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Today 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Exhibition - cooks and colours

The exhibition in Michaelhouse will showcase the work of Hannah Boatfield who has photographed some of the decorative schemes created by F R Leach & Sons that can still be seen in Cambridge today.

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

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 - 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.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

The conservation of illuminated manuscript fragments

This focused display highlights the Museum’s collection of illuminated manuscript fragments and provides a unique glimpse behind-the-scenes into the world of contemporary conservation and some of the considerable challenges that these beautiful objects pose.

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.

11:30AM - 5:00PM

Past, present, somewhere

A rare opportunity to enjoy the collected films and projects by artist duo Karen Guthrie & Nina Pope, in this their first gallery exhibition since they won the Northern Art Prize in 2008.

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Lunchtime concert at Michaelhouse

Sarah Bowden - Clarinet; Jon Fistein - Cello and Graeme Mitchinson - Piano

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.