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The Year That Made Antarctica

The Year That Made Antarctica

Over dinner in the spring of 1950 a party of scientists produced an ambitious proposal for a global year of science: the International Geophysical Year was born. With a heavy emphasis on Antarctica, thousands of people from dozens of countries came together to learn about our planet.

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Sampled Lives: Samplers from the Fitzwilliam Museum

Mon 1 May - Sun 8 April 2018

Fitzwilliam Museum

Showcasing over 100 samplers from the Museum’s excellent but often unseen collection, this display highlights the importance of samplers as documentary evidence of past lives.

These beautifully embroidered and stitched samplers illuminate the lives of girls and women, from mid-17th century English Quakers to early 20th century school pupils, encompassing their education, employment, religion, family, societal status and needlework skills. The display also highlights the individuality of each sampler, which in some cases is the only surviving document to record the existence of an ordinary young woman.

This display will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue by Carol Humphrey, Honorary Keeper of Textiles, available to purchase from the Courtyard Shop.

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

Timing

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday every week from Saturday 6 May until Saturday 23 December

12:00pm-5:00pm Sunday every week from Saturday 6 May until Saturday 23 December

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday every week from Wednesday 27 December until Saturday 30 December

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday every week from Tuesday 2 January 2018 until Thursday 29 March 2018

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday every week from Saturday 31 March 2018 until Sunday 8 April 2018

12:00pm-5:00pm Sunday every week from Tuesday 2 January 2018 until Sunday 8 April 2018

12:00pm-5:00pm on Monday 1 May

12:00pm-5:00pm on Monday 29 May

12:00pm-5:00pm on Monday 28 August

12:00pm-5:00pm on Monday 2 April 2018

All times

Mon 1 May 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 6 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 7 May 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 9 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 10 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 11 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 12 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 13 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 14 May 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 16 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 17 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 18 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 19 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 20 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 21 May 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 23 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 24 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 25 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 26 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 27 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 28 May 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Mon 29 May 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 30 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 31 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 1 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 2 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 3 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 4 June 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 6 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 7 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 8 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 9 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 10 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 11 June 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 13 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 14 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 15 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 16 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 17 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 18 June 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 20 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 21 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 22 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 23 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 24 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 25 June 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 27 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 28 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 29 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 30 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 1 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 2 July 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 4 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 5 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 6 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 7 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 8 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 9 July 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 11 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 12 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 13 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 14 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 15 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 16 July 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 18 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 19 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 20 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 21 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 22 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 23 July 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 25 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Fri 28 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 29 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 30 July 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 1 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 2 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 3 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 4 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 5 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 6 August 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 8 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 9 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 10 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 11 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 12 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 13 August 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 15 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Fri 18 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 19 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 20 August 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 22 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 23 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Fri 25 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Sun 27 August 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Mon 28 August 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 29 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Thu 31 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 1 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 2 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 3 September 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 5 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Sat 30 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 1 October 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 3 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Fri 20 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 21 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 22 October 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 24 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Thu 26 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 27 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 28 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 29 October 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 31 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 1 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 2 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 3 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 4 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 5 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 7 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 8 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 9 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 10 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 11 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 12 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 14 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Sat 18 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 19 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 21 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Fri 24 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 25 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 26 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 28 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 29 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 30 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 1 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 2 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 3 December 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 5 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 6 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 7 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Sat 9 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 10 December 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 12 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Thu 21 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 22 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 23 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 27 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 28 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 29 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 30 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 2 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 3 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 4 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 5 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 6 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 7 January 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 9 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 10 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 11 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 12 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 13 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 14 January 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 16 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Sat 20 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 21 January 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 23 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 24 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 25 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 26 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 27 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 28 January 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 30 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 31 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 1 February 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 2 February 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 3 February 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 4 February 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 6 February 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 7 February 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 8 February 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 9 February 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 10 February 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 11 February 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 13 February 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 14 February 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 15 February 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 16 February 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 17 February 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 18 February 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 20 February 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 21 February 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 22 February 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 23 February 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 24 February 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 25 February 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 27 February 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 28 February 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 1 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 2 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 3 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 4 March 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 6 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 7 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 8 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 9 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 10 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 11 March 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 13 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 14 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 15 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 16 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 17 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 18 March 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 20 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 21 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 22 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 23 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 24 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 25 March 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 27 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 28 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 29 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 31 March 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 1 April 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Mon 2 April 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 3 April 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 4 April 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 5 April 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 6 April 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 7 April 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 8 April 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM

Venue

Address: Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 1RB
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