Once upon a time in Coventry….

Nicola travelled to Coventry for the Family Friendly Conference to share ideas about what makes museums ‘family friendly’. She ran a workshop on ‘Creating Stories with Museum Objects’, and heard case studies and stories from other museums around the UK. Once upon a time there lived a Museum Educator who really loved stories.  Scary stories, wordless stories, fantastical stories, life… Read full article

RA250 at the Fitz

The Fitzwilliam Museum is celebrating the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts, RA250, by inviting seven Royal Academicians with Cambridge connections to choose their favourite object or painting from the Fitz and explain why it is important to them. Visitors to the Museum will be given a souvenir leaflet enabling them to find the works that the seven… Read full article

Curiosities at the Bedside

Ruth Clark reflects on a new partnership between the University of Cambridge Museums and the Addenbrooke’s Hospital Dialysis Unit. Starting in May 2017, two days a month the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) have been going to the Addenbrooke’s Hospital Dialysis Unit with curious, historic, fascinating and sometimes just beautiful things from their collections. Moving around the wards, from bedside… Read full article