Black and white image showing a view of Kodok from the Nile River

How do you research a colonial era collection?

Visiting researcher Zoe Cormack talks about her research on the colonial histories of collections at Cambridge, the previous owners of African objects now stored at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and the new questions and connections this research is bringing to light. As a visiting researcher in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) in Cambridge, I am investigating… Read full article

Group of older people - one in a wheelchair - in ceramics gallery of the museums surrounded by glass display cabinets

Age Well: supporting older people’s health and wellbeing through cultural connections

Taking place through partnerships across the Cambridgeshire region, Age Well is a new framework for the UCM that brings together programmes with, and for,  older people. It is specifically aimed at those living in or supported by social or residential care, and who have complex health conditions including, dementia, physical disability, muscular skeletal issues and strokes. Age Well is looking… Read full article

2 small children stand beside a long wall-mounted cabinet and point at the coins it displays

It’s Our Museum Too!

In early 2020, a group of young children and staff from a local community playgroup spent four mornings ‘in residence’ at the Fitzwilliam Museum. This collaborative action research project built on the findings of the 2017 UCM Nursery in Residence aiming to explore young children’s encounters with objects, spaces and places. Educators from the museum and the playgroup worked together… Read full article