Arts on Prescription

Two University of Cambridge Museums, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Fitzwilliam Museum, are working in partnership with Cambridgeshire charity Arts and Minds  to create Arts on Prescription courses and sessions, as part of a project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project uses an innovative ‘social prescribing’ model which enables GPs, nurses and other care professionals… Read full article

Please do not touch?

Working in Collections Care at the Fitzwilliam Museum, the thought of people handling the collections can sometimes seem counter-intuitive. Nevertheless, I attended a workshop on tactile access to collections ran by Touring Exhibitions Company (TEG) at thinktank in Birmingham. I found it invaluable for the information and tools it provided. Why do some museums ask visitors not to touch the… Read full article

Paper art images mounted

Conservation Stories – live-streaming from behind-the-scenes

The conservation and collections care staff at the Fitzwilliam Museum have been thinking about how live-streaming can help open up our collections and shed light on those working behind-the-scenes. Our first Facebook Live is scheduled for 14 September 2018, as part of Open Cambridge. In this post, I share how we’ve prepared for these live videos – including a full… Read full article