From Family Work to the Fitz

Nicky Pearce, Front of House Host at the Fitzwilliam Museum, tells us a little about her back story and how she made the leap from early years education in London to a Cambridge museum… Following many years of working in Early Years education and the Local Authority, Children and Families sector in London, we moved to Cambridge looking for a… Read full article

Looking back on the Festival of Light

In October 2017, the Botanic Garden played host to the Festival of Light. One of the University of Cambridge Museums’ most ambitious events to date, the free Festival was the culmination of the year-long India Unboxed season. A thousand-strong audience enjoyed an epic live performance by Talvin Singh, crafts and activities by the individual Museums and Emergency Exit Arts, and… Read full article

Up and close with Ancient Egyptian coffins

The Ancient Egyptian coffins project at the Fitzwilliam Museum focuses on the textual and iconographic analysis of coffins or coffin fragments in pursuit of providing a more complete history to each object. Sophia Macpherson and Scarlett Long spent a week volunteering with the project, focusing on the richly-decorated coffins of Pakepu and Nespawershefyt. Their tasks in the project involved: •  … Read full article