Museum of Classical Archaeology

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

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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.
Letting in the Light, Fountains Abbey (pastel painting by Lynne Brown)

Sensing Space: Streets, Green Houses and Sofas: The Enchantment of Everyday Encounters

  • 11 March — 10 April 2015 *on now

The Museum Of Classical Archaeology presents Sensing Space, an exhibition of large pastel paintings by Cambridge artist Lynne Brown. The images capture the enchantment of ordinary spaces - from street to green houses and alleyways.

Inspired by her daily encounters and everyday movements, the artist looks at the play between real and social space. The technique of layered mark making creates a richly sensorial experience of the places depicted in each painting.

Find out more about Lynne and her work at www.lynne-brown.com.

Please note that the Museum and exhibition can be visited on weekdays only.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/museum

The Labours of Herakles

The Labours of Herakles

  • 17 April — 14 August 2015

Hercules – most famous of all the Greek heroes – steps directly out of a Greek vase and into the New World in this series of beautifully observed lithographs and etchings. New Zealand artist Marian Maguire imagines Herakles as nineteenth-century colonist, venturing into a landscape where his labours are both mundane and extraordinary.

Marrying classical myth and colonial narratives, this exhibition weaves together untold stories of clashing cultures and competing aesthetics. Set against the atmospheric backdrop of the classical casts, the works invite the viewer to question what it means to be a hero – whether in ancient or more recent pasts. Maguire turns a knowing gaze on New Zealand history and early European contact and colonisation, enlivened with gentle humour and a keen eye for detail.

Please note that the Museum is open 10:00-17:00 on weekdays. (Saturday openings: 10:00-13:00 between 24/04/2015-06/06/2015.)

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/museum/things-to-do/exhibitions/current-museum-exhibitions

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.

Drink and Draw

  • 15 May 2015 6-9pm

Join us for a glass of wine, pick up a pencil and get involved as we sketch among our sculptures after hours with expert guidance from artist Susie Olczak. All abilities are welcome, no prior experience is required and materials will be provided.

We’ll also be open to those who wish to browse the collection in this special late night opening.

Suitable for

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