Training and courses

The Conservation lab runs and hosts training courses for other museums and individuals from the heritage sector. Courses range from how to manage hazards in museum collections or how to monitor and control pests in museums, such as insects and rodents, which can all damage objects.


Teaching Insect Pest Management Level 2 with David Pinniger

Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00

Saturday
10:00 to 16:00 

Sunday
Closed



Reuniting our important rock collections under one roof

Much of the Sedgwick Museum’s working geological collections, central to the research of many in the department and wider community, are currently housed in cramped and difficult conditions in the Atlas Building on the West Cambridge site. This building, at one time used by Shorts for the refurbishment of aircraft bombers, is a rather dilapidated former commercial unit fast approaching the end of its useful life. The newly proposed Geological Collections Store will adjoin the A.G. Brighton Building (the Sedgwick Museum’s conservation unit) and vastly improve accessibility.



Mary Caroline McKenny Hughes (1860-1916) – promoter of geology for women in the University