Getting to the Bottom of a Grave at Snailwell

Through a detailed look at the objects found in a grave at Snailwell, Jody Joy tells us about the person buried there: Who where they? What was their life like? And why were they buried in such an elaborate grave?

Jody Joy

7 May 2024

Q&A with the Education and Outreach Team at MAA

Rebecca Rees speaks with one of MAA's Education and Outreach Assistants to explore the nature of outreach work at MAA, and its significance for the museum as well as its communities.

Rebecca Rees

9 April 2024

The Allure and Appeal of an Anglo-Saxon Cross from Trumpington

The Trumpington Cross has been endlessly reproduced on MAA's shop products including postcards, tote bags, fridge magnets, keyrings and even a ruler. But what makes it so appealing?

Gerard Davis

2 April 2024

Beneath Our Feet: Medieval Cambridge

As workmen dug in 1908 to build new lecture rooms for the University, the remains of buildings became exposed, revealing the existence of a thriving monastical community in medieval England.

Eleanor Wilkinson

5 March 2024

Continuity and Change in the Durbar Square at Bhaktapur, Nepal

MAA cares for a few photographs of Bhaktapur's famous Durbar Square. Devi Chakrabarti juxtaposes these with some recent ones, exploring patterns of continuity and change in a vulnerable city.

Devi Chakrabarti

27 February 2024

Bed Burials and Mobility in the Early Middle Ages

Bed burials were rarer in England than in Europe. Unearthed in 2011, the Trumpington bed burial unveils a fascinating narrative of mobility, femininity, and Christianity in the Early Middle Ages.

Emma Brownlee

13 February 2024

Beyond the Glass Case: Telling Stories from Beneath Our Feet

How do museums engage audiences beyond its glass cases and walls? Verity, a recent intern, shares her experiences of doing this through some of the activities she designed for MAA's younger audiences.

Verity Marshall

2 January 2024

Kui Elephant Catchers and the Pakam Rope: From Thailand to Cambridge

In March 2023, a new object came into MAA's care – a เชือกปะกำ (Pakam rope). Alisa Santikarn and Imogen Coulson explore the journey that it took from Thailand to Cambridge, through an online exhibition.

Alisa Santikarn and Imogen Coulson

12 December 2023

A Fortuitous Day in 2020 and an Iron Age Gold Coin

In the scorching August heat of 2020, Rob Law's metal detecting adventure led him to an extraordinary find. Amidst corn stubble, a golden glimmer caught his eye—a rare Iron Age coin.

Rob Law

5 December 2023

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