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North Cambridge Academy Museum Ambassadors Film Project

The Museum Ambassador project is part of an exciting strategic partnership between the University of Cambridge Museums and North Cambridge Academy.

Since October 2013 a group of young ambassadors from the school have been working with museum educators, film makers, animators and education staff from the Cambridgeshire Film Consortium, to produce 3 short films about the University of Cambridge Museums - specifically The Polar Museum, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Fitzwilliam Museum.

These films will be shown to other young people to encourage them to visit, and be inspired by, the wonderful collections in these museums.




The films were premiered on 8 May 2014 at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse to an audience of their families and staff, student house and PR captains from their school. Read more about the film screenings in a Cambridge News article.

Later in the term the Young Ambassadors will present the films to schools from Cambridge and Peterborough and act as tour guides for other young people when they visit the museums as part of their Silver Arts Award.

They are also helping to plan Activities Week in July when the remaining 350 students from North Cambridge Academy will visit 9 Cambridge Museums over 3 consecutive days.

This project was developed by Marie Kennedy, University of Cambridge Museums Children and Young People Widening Participation Officer.