“It’s got to be easy to use”

How consulting with teachers is helping the University of Cambridge Museums improve its digital resources for schools. Early in 2016 a team of University of Cambridge Museum educators (Kate Noble from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Naomi Chapman from the Polar Museum and Sarah-Jane Harknett from the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) worked on a research project looking at how teachers use collections-based… Read full article

What do teachers want from a digital museum resource?

In January to March 2016 a team of University of Cambridge Museum educators (Kate Noble from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Naomi Chapman from the Polar Museum and Sarah-Jane Harknett from the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) worked on a research project looking at how teachers use collections based and digital resources in the classroom. Their findings will inform the development of… Read full article

Fantastic Plastic

Plastic is so much part of our lives that we don’t really think about it, but many people are still surprised to learn that there is now quite a lot of plastic in museum collections. Many objects from the late nineteenth century onwards contain plastics, from artworks to scientific instruments, clothes, toys and household items. Unfortunately some plastics are very… Read full article