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Look Think Do

Activities for schools and families designed as a starting point for looking, talking and doing together. 

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Looking at Collections

The resource is designed to support students to develop research skills for EPQ and other A-level subjects. Each projects demonstrate different approaches to researching objects, paintings and human remains. Click on an image to explore each research journey.

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Fact Sheets

The Fact Sheets provide background information on a selection of works used most frequently by school groups in the Museum.

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Resources for Teachers - DIY/Into Action

Our range of D.I.Y. resources provide teaching strategies for you to use with your pupils in the galleries. As we do not know your pupils, or the specific aims of your visit, these ideas may need adapting, but we hope they will act as a springboard. 

The Into Action activity sheets are designed for pupils to use in the galleries. They can be used with our DIY resources, or to follow up museum teacher led sessions. Please feel free to adapt and change them to suit your pupils' needs.

Nine collections, six months

Thu, 22 Oct 2020

On 19 March, the University of Cambridge Museums and Botanic Garden closed to the public following Government advice. This week, we will be fully or partially open again across all sites for the first time in over six months. This post describes some of the activity we have delivered in that time, how we continued to serve our audiences, and... Read full article


Arts Award at Home

Mon, 19 Oct 2020

During lockdown the University of Cambridge Museums wanted to offer children and young people the chance to complete a Discover Arts Award from the comfort of their own homes for free. We hoped this would be a great way to encourage creativity among young people, keep them busy during school closures and school holidays, and give them a sense of... Read full article


Engaging children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) virtually through lockdown

Thu, 01 Oct 2020

During the Covid 19 lockdown University of Cambridge Museums wanted to engage remotely and maintain relationships with our pre-existing audience of children with special educational needs and disabilities. According to government statistics in January 2020 12.1% of all school pupils have a special educational need, and we have two main programmes for children with special educational needs and disabilities. Arts... Read full article


Look Think Do

Wed, 16 Sep 2020

Look Think Do is a set of starter activities the Fitzwilliam Museum learning team have been creating since the start of lockdown. They are aimed primarily at schools to use as remote learning activities for students, but are also written with families in mind, given that we recognised the majority of children would be learning at home supported by family... Read full article


Keeping Creativity Going During Lockdown

Wed, 17 Jun 2020

Pre-COVID19, our focus as educators was on understanding how to serve our young audiences by finding ways to help them come to the museum. Now we must switch our efforts to identifying how the museum can continue to be relevant and useful to them in their own homes. Look, think, do From the start of lockdown, the Learning Team at... Read full article