In 1935, Lady Churchill donated three Asmat shields from Papua New Guinea to MAA. Nick Stanley explores their journey to the museum, their efficacy, and their relevance today.
28 November 2023
Can museum audiences continue to engage with repatriated objects? If so, then how? Alyssa Walton offers one solution for this using the Benin Bronzes at MAA as a case study.
21 November 2023
A dark bronze beaker in one of MAA's galleries has remained hidden in plain sight. Recently, however, Mark Elliott revisited this object, revealing new connections and questions in the process.
14 November 2023
What goes into curating a successful exhibition? How are objects and stories selected? Who is involved in the process? Rebecca Rees explores these questions with the curator of MAA's recent exhibition.
9 November 2023
An experience of playing two centuries-old 小鼓 (kotsuzumi), shoulder drums used in Noh, make Gerard Davis reflect on silences and music in museum collections.
7 November 2023
How can student activism lead to change in museums? Anna Freed explores how an open letter to Cambridge museums led her to researching Mikel Utsi, who curated the Sámi display at MAA in 1947-8.
31 October 2023