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

Strollers, Stories & Studio Pottery

Some people might be daunted at the thought of a group of Under Fives being invited to express themselves in a contemporary ceramics exhibition, but here at the Fitzwilliam Museum we saw a challenge and wanted to find ways to support our youngest visitors to engage with the objects on display. We devised two sessions: one for 0-2 year olds… Read full article

New month, new flowers: Henry Rogers Broughton, 2nd Lord Fairhaven’s generous legacy

The Fitzwilliam Museum has one of the most important collections of botanical art in the world. This is due to the generous bequest of Henry Rogers Broughton, 2nd Lord Fairhaven, who donated his entire collection to the Museum in 1973. This included over a hundred oil paintings including works by Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568-1625), Jean Baptiste Monnoyer (1636-99) and… Read full article