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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

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 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.

10:30AM - 2:30PM

Summer at the museums - the Iron Age

Join us in a Celtic shield making workshop - make a Celtic face and try using Celtic printing blocks.

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 - 1:00PM

Summer at the museums - hands on with history

Get hands on with history this summer and join us for craft activities inspired by our archaeology, local history and natural history collections.

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 - eels alive!

Come and learn about these fascinating creatures, and find out more about where they lived. Follow the slippery trail and make your own eel-man.

2:00PM - 4:00PM

Summer at the museums - family drop-in! Light and reflection

Get creative - use recycled translucent and reflective materials to create an artwork inspired by stained glass and mirrors.

2:00PM - 4:00PM

Summer at the museums - hands on with history

Get hands on with history this summer and join us for craft activities inspired by our archaeology, local history and natural history collections.

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.

6:15PM - 7:30PM

Sounds Green V: Simply Reeds

Cambridge-based wind quartet Simply Reeds closes this year's Sounds Green series of picnic proms from the Cambridge Summer Music Festival with a repertoire ranging from baroque to pop.

6:30PM - 8:00PM

Life clubs - Self improvement workshops

Life clubs was created in 2004 by Nina Grunfeld, best-selling author of The Life Book. Sessions are every Wednesday.