Museums in Cambridgeshire News 36 (16 December 2015)


  1. The Museum of Classical Archaeology is advertising for a Museum Attendant, closing date 11 January.
  2. The University Museums are adveritsing for a ‘Twilight at the Museums Volunteer at, closing date 18 January.
  3. The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust are advertising for a Membership and Engagement Assistant at, closing date 5 January.
  4. The Whipple Museum are advertising for an Education and Outreach Volunteer, closing date 31 December. This and the following two news items are all in the excellent Cambridge Arts Network Newsletter at
  5. Vivacity Peterborough are advertising for a Heritage Programmes and Commercial Development Manager, closing date 31 December.
  6. Excavations at Kettle’s Yard have revealed some interesting Roman remains.
  7. Lindsey Holmes is running an HLF-funded project which currently has tenders out for the following roles: museum mentor, sight awareness trainer, film maker, photographer, audio description trainer, exhibition/design consultant. Anyone wishing to provide a quote needs to initially email Lindsey on The deadline is 11 January.
  8. The new guidance and application forms for the next grant round of the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund are now live with a deadline of 23 March.
  9. HLF are advertising for a full-time First World War Centenary and Anniversaries Adviser to cover maternity leave until 31 January 2017. See, closing date 5 January.
  10. Michael Lewis at the British Museum is putting together a small online exhibition to ‘celebrate’ 1066 in 2016 – 950 years, through Anglo-Norman objects in UK museum collections. If you have anything suitable just send an image and details of the appropriate contact.
  11. Congratulations to Wimpole and the Nene Valley Railway on both achieving Full Accreditation, and to the Norris Museum on being awarded their HLF Stage Two grant.
  12. Sir John Major has been made Patron of the Cromwell Museum Trust.
  13. The joint County Council and Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (HLF funded) exhibition “Hide and Seek: Looking for Children in the Past” opens on 30 January for 12 months. As far as we can find out, this is the first exhibition focusing on children and childhood in archaeology in this country.
  14. The ‘bronzing’ of the Terme Boxer at the Museum of Classical Archaeology strikes me as exceptionally interesting – check it out at!

This may be the last MiC News this year, so please accept my very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.