Research and Publications
Download a copy of our Annual Report to find out more about how we work with a wide range of different audiences.
Art in Action
This programme is aimed at primary schools from disadvantaged areas of Cambridgeshire, many of whom have not used the museum before.
This Transition project works with pupils in their last term of primary school helping them to prepare for their move to secondary school in the Autumn term.
Castles, Stained Glass and Paintings
A focused research project by Cambridge University into the impact of museum visits on children’s writing at Key Stage 2. This demonstrated positive outcomes for children from a museum visit including improved motivation to write, and evidence of more in-depth learning.
Engage, Learn, Achieve: The impact of museum visits on the attainment of secondary pupils in the east of England 2006-2007
The Fitzwilliam Museum is one of five museums visited in this research carried out by the University of Leicester which looked at the impact on attainment levels of a visit by a child to a museum or art gallery. Jointly commissioned by the Hub and MLA East of England the report demonstrates that over 50% of the children in the study (over 700 pupils) experienced a rise in their marks following a visit to a museum or art gallery.
Initial Teacher Education: Real Teaching
Since 2006 the Hub partners have been working with Initial Teacher Training institutions across the region to encourage future teachers to use museums as a learning resource for children and young people. This is ongoing work which seeks to position museums as long-term partners for the education sector.
To find out more follow this link to the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education's Altenative Settings for Placements website
SOURCE supports GCSE and AS/A Level Art and Design students as they prepare for their exams in the Spring Term.
Drawing Together: Drop in and Draw Events for all ages
Developing a programme of family drop in sessions at the museum
It’s Magic: The evolution of the pre-school programme at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Planning gallery sessions and art workshops for the under 5s and their carers
Something Different: A pilot study evaluating family outreach activities at the Fitzwilliam Museum
In 2009 we commissioned Dr Eric Jensen, an independent evaluator, to carry out a pilot study examining the social impact of our work with a local Young Parent’s Programme.