for our major funders. It’s not the most glamorous of museum tasks, but when those numbers from our institutions are all brought together… well, they tell a satisfying… Read full article

‘Making a real difference’ – supporting schools with the Fitzwilliam Travel Bursary

What happened when children in the Reception classes at Abbey Meadows Primary School came to visit the Whistler & Nature exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum? In January, we welcomed children in the Reception classes (aged 4-5) from a local school to explore the Whistler and Nature exhibition, thanks to a generous travel bursary from the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum… Read full article

Bridging Binaries: reflections on the pilot

In December 2018, the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) launched a pilot series of volunteer-led LGBTQ+ tours: Bridging Binaries. Forty tours, four museums and a lot of press coverage later, it’s time to look back on the pilot and plot the next steps. The project saw a team of dedicated volunteers develop their own LGBTQ+ tours in the Museum of… Read full article