Her Story: Charlotte Brontë’s Letters

The Her Story project’s latest venture takes us to the Fitzwilliam Museum’s Founder’s Library. This beautiful high-ceilinged room is full of treasures – including a set of personal letters from author Charlotte Brontë to her friend and former headmistress Margaret Wooler. Brontë, the author of Jane Eyre, is one of the giants of nineteenth-century literature. The Fitzwilliam’s letters unlock a… Read full article

Reflecting on the findings of the UCM Nursery in Residence Project

After six months of reflection and writing about the University of Cambridge Museums Nursery in Residence, we are excited to be able to share the findings of our collaborative, practitioner-led research project. ‘Stand aside for a while and leave room for learning, observe what children do, and then, if you have understood it well, perhaps teaching will be different from… Read full article

the Work experience cohort pointing a painting in the Fitzwilliam

“I never knew there were so many jobs in a museum”

During our latest week of Work Experience we were joined by Kirsten from Swavesey Village College, Helena from Stour Valley Community School, Kyla from The King’s School Peterborough and Liam from St Ivo School. We asked them some questions about their time with the University of Cambridge Museums, what they did and what they enjoyed the most. Why did you… Read full article