Arts Council England has awarded the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) nearly £4.5m for 2015-18 and is continuing its Major Partner Museum status. UCM is a consortium of all eight University of Cambridge Museums including the Fitzwilliam Museum.
Over the last three years, UCM has made full use of previous Arts Council funding to transform the way its eight major museums work in partnership, and to unlock their world-class collections for both Cambridge and the wider world. Major successes have included the Thresholds poetry project, curated by Carol Ann Duffy, and Discoveries at 2 Temple Place in London.
Discoveries, now on display at the Fitzwilliam, is the first-ever joint exhibition to involve all University of Cambridge Museums and the first exhibition of Cambridge’s globally important research collections to be held outside the city.
For the full story see the University of Cambridge’s news pages: http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/major-partner-museum-status-for-ucm#sthash.K78DhqAd.dpuf
Image from Discoveries at Two Temple Place.