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Research & Collections Programme

Growing research through the convening power of Cambridge’s collections

Welcome to "Empire & Environment, in the museum", a new professional development network, exploring the legacies of empire and enslavement in natural history museums, and the ways those legacies are still influencing environmental science today.

The network is being launched over the course of summer 2021, culminating in a workshop taking place on Wednesday 1 September. The workshop is intended for natural scientists, historians and curators working with natural history collections, to help consider particular challenges faced in exploring the hidden histories of environmental science. One of the goals of the workshop is to consider together how best we might support each other in the future as we explore these often challenging topics, and thinking about what a professional network ought to provide in the future.

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Our videos are available below, or on our Vimeo page


This partnership is funded by the NERC/AHRC Hidden Histories of Environmental Science programme.