Work Experience: “just like any other job”

The University of Cambridge Museums offer work experience placements for school-aged participants, providing the opportunity to spend a week learning new skills and developing their self-confidence, timekeeping and communication. During their placement work experience students spend half their time at the Fitzwilliam Museum and half their time at one of the other museums in Cambridge – this week it was the Museum… Read full article

5 years and counting … A volunteer reflects

To celebrate national Volunteer Week we’ve been speaking to volunteers across the University of Cambridge Museums, to find out why they give their time to support us. Over the past 5 years Phillipa Grimstone has volunteered on a number of projects across the University of Cambridge Museums, from Summer at the Museums to family learning at the Fitzwilliam Museum. Phillipa explains… Read full article

Madonnas, Miracles and Miniature Visitors

The Madonnas and Miracles exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum provides a multi-sensory insight into daily religious life in the Italian Renaissance. It inspired children under three and their adults to think about all the ways in which we show our love and devotion. Museum educators spend their time finding bridges to connect learners and collection objects. We look for common… Read full article