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Resources


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.

Delivering an Arts Award project for young parents remotely through the pandemic

Wed, 02 Jun 2021

Every year the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) run a 10 week bronze arts award project with a young parents group from local charity Romsey Mill. Our 2020 project had to finish early due to the first lockdown and our 2021 project had to be adapted and re-planned in a week, after the country moved from the tiered system to... Read full article


Postcards & Paintings at Playgroup

Tue, 04 May 2021

In 2020, Playlanders was chosen as ‘Playgroup in Residence’ at the Fitzwilliam Museum. After the research residency came to a premature end due to coronavirus, staff at the museum and playgroup have continued to find ways to help the children build connections with art. In previous years Fitzwilliam Museum has enjoyed welcoming children from Playlanders on visits, not least during... Read full article


Inspiring first encounters

Wed, 28 Apr 2021

The University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) have been working with Cambridge City Council’s Children and Young People’s Participation Service (ChYpPS) for many years, but this year we took our partnership to the next level. Susan Miller provides the lowdown on the UCM partnership with the ChYpPS team, and discusses its importance in helping us to reach families during this time... Read full article


Launching virtual school sessions in a pandemic

Mon, 26 Apr 2021

We have worked hard at the Museum of Classical Archaeology to adapt and translate most of our usual, pre-covid educational activity to the digital realm. The biggest part of this adaptation was to launch virtual school sessions, offered to both primary schools and secondary schools. The result is schools from across the country being able to engage with the museum... Read full article


A six month snapshot

Thu, 22 Apr 2021

Last month, we marked one year since the introduction of measures to limit the COVID-19 pandemic. Our last update was published in October 2020, just as the University of Cambridge Museums and Botanic Garden (UCM) were prepared to be fully open to the public again for the first time in six months. A return to normality? Not quite. Our pandemic journey... Read full article