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South & East Museum Federation AGM Update

Cambridge Study day — New Audiences, New Developments (Museum of Cambridge, Kettles Yard and the Cambridge Museum of Technology)

Coming to the AGM? – Enough for many people to make their excuses and leave, but those of us who accepted the challenge and went to Cambridge on Thursday 17 July were in for a treat! Yes, it was a very hot day but about 20 of us were there, representing a good spread of counties across the Federation’s area: Norfolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Oxfordshire.

We had our AGM over a delicious lunch, and as well as the usual business we were very pleased to accept to elect some five new members for the committee, Katherine Dance, Lauren Ephithite, David Juler, Katie Phillips and Joe Sutch.

We made visits to the Museum of Cambridge, Kettles Yard and the Museum of Technology. None of these museums are quite on the usual Cambridge tourist/museum trail – but seek them out! – all have a lot to offer to an inquisitive museum go-er.
You can get to them all very easily using the Madingley to Newmarket Road — Park and Ride bus which is every 10 minutes. The Bridge Street stop gives easy access to the Museum of Cambridge and Kettles Yard, and the River Lane stop gets you to the Cambridge Museum of Technology.

Museum of Cambridge 2/3 Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ

Kettles Yard Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ

Cambridge Museum of Technology 12–16 Cheddars Lane, Cambridge CB5 8LD

Sally Ackroyd

To find out more about the AGM and the federation visit their website