Climate Hack 2018

How would you change one of our museums to tell stories about climate change? That was the question we posed to 24 people who participated in our first ever Climate Hack. The premise was simple. Over three days we challenged four teams to make a prototype exhibit or display to be installed in one of our museums: the Polar Museum,… Read full article

Crate expectations: curating as a collaborative endeavour

There were crates. That’s all I knew at first. Great big boxes full of scientific instruments sent back from an eclipse expedition sometime in the last century, and never re-opened. As soon as a colleague told me about them, I’d turned over in my mind the possibility of using them as the centrepiece for an exhibition here in the Whipple… Read full article

Curiosities at the Bedside

Ruth Clark reflects on a new partnership between the University of Cambridge Museums and the Addenbrooke’s Hospital Dialysis Unit. Starting in May 2017, two days a month the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) have been going to the Addenbrooke’s Hospital Dialysis Unit with curious, historic, fascinating and sometimes just beautiful things from their collections. Moving around the wards, from bedside… Read full article