Repackaging 16,000 irreplaceable negatives

The Archive at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences includes the Cambridge Svalbard Exploration Collection. The records include 16,000 unique and irreplaceable 35mm negatives. These document geological expeditions over a period of almost 50 years. A project to repackage the negatives was supported with public funding by Arts Council England (ACE). Most of the Svalbard expeditions were directed by Walter… Read full article

Wisbech Ceramics Spring Clean!

The University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) and Wisbech & Fenland Museum (W&FM) are working together to develop projects of mutual interest and to raise awareness of W&FM’s remarkable but little-known collections. Operation Wisbech Ceramics is a pilot documentation project that seeks to get W&FM’s ceramics collections catalogued to a consistent standard, complete with measurements and documentation photographs, and online. Having… Read full article

Studying the earliest animal life

A new temporary display at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences showcases the work of scientist Dr Emily Mitchell.   Emily, a Henslow Research Fellow based in the Department of Earth Sciences, studies fossils of some of the very oldest and strangest animals found in remote locations in Newfoundland. Museum Director Liz Hide had a chat with Emily, and with exhibition… Read full article