Connections Through Collections builds on a pilot project which explored community engagement with our collections development strategies. The project is co-led by ten collaborators drawn from across the Cambridge community. Where possible, outputs from the project are designed to capture their voices. While initially focused on our acquisitions policies, project participants have also engaged with topics ranging from physical and intellectual accessibility of the museum, display content and layout. Over the course of the project the Connections group have engaged with staff from across the Museum, including curators, technicians, learning and engagement staff, and deputy directors. The project team are currently working on plans for a co-curated display which will open in late 2023.
You can read more about the project in this blog post by Rob Hales Making Connections Through Collections blog post
Anasuya, Isaac, Jade, Jacqui, Kath, Rick, Rob, Sue, Susan and Tim
David Farell-Banks, Participatory Research and Impact Co-ordinator
Ruth Clarke, Learning Associate Inclusion
Nadine Langford, Research Associate Interpretation and Storytelling
Kate Noble, Senior Research Associate Museum Learning
Molly Stock-Duerdoth, PhD Student