Tag: Cambridgeshire

Q&A with MAA’s Workshop Team

MAA's Workshop team is vital in creating and maintaining impressive displays for its temporary exhibitions. Rebecca Rees interviews two team members to learn more.

Rebecca Rees

4 June 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

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

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

Q&A with the Curator of MAA’s Latest Exhibition

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.

Rebecca Rees

9 November 2023

On Yer Bike: A Review of MAA’s Current Exhibition, Beneath Our Feet

Les, a volunteer, reviews MAA's current exhibition, characterising it as a compelling show spotlighting objects and narratives that serve as catalysts for profound contemplation.

Les Andrews

5 October 2023

Bellarmine or Bartmann Jugs from a Ceramic Maker’s Point of View

How can recreating museum objects enhance our understanding? A ceramic maker explores this through her creative practice, which seeks to enable haptic engagements with museum collections.

Lisa Robson

27 June 2023

17th-century Frechen Bartmann Jugs and ‘Witch’ Bottles

Named after the bearded man that features on them and originating in the the mid- to late-16th century in the Rhineland, how did these stoneware pots become associated with 'witch' bottles?

Nigel Jeffries

2 May 2023

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