Mathelinda Nabugodi investigates the impact of colonialism and the slave trade on Romantic poets. Her research has taken her into the archives with unexpected results.
This display focuses on the skull of a Tyrannosaurus rex nicknamed ‘Stan’. It also explains why and how replicas or casts are made of fossils and includes a look behind-the-scenes into the curation of collections.
Image credit: Robert Nicholls 2009
This exhibition takes a look at how the Sedgwick Museum archive documents women's experience of studying geology in the late nineteenth century, until the First World War.
Image: 'Section Drawing, Quarry East of White Leaved Oak’ Malverns 1892. (ref. SGWC 02/02/10)
Find out how the Sedgwick Museum rose to the challenging by recreating the Duria Antiquior painting, that hangs in the Museum and the social media champagne that
Asteriornis maastrichtensis, affectionately known as the Wonderchicken, is among the most exciting bird fossils ever found. It has one of the best-preserved fossil bird skulls in the world, and gives us important insights into the evolutionary origins of modern birds.
See Dr Field talking about his discovery in the video below.
On the side of an Antarctic volcano Frank Debenham realised that British polar explorers needed a headquarters – somewhere to share their findings and learn from each other.
The idea for the Scott Polar Research Institute was born, and in 1920 it was officially founded as part of the University of Cambridge. Find out about the Institute's origin as a memorial to Captain Scott and his men, and the pioneering research carried out at the Institute over the last 100 years.
Consider the complex and contradictory reactions to two juxtaposed life-like male figures: St Sebastian, made by Spanish Renaissance artist Alonso Berruguete in the 1530s, and Action 125, made by Iranian-born, London-based artist Reza Aramesh in 2011.
This exhibition combines artistic interpretations of archaeological remains, technical drawings of finds, and how both can combine in reconstructions used to bring the past to life in the context of the Aeclanum Project in Southern Italy, where there has been a lot of outreach towards the local community.
Image copyright: Zofia Guertin
In June 2020, the Museum Remix: Unheard project challenged the world to creatively interpret nine objects in the medium of sound.
Journey with us to the windswept Arctic, hear silenced figures given voice, and listen to the ballad of an unsung quarryman...