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Concrete poetry exhibition - a token of concrete affection

Works from the personal collection of art historian Stephen Bann relating to close exchanges between Cambridge and Brazilian poets in the 1960s.

9:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Private lives of print: The use and abuse of books 1450-1550

An exhibition of over 50 of Cambridge University Library's wonderful early printed books, selected for the stories they tell about the use of books in the first hundred years after the invention of printing.

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 The Polar Muse

The Polar Muse is a collaboration between The Polar Museum, PN Review and eight of Cambridge's most exciting and innovative poets.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight The Thing Is...

This exhibition explores the many ways in which we consider and care for museum objects, how and why objects gain meaning and why we collect them and their accompanying stories.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

1914: war and money

World War I consumed vast quantities of money as well as lives. This display of coins, medals, banknotes and government bonds provides an insight into the desperate measures that had to be used to maintain a supply of money, from the transition of gold coinage at the outbreak of war in 1914 to inflationary paper money by 1918 when the great European empires fell.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Caroline Watson and female printmaking in late Georgian England

Caroline Watson ( 1760/61 - 1814) was one of the most skilful engravers working in late 18th century England. She can be seen as the first British professional woman engraver. This exhibition shows a selection of her portrait and subject prints, together with those of other contemporary women printmakers.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Fatal consequences: the Chapman Brothers and Goya’s disasters of war

The Chapman Brothers’ Disasters of War takes Goya’s print series of the same title and reinvents and extends the imagery and horrors with a cornucopia of ideas from later wars and modern culture. This exhibition shows different versions of the Chapman Bothers’ set, together with a selection from Goya’s original series.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Silent partners artist & mannequin from function to fetish

Silent Partners is the first exhibition uncovering the evolution of the artist’s mannequin. It will show how, from being an inconspicuous studio tool, a piece of equipment as necessary as easel, pigments and brushes, the lay figure became the fetishised subject of the artist’s painting, and eventually, in the 20th century, a work of art in its own right.

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.

11:30AM - 5:00PM

Beauty and Revolution

The Poetry and Art of Ian Hamilton Finlay

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Fatal consequences: the Chapman Brothers and Goya’s disasters of war

The Chapman Brothers’ Disasters of War takes Goya’s print series of the same title and reinvents and extends the imagery and horrors with a cornucopia of ideas from later wars and modern culture. This exhibition shows different versions of the Chapman Bothers’ set, together with a selection from Goya’s original series.