Five University of Cambridge museums have been awarded nearly half a million pounds worth of funding for redevelopment by the Museums Libraries and Archives council (MLA) Designated Challenge Fund. The awards have been made through Renaissance in the Regions funding, MLA’s programme to revitalise England’s regional museums using the Designation Challenge Fund that awards funding to museums with collections of national importance.
2003 has been a busy year. We have said goodbye to Professor Sir Alec Broers and welcomed our new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alison Richard. Anniversary celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA and the 100th anniversary of economics at Cambridge.
A new exhibition at the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology highlights rock-art - the ancient pictures made on natural rock surfaces which survive there to this day. On Saturday 3 May the Museum also hosts a research day-meeting on rock-art, a growing field of study within archaeology when the informal CR-aG - Cambridge Rock-art Group, its host - is expected to enlarge and transform itself into a national BR-aG, British Rock-art Group. The British Rock-Art Group was duly created, and held its first meeting at Newcastle University in May 2004.
Researchers on an expedition to the Seychelles have discovered a new species of frog never seen before in the islands.