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The Coffins of Pakepu

A special viewing of the individual elements of the coffin set of the ‘water pourer on the West of Thebes’, Pakepu. The coffins have recently been the focus of a detailed study into their construction and decoration. Each element will be laid out separately, with members of the research team on hand to answer questions.

Today 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.

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Beauty Salon

An exhibition by artists Alli Sharma, Cathy Lomax and Jennifer Campbell. Beauty Salon examines the very feminine subject of beauty in a visceral and challenging manner. The artists foreground and unpick the resulting display of beauty as shown in fashion, film, art history, advertising and on social media.

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 - 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.

2:00PM - 5:30PM

The Fukushima Accident and its Aftermath

Eight years on since the Fukushima Accident, our speakers will share their insights on the current situation in Fukushima, the lessons learned and the implications from the accident. Mr Naomi Hirose, Vice-Chairman of TEPCO (Fukushima Affairs) and Professor Gerry Thomas from Imperial College will be leading the talks in advance of a discussion session.

6:30PM - 8:00PM

Art and Displacement

Join artists Sutapa Biswas, Issam Kourbaj and Oscar Murillo as they discuss how their country of birth has influenced their artistic practise. Chaired by Andrew Nairne, Director, Kettle's Yard.

7:30PM - 9:30PM

Endellion String Quartet, 'Resident Quartet', University of Cambridge

ENDELLION STRING QUARTET ('Resident Quartet', University of Cambridge) MOZART String Quartet K.465 (‘Dissonance’) Short pieces (titles TBC) by SALLY BEAMISH, PRACH BOONDISKULCHOK, JONATHAN DOVE and GILES SWAYNE (40th Anniversary Commissions) SCHUBERT String Quartet No.14 in D minor (‘Death and the Maiden’) Sponsored by Lark Music. www.endellionquartet.com