Co-curated by the Connections Through Collections group, this thoughtful display explores the tensions many local residents experience living in Cambridgeshire today.

Bringing together 20 objects chosen from our collection, Tensions of Belonging reflects on the divide between poverty and wealth and the idea of ‘town and gown’—the disconnect between local inhabitants and staff and students of University of Cambridge. The objects in this unique, interactive display also consider wider global themes of identity, belonging and the climate crisis.

Images– Left: Co-curators of the Tensions of Belonging display, at the table in the centre of their display. Right: Shawanda Corbett, Candy Lady (2020) © Shawanda Corbett. Photograph © The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge.

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