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Education Department
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
United Kingdom

tel: 01223 332904
fax: 01223 332923


Rachel Sinfield | Head of Communications and Engagement
(01223) 761679 –

Kate Noble | Education Officer
(01223) 761678 –

Sarah Blake | Education Officer
(01223) 332897 –

Ian Crighton | Assistant Education Officer
(01223) 761678 –

Joanna Holland | Outreach and Access Officer (job share)
(01223) 764392 –

Marie Kennedy | UCM Children and Young People Widening Participation Officer
(01223) 332898 –

Lucy Sercombe | Sessional Gallery Teacher and Arts Award Coordinator; Education and Bookings Administrator
(01223) 761742 –

Jacqui Strawbridge | Sessional Gallery Teacher; Outreach and Access Officer (job share)
(01223) 764392 –

Nicola Wallis | Sessional Gallery Educator
(01223) 761678 –

Sarah Villis | Education & Bookings Administrator
(01223) 332904 –

Anna Lowe | Education & Bookings Administrator
(01223) 332993 –

Alison Ayres | Education Assistant
(01223) 764396 –

Nathan Huxtable | Education Assistant
(01223) 764396 –

‘Making a real difference’ – supporting schools with the Fitzwilliam Travel Bursary

Mon, 10 Jun 2019

What happened when children in the Reception classes at Abbey Meadows Primary School came to visit the Whistler & Nature exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum? In January, we welcomed children in the Reception classes (aged 4-5) from a local school to explore the Whistler and Nature exhibition, thanks to a generous travel bursary from the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum... Read full article

Young musicians in the museum

Thu, 16 May 2019

On 31 March 2019, the Britten Sinfonia Academy, talented young instrumentalists from the east of England, went on a family-friendly musical tour exploring the stories behind the collections in the Museum of Zoology, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Fitzwilliam Museum. Britten Sinfonia Academy (BSA) has a longstanding partnership with the Fitzwilliam Museum which began in 2013. March... Read full article

Source: art exam help for young people

Thu, 02 May 2019

Source is a free programme at the Fitzwilliam Museum for young people researching their art GCSEs and A Levels. The programme includes primary art and museum object research in the museum galleries, and guest artists in the museum studio. Source introduces young people taking art and design exams to ‘ how to research from primary sources in museum collections and... Read full article

More sessions please! Planning enrichment sessions for teachers

Tue, 09 Apr 2019

Over the last 18 months we have been working hard on developing our enrichment programme for teachers at the Fitzwilliam Museum. This blog gives an overview of what we tried, what worked and what didn’t. From September 2017 to July 2018 we ran 12 sessions for just under 100 teachers from 40 different schools. The aims of the sessions varied... Read full article

Postcard to the Pacific: Outreach teaching in the Fens

Thu, 28 Mar 2019

Last year, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) refurbished its Pacific Island cases thanks to a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. An associated education programme has been increasing engagement with the new cases. Part of this programme involved outreach to three schools in the Cambridgeshire and Fenland region: Gretton School in Girton, Hinchingbrooke School in Huntingdon and... Read full article