Finding Culture for CultureFinder

University of Cambridge Museums

When you live in a place like Cambridge, it’s hard not to pick up trivia about the bridges, buildings, and streets you pass every day. If someone visits from out of town, I’m able to recount most of the major facts, but to be honest they’re probably better off with a guide book. I’ve been working on the CultureFinder app, building up the 300 or so objects that visitors will be able to draw from to create unique trails around the city. My next little tour of the city and all it holds will hopefully be harder to replicate with a book.

Metasequoia glyptostroboidesI already knew that the eight University Museums and the Botanic Garden all deserved visits, but can now shine the spotlight on some of the lesser known objects and stories that these places hold. The Botanic Garden, for example, is home to a species of tree which…

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About Jose Ramon Marcaida

I’m a historian of science interested in the history of early modern Iberian science and its connection with Renaissance and Baroque visual culture. More generally, I’m interested in the relation between texts, images and things across the Humanities.
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