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Tue 18 June 9:00AM - 6:30PM

Highlight Discovery: 200 years of the Cambridge Philosophical Society

Founded in 1819, the Cambridge Philosophical Society provided an open forum for Cambridge graduates to discuss current scientific ideas and present new research. This exhibition shows us how the activity of the Cambridge Philosophical Society underpins 200 years of discovery.

9:15AM - 10:00AM

Highlight Early morning guided tours of Beggarstaffs

A private guided tour of the Beggarstaffs exhibition for individuals and groups, up to 20 people at each session, before the Museum opens.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Beggarstaffs: William Nicholson & James Pryde

'Beggarstaffs' was the pseudonym used by the British artists William Nicholson and James Pryde for their collaborative partnership in the design of posters and other graphic work in the 1890s. This groundbreaking exhibition of collaborative graphics and their later individual works as painters have never before been shown together.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Enriching Collections: Recent acquisitions of prints and drawings 2009 – 2019

This exhibition is the second of two successive selections of works on paper which celebrate the outstanding generosity of benefactors and donors who have helped to enrich the collections.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Fans Unfolded: Conserving the Lennox-Boyd collection

Showcasing rare and exquisitely decorated fans from the collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd, allocated to the Museum by H.M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax in 2015, this display reveals the techniques behind the making, investigation and conservation of fans.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Making a Nation: Money, image and power in Tudor and Stuart England

The major dynastic, political and cultural changes that occurred in England under the Tudors and Stuarts are traced in this exhibition. The money and medals of this 250-year period provide a fascinating insight into broader developments in artistic expression, monarchy, nationhood, and trade in a rapidly expanding world.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Palaces in the Night: The urban landscape in Whistler’s prints

This second exhibition of the Fitzwilliam’s collection of etchings, drypoints and lithographs, by the American artist James McNeill Whistler, is devoted to the cityscapes for which he is most celebrated as a printmaker.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Women in Art: Hong Kong

Women in Art: Hong Kong brings together the works of seven contemporary female artists covering the past 50 years of artistic development in Hong Kong. The works, which are in a variety of media from ink drawing to installation, all explore contemporary politics and the role of female artists within it.

1:45PM - 6:20PM

The Armourers and Brasiers' Cambridge Forum

The Gordon Seminars and The Twent First Kelly Lecture

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Daniel Dennett: Smart Machines and a Reverse Turing Test

Professor Daniel Dennett (Tufts University) will give this year's Margaret Boden Lecture organised by the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence.

5:30PM - 7:30PM

Teachers Evening

An informal, creative professional development evening for teachers to strengthen their creative skills with an artist and to explore current and future exhibitions.