β: This is a Beta release of the Fitzwilliam Museum's potential new website. We want to co-design
our Virtual Museum presence with you. You can return to our current site at any time.
Following the Government announcement yesterday, museums and galleries in Cambridge will be closed to the public as part of a period of national/local restrictions. So, with great sadness, we will not be able to reopen as planned on 2 January 2021.
The Learning department engages in research to build our understanding of the value of museum collections and programmes on learners and audiences, and to investigate and develop our practice as educators.
Current research interests include:
how to measure the impact of museum programmes on children and young people (through our AHRC-funded Practical Evaluation project);
the links between cultural learning, attainment and engagement for children and families from disadvantaged backgrounds;
the health and wellbeing benefits of cultural engagement;
the development of practitioner-led research with very young children (through our Nursery in Residence programme).
We welcome opportunities to collaborate with researchers in fields such as museum studies, cultural policy, education, health and wellbeing.
You can find out more about ongoing projects with different audiences by following the links on the right hand side of the page.