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Today 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Curious objects

The curious objects in this exhibition all have a part to play in telling the story of the Library, and form a cabinet of curiosities that opens a window onto the nature of collecting.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight Dick Laws: Antarctic Scientist and Artist, A retrospective

An exhibition revealing the interplay between the scientific and artistic work of the leading marine mammal scientist of his generation, Dick Laws (1926-2014).

10:00AM - 4:30PM

Orchids 2017: Another India

An exploration of India's natural heritage

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Being Modern: Kettle’s Yard at the Fitzwilliam Museum

Works by artists who sought to make a new art responding to the modern world are brought together.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Houghton’s Emperors: Portraits and power

A Cambridge viewing for two impressive marble busts of Roman Emperors Commodus and Septimius Severus. For a short time this winter enjoy them in the Museum, with an encircling display evoking both their ancient and their 18th century contexts, and the enduring power of portraits.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Making Waves: Discovering seascapes through drawings and watercolours

This exhibition brings together many rarely seen drawings and watercolours from across the collection, especially the bequest of Sir Bruce Ingram, that depict tempestuous seas, naval battles, serene harbours and bustling shores with fishermen selling their catch.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Discovery through Display

Displays that take inspiration from the juxtaposition of art works and objects in the Kettle’s Yard House, will occupy the Alison Richard Building.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Discovery through Display

This exhibition brings together drawings, paintings, sculptures, and ceramics from the collection of Kettle’s Yard.

12:00PM - 8:00PM

When the Heavens Meet the Earth: Selected works from Robert Devereux's Sina Jina Collection of Contemporary Art

When the Heavens Meet the Earth brings together selected works from Robert Devereux’s contemporary art collection, highlighting his commitment to emerging artists who challenge Western preconceptions of, and hegemony over, cultural expression and contemporary art.

4:00PM - 5:00PM

Fiscal consolidation, growth and unemployment in OECD Countries Cancelled

A talk by Dr. Ayse Kaya, Izmir Katip Çelebi University. Part of the Land Economy Departmental Seminar Series.

6:00PM - 7:00PM

Highlight Honorary Fellows Lecture - Evolution in action: Materials, Design and Sustainability

The Honorary Fellows Lecture will be given by Professor Michael F Ashby, CBE FRS FREng, Emeritus Professor of Materials, Department of Engineering.