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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 - 4:30PM

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 - 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

Building an Empire: money, trade and power in the age of Charlemagne

This exhibition marks the 1200th anniversary of the death of Charlemagne, ‘beacon, king and father of Europe’. A selection of the finest medieval coins from the Fitzwilliam Museum’s own collection (Frankish, Anglo- Saxon, Viking, Byzantine and Islamic) will be on show to illustrate the complex political, economic and cultural ties of the period.

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.

10:30AM - 12:30PM

Summer at the museums - puppet making workshop

Make your own puppet to take home and create your own show at this family puppet making workshop.

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 - bear hunting in the garden

We are going on a bear hunt! Make your very own bear mask then go on a hunt around the garden.

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.

2:00PM - 3:00PM

Summer at the museums - puppet show: Robin Hood and his Merry Men

Join us for a Robin Hood themed free puppet show for families!

2:00PM - 4:00PM

Summer at the Museums - family first Saturdays

On the first Saturday of each month visit our Fitz family welcome point and collect drawing materials, activities and trails to use throughout the Museum, exploring a variety of themes.

2:30PM - 3:30PM

Highlight Tea & talk: testing Anglo Saxon garnets

Informal and behind-the-scenes talks at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

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.