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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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Artwork from Lost, by Issam Kourbaj


Fri 21 April - Fri 9 June

Museum of Classical Archaeology

The Museum of Classical Archaeology is honoured to present Lost, a thought provoking and moving exhibition by Syrian-born artist Issam Kourbaj. Set amongst the Museum’s permanent display of over 450 plaster casts of Classical sculpture, Lost is an exhibition of plaster dipped items of clothing belonging to refugees who were lost at sea whilst attempting the perilous journey to the Island of Lesbos.

Cost: Free

Ages: Adults

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

Enquiries: Front of house Website Email: museum@classics.cam.ac.uk Telephone: (01223) 330402


10:00am-5:00pm on weekdays from Friday 21 April until Friday 9 June (except on Bank Holidays)

10:00am-1:00pm Saturday every week from Saturday 29 April until Saturday 3 June

All times

Fri 21 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 24 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 25 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 26 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 27 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 28 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 29 April 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Tue 2 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 3 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 4 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 5 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 6 May 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Mon 8 May 10:00AM - 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 - 1:00PM
Mon 15 May 10:00AM - 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 - 1:00PM
Mon 22 May 10:00AM - 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 - 1:00PM
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 - 1:00PM
Mon 5 June 10:00AM - 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


Alternative access to the Museum, which is housed on the first floor of the University's Faculty of Classics, is available. Please ask at the reception at the entrance to the building if you require use of the lift.
Address: Museum of Classical Archaeology
Sidgwick Avenue
Email: museum@classics.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1223 330402
Fax: +44 1223 335409