‘It’s amazing what you can do with pegs’: the conservation of a Papua New Guinea skirt

Recently the conservation lab at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has been a hive of activity with conservation students and project conservators. Here is one challenge we have tackled: the conservation treatment of a Papua New Guinea grass skirt. The grass skirt was conserved so that it can be displayed in the MAA Spotlight Gallery as part of the… Read full article

Where’s Wallis?

Kettle’s Yard holds the largest collection of Alfred Wallis artworks in the world. Wallis is one of our visitors’ favourite artists and we’re consistently delighted by the kind words we receive about our collection and the exhibitions of his paintings. In advance of our reopening we’ve been conserving thirty five pieces by Wallis, and are hosting exhibitions of his seascapes… Read full article

Introducing the India Unboxed Video Series

What connects a head-hunter’s trophy, a meteorite, Hercules, a painting of a Hindu temple, an ornate desk, a brass instrument, a tin of tea (unopened), an exotic orchid, a gharial, stacks of home movies and 8,000 lines of Sanskrit manuscript? The answer is India – and Cambridge. Among the many millions of objects held across the University’s eight museums, Botanic… Read full article