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Highlight Exhibition by Resident Artist Sula Rubens

Sula Rubens reveals the life and soul of Michaelhouse

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Sula Rubens- artist in residence

Sula Rubens is currently working as Artist in Residence at The Michaelhouse. You are welcome to talk to her about her work.

9:00AM - 5:00PM

Inspiration in 5000 sketches

Turning ideas into reality, award winning designer Tom Karen showcases examples of his drawings spanning more than six decades in the design industry.

9:00AM - 5:00PM

Structure; visualising the unseen

A fine art, print & sculpture exhibition by Elizabeth Fraser, Charlotte Morrison, Elizabeth Walker and Jane Pryor

9:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Literature of the liberation: the French experience in print 1944–1946

An exhibition commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Paris, showing books published, mainly in France, after the liberation of Paris and before the end of 1946.

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Highlight Exhibition. myths, memories and mysteries: artists revisit the past

Jointly hosted with the Museum of Classical Archaeology, Myths, Memories and Mysteries is a mixed-media exhibition which explores the ways in which artists confront and negotiate the past, with a special focus on Greece.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Brass rubbing and family activities

Brass rubbing and a range of activities for discovering the remarkable history of the University Church.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight Delivery by design: stamps in Antarctica

Philately will get you everywhere...even Antarctica! Explore the art and history of stamps from Antarctica.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Ediacaran Enigmas: resolving the fossil record of early animals

This new display is a snapshot of the research taking place in the department of Earth Sciences at Cambridge on fossils from the 540-580 million year old Ediacaran Period, known as the 'Ediacaran Biota'.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight Reinventing the wheel: bicycles in the Polar Regions

An exhibition demonstrating the use of bicycles in the Polar Regions

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Exhibition. myths, memories and mysteries: artists revisit the past

Jointly hosted with Wolfson College, Memories and Mysteries is a mixed-media exhibition which explores the ways in which artists confront and negotiate the past, with a special focus on Greece.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Extreme engineering

Engineering gets extreme this summer at the Cambridge Science Centre. Families! Build and test your ideas this summer as the Cambridge Science Centre celebrates engineering in its latest exhibition, Extreme Engineering, opening on 24 July.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

La Grande Guerre: French prints of the First World War

See the first 7 months of WWI dramatically illustrated in the colour lithographs & wood-engravings of the series La Grande Guerre. Scenes of action in the form of battles, sieges & airstrikes are punctuated by moments of relative repose, including commemorations, award ceremonies & depictions of the Allied forces, such as the English & Scottish taking five o’clock tea & Indian soldiers at prayer.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

The conservation of illuminated manuscript fragments

This focused display highlights the Museum’s collection of illuminated manuscript fragments and provides a unique glimpse behind-the-scenes into the world of contemporary conservation and some of the considerable challenges that these beautiful objects pose.

10:30AM - 2:30PM

Summer at the museums - seaside comes to Cambridge family day

Enjoy a stay-cation and join us for a Punch and Judy show, make a retro windmill, try on a Victorian bathing suit and visit activity stalls around the Museum.

10:30AM - 4:30PM

Highlight Buddha's word: the life of books in Tibet and Beyond

The first exhibition of Tibetan material in Cambridge, and the first time in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology’s history that its Buddhist collections will be showcased in an exhibition.

10:30AM - 4:30PM

Highlight Crafting colour: beads, pattern and painting from the Kalahari

Exhibition exploring the art work produced in D'Kar, western Botswana.

11:00AM - 3:00PM

Summer at the museums - walking on water: historic fen transport

Find out some of the unusual ways people got around in the marshy fens of the past, handle some real museum objects and make a paper-clip ice skate keepsake.

11:30AM - 5:00PM

Gustav Metzger: lift off!

Visitors to Lift Off! will be submersed in Gustav Metzger’s world of creative experimentation and activism between the late 1950s and early 1970s. Bringing together archive, film, sculpture and installations, this ambitious exhibition focuses on Metzger’s auto-creative work.

12:00PM - 4:00PM

Summer at the Museums - hands-on with clay

Hedgehogs, monsters, dinosaurs... It doesn’t matter at our family craft activity; just roll up your sleeves and enjoy making whatever you like with clay.

2:00PM - 5:00PM

Summer at the museums - family fun, fenland crafts and wacky windmills

Join us for an afternoon of family crafts and activities with a fens and windmills theme.

2:30PM - 5:00PM

Highlight Exhibition. myths, memories and mysteries: artists revisit the past

Jointly hosted with the Museum of Classical Archaeology, Myths, Memories and Mysteries is a mixed-media exhibition which explores the ways in which artists confront and negotiate the past, with a special focus on Greece.

6:00PM - 8:00PM

The art party

Join us for a special screening of The Art Party! A new film from Tim Newton and Bob and Roberta Smith.

8:00PM - 9:00PM

Concert - Couperin & Campra: French Baroque duets

The concert will feature 3 Leçons de Ténèbres by Couperin; “a vividly atmospheric, richly dissonant settings of Jeremiah’s bitterly anguished texts; music of an intensity and power that is quite unique in Baroque sacred repertoire”.