Hi, I am Pei, an MA student from University of Leicester’s School of Museum Studies. It is my pleasure to share my summer placement experience at Cambridge Museum of Technology.
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Although it might seem from our social media that all we are doing is crowdfunding to complete the restoration of our historic boiler, there is a lot more happening at the Museum.
Construction is proceeding well as buildings have come down and others are going up. Behind the scenes, we are undertaking detailed research for the new displays and we have just launched an important crowdfunding appeal to complete the restoration of our historic boiler.
After huge amounts of planning and preparation, construction has begun! Old buildings and portacabins are being torn down to make way for our new cafe, shop, and flexible exhibitions and learning space. Work has also started on our heritage boiler so that we can run our steam pumping engines again.
After an excellent end to 2017 when we secured extra funding and appointed contractors, we have started 2018 with further preparations for our building and boiler work.