Exhibitions

Our exhibition section allows you to look at some of the Archives in the collection online. These will highlight a person, place or theme associated with the development of earth sciences in more detail. They may reflect relevant news stories, events and anniversaries.

If you have any questions about the records, or would like to visit the Archive please contact the Archivist. Telephone: 01223 765717 or email: sedgwickmuseum@esc.cam.ac.uk


Women in the Archive: Being Seen and Heard
Learn how the archive documents women's experience of studying geology in the late nineteenth century, until the First World War.
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Woodwardian Professor 200 years ago

Celebrating the life and times of Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873) through archives.

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Woodwardian Professor 100 years ago
Celebrating the life of John Edward Marr (1857-1933) through archives.

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Brian Harland at 100
Celebrating the life of Walter Brian Harland (1917-2003) through archives.
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Back at the beginning of lock down the Getty museum challenged us to recreate famous works of art with objects from around the home (#GettyMuseumChallenge). As soon as I heard about it I knew I had to make the Duria Antiquior. Despite it’s size, you might have missed the ‘Duria’, high up on a wall in the Jurassic pond area of the museum.




University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) create 28 page Explore and Create pack for families in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.