RA 250 at the Fitz: Eric Parry

Eric Parry is one of seven Royal Academicians, who have connections with Cambridge, taking part in RA250 at the Fitz.  We asked each to pick a work in our collection that has inspired them and tell us why.  Eric chose The Chariot of Apollo by Odilon Redon (1840-1916), on display in Gallery 5. Here, Parry explains why he chose this… Read full article

Green Museums: Earth Stories

The Green Museums project explores environmental themes across the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM). Our objects hide a history of how we have understood the environment and the problems it now faces, deep in their archives and in the objects in plain sight. In this first instalment in the Green Museums blog series, Rosie Amos explores Earth Stories. Mythologies, fairy tales,… Read full article

Sedgwick’s paper “time machines”

21 May 2018 marked two hundred years since Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873) became the Woodwardian Professor of Geology in Cambridge. Staff at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences have organised events and displays to celebrate this special anniversary. In this blog we look at the Archive – beginning with Sedgwick’s early journals. There are more than 60 journals and sketchbooks in… Read full article