Four museums, four awards

What do a Polar map, a Egyptian coffin, the earliest animal fossils and an exhibition on the Pacific have in common? They were all winners in this year’s University of Cambridge Vice-Chancellor’s Research and Impact Engagement Awards, in which four projects at the University of Cambridge Museums scooped prizes. The prizes recognise the important role our museums play in sharing… Read full article

Twelve teenagers curate an exhibition on climate change

The plan was this: invite twelve young people into the museum, fill their brains with information about the Polar Regions and museum displays and then ask them to produce the framework for a temporary exhibition about climate change. In a week. There is a lot of buzz around ‘co-curation’ projects at the moment. The idea is, by bringing in an… Read full article

Museum Speed Dating… with Ernest Shackleton

The Polar Museum is asking the public to vote for their favourite object relating to Ernest Shackleton in a new film project. Ernest Shackleton was an eminent polar explorer who voyaged to the Antarctic four times, leading three of his own expeditions. On two of those expeditions he made ‘furthest South’ records on his attempts on the South Pole. He… Read full article