A box full of unsorted Roman and Post Medieval pottery, prior to processing by Stores Move team

How much archaeology is too much?

What is supposed to happen to all the stuff that archaeologists dig up? And what do we do when it finds its way to a museum very much like ours? I’m on my hands and knees carefully lifting piece after piece of Roman roof tile from the demolition layer of a Roman villa into trays which will carry each and… Read full article

Museums as gateways to the natural world: The sky and beyond

Ruth Clarke, Learning Associate – Inclusion, Fitzwilliam Museum & University of Cambridge Museums (UCM), shares the first of three nature inspired blog posts in which older people provide insights into the question ‘how does engaging with nature, through art and artefacts, support people’s wellbeing?’ During 2022 this question is being explored as part of  Age Well , the UCM’s cultural engagement framework… Read full article

Come on in: October 2021-March 2022

What a difference six months make.  It’s always busy here in Cambridge, but between October 2021 and March 2022, it seemed especially so as we travelled further down the road to pandemic recovery. We delivered a huge spread of activity from exhibitions, programming, collections care, community engagement and a very exciting new research initiative, all while continuing to manage changing… Read full article