Curious Collections: University of Cambridge Museums family day

Wednesday 29 October 12.00pm – 4.00pm The Fitzwilliam Museum’s Family programme will be taken over by seven Cambridgeshire museums. Join them in creating and organising your own collection by trying various activities spread throughout the Museum. As part of Curating Cambridge the

The Campsite at Curating Cambridge

Saturday 25 October 10.30pm – 4.30pm and Sunday 26 October 11.00pm – 4.00pm A two-day weekend extravaganza where museums step out of their normal homes and into a pop-up venue with a difference… Join us for fun, discovery and surprises. It’s

The incredible life of Tibetan Books

Hands-on activities inspired by ‘Buddha’s Word: The life of Books in Tibet and Beyond’. Discover the magical power of written words and their journey to Cambridge through hands-on activities inspired by our exhibition ‘Buddha’s Word: The life of Books in

Curating Cambridge Anthropology

Wednesday 5 November 1.00pm – 1.30pm Talk by Anita Herle, Senior Curator for Anthropology at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Collections made during field research were foundational to the development of the Museum and the discipline of anthropology. This

Build a Day of the Dead altar

Celebrate with the Cambridge Mexican Society and help us build a Day of the Dead altar in the Museum. Take part in The Day of the Dead Celebrations by helping the museum and Mexican Society build an altar. As the

Creative basketry through the ages: talk

Wednesday 12 November 6.30pm – 7.30pm Discover the craft and history of creative basketry. Discover the craft and history of creative basketry in a talk by well known basketry and weaving expert Mary Butcher. The talk will be followed by

Magic and Memory: Paul Montague in New Caledonia

Tuesday 9 September 2014 – Sunday 8 March 2015

A small display remembering Cambridge zoologist Paul Montague and his research in New Caledonia.

Buddha’s Word: Creative Workshops

Respond creatively in words and sounds to the ‘Buddha’s Word’ exhibition through a series of workshops.  UNFORTUNATELY THESE WORKSHOPS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED A series of ninety minute workshops giving you the opportunity and encouragement to respond creatively in words and

Unearthing Cambridge: Lunchtime Talks

Rediscover your city through this series of talks based on the displays at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Rediscover your city through this series of talks based on the displays in our Cambridge Archaeology Gallery. Each talk will unearth

Buddha’s Word Gallery Talks

Come along for a series of talks from the Cambridge-based academics, researchers and curators of the first exhibition of Tibetan material in Cambridge and discover the power of the written word. Come along for a series of talks that reveal

Open Cambridge

The museum is pleased to be taking part in Open Cambridge 2014 where for one special weekend in September, Cambridge unlocks its secrets and welcomes you through the doors of some of its most beautiful and intriguing places. The following events

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