The University of Cambridge has an unusually rich assembly of collections spanning the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences, comprising a huge repository of diverse artefacts from around the globe. The majority are housed within museums or institutions just a short distance from the city centre, with the consequence that Cambridge has the UK’s highest concentration of internationally important collections outside London.
While these institutions represent many years of historical expertise, they are by no means dusty relics of the past. The Cambridge collections live and breathe, continuing each and every day to inspire those who encounter them. Each visitor takes away a moment of revelation or fragment of knowledge that will continue to resonate as they make their way through the world. Our primary mission at Curating Cambridge is to support the invaluable work of the collections by creating products that animate this feeling of discovery and excitement, with proceeds from the sale of all items returning to the collections that inspired them. During product development we work with curators from the museums to ensure that each design has their stamp of approval before being presented to the customer.
Here you can read a little more about each collection and how we have reflected their work within our product ranges.