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Education Department
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge
CB2 1RB
United Kingdom

tel: 01223 332904
fax: 01223 332923
education@fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

Staff

Rachel Sinfield | Head of Communications and Engagement
(01223) 761679 – rcs26@cam.ac.uk

Kate Noble | Education Officer
(01223) 761678 – kjr21@cam.ac.uk

Sarah Blake | Education Officer
(01223) 332897 – sb619@cam.ac.uk

Ian Crighton | Assistant Education Officer
(01223) 761678 – imc30@cam.ac.uk

Joanna Holland | Outreach and Access Officer (job share)
(01223) 764392 – jkh42@cam.ac.uk

Marie Kennedy | UCM Children and Young People Widening Participation Officer
(01223) 332898 – mfk25@cam.ac.uk

Lucy Sercombe | Sessional Gallery Teacher and Arts Award Coordinator; Education and Bookings Administrator
(01223) 761742 – lks34@cam.ac.uk

Jacqui Strawbridge | Sessional Gallery Teacher; Outreach and Access Officer (job share)
(01223) 764392 – js443@cam.ac.uk

Nicola Wallis | Sessional Gallery Educator
(01223) 761678 – nlw30@cam.ac.uk

Sarah Villis | Education & Bookings Administrator
(01223) 332904 – sv272@cam.ac.uk

Anna Lowe | Education & Bookings Administrator
(01223) 332993 – al617@cam.ac.uk

Alison Ayres | Education Assistant
(01223) 764396 – aja37@cam.ac.uk

Nathan Huxtable | Education Assistant
(01223) 764396 – njh60@cam.ac.uk

Learning about Culture: Measuring what Matters

Mon, 13 Nov 2017

I was fortunate to be invited to attend the launch of the new Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) / Royal Society of Arts (RSA) Learning about Culture Programme on Tuesday 17th October. In this post I reflect on the programme and consider what arts and cultural organisations can do to improve the evidence base around our work with children and young people.... Read full article


My Nursery is at the Museum and Garden

Thu, 09 Nov 2017

What happened when a group of 3 year olds spent a week ‘in residence’ at the Fitzwilliam Museum and Botanic Garden? Inspired by the ‘My Primary School is at the Museum’ project, educators at the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Botanic Garden invited nine children from a local nursery to spend five mornings ‘in residence’. Over the coming weeks and months... Read full article


Families, Freedom and the Future: Under Fives in Museums

Fri, 06 Oct 2017

Museums are brilliant places for young children – the combination of exciting architectural spaces, amazing collection objects and the social aspects of museum visiting make for incredibly stimulating learning possibilities. However, engaging young children with museums can present challenges too. Nicola Wallis and Holly Morrison from the Fitzwilliam Museum Education Department share their insights from the Freedom to Explore: Engaging... Read full article


Permission to Explore: investigating cultural learning at GEM 2017

Mon, 25 Sep 2017

This month’s GEM conference in Hull brought together museum educators from across the country. Three members of the University of Cambridge Museums share their thoughts on the conference. Liz Hide The keynote by Anra Kennedy of Culture 24 on digital literacy.  Creating digital resources is the easiest and most visible way that organisations respond to digital opportunities, but Anra challenged... Read full article


East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices at the Fitzwilliam

Mon, 04 Sep 2017

With support from charity Children and the Arts’ Start Hospice programme, the Fitzwilliam Museum has partnered with East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) in Milton, Cambridgeshire for 5 years. This article shares experiences of the programme so far and explains how the Museum and Hospice are planning to continue to work together in the future. Children & the Arts‘ programme Start... Read full article