Museum of Classical Archaeology

Museum Classical Archeology
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The Museum of Classical Archaeology is one of nine University of Cambridge museums and collections. Why not leave the hustle and bustle of the city centre behind to discover a whole new way of seeing ancient art? Our cast gallery houses over 450 plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture, each of which has its own story to tell.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 10.00am to 5.00pm. Saturdays in University term time only: 10.00am to 1.00pm.

All schools and groups must book with us at least in advance.
For school and group bookings please contact:
Telephone: (01223) 330402
E-mail: museum-education@classics.cam.ac.uk

Admission charges

Free

Collection details

Archaeology

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Head of a Greek God

Cutting the Curve: Crafting the Classical Body

  • 18 January — 25 February 2016 *on now

Cut-paper artist Vanessa Stone explores the classical body – its S-curves and rippled muscles, its profiles and rear-views – in this exhibition of custom-made and unique artworks inspired by Greek and Roman sculptures in the Museum's Cast Gallery.

The pieces in this exhibition are ones that Vanessa Stone has wanted make for many years, collages that translate these casts into layered paper collage. Vanessa uses a scalpel to draw into surface of a piece of paper, cutting away the negative space to bring out the dominant line or shape of the sculptures. She then layers from behind and cuts into those layers and so the process continues. She reduces the casts to abstracted forms, trying to capture the essence of their form and line, and the same sense of balance and sense of presence that the casts carry intrinsically.

Please note that the Museum is open 10:00-13:00 on Saturdays and is closed on Sundays.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/cutting-the-curve

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Head of a Greek God

Cut Your Own Curve

  • 20 February 2016 2-4pm

Join cut paper artist, Vanessa Stone, for this free cut paper workshop for adults. Vanessa will be sharing her expertise on how to produce pieces inspired by the work in her exhibition, Cutting the Curve: Crafting the Classical Body, currently on display our in atmospheric Cast Gallery. Create your own layered paper collages as you work surrounded by inspirational models from the ancient past.

Booking necessary.

Find out more about Vanessa and her work at www.vanessastoneartist.com

Prices of artworks available on request. Greetings cards may be purchased at the front desk.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Free

Website

https://cutyourowncurve.eventbrite.co.uk

Museum of Classical Archaeology
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB3 9DA
England

Website

www.classics.cam.ac.uk/museum

E-mail

Enquiries about school visits and group bookings

museum-education@classics.cam.ac.uk

Dr. Susanne Turner (Curator)

smt41@cam.ac.uk

Jennie Thornber (Education and Outreach Coordinator)

jlt39@cam.ac.uk

Telephone

General enquiries

01223 335153

Education and Outreach Coordinator

O1223 767044

Fax

01223 335409

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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