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Maud Sulter: The Centre of the Frame

The exhibition brings together Maud Sulter’s iconic photographic series Zabat (1989), which features portraits of contemporary Black female figures dressed as the Greek Muses.

Mycenae: From Myth to History

Tue 5 October - Fri 10 December

Museum of Classical Archaeology

In the summer of 1955, a young Robert McCabe was given a simple assignment by Professor Alan John Banyard Wace: to create a visual record of Mycenae with his camera and Plus-X film.

Mycenae holds a special place in both Greek myth and Greek history. The stories of its people and its kings are woven through ancient storytelling, from Homer's Iliad to the tragedies of Aeschlyus and Sophocles, and beyond. Those stories tell of a distant past, of a city ruled by a family riven with discord and treachery: Agamemnon, who led the Greek forces against the city of Troy in defence of his brother Menelaus' honour, only to be killed upon his return home by his own wife, Clytemnestra, and her lover.

McCabe took some 200 photographs that year, a small number perhaps by modern digital standards but a sizeable and comprehensive record nonetheless. This exhibition features around fifty of those photographs, capturing a black and white archive of the site and its place in the broader landscape – a landscape peopled in McCabe's photographs by both archaeologists and locals alike, whose interactions and stories are remembered in the captions.

Cost: Free Admission

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

From the 5th of October pre-booking is no longer required.

Enquiries: Museum of Classical Archaeology Website Email: museum@classics.cam.ac.uk Telephone: +441223330402


In person

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Friday every week from Tuesday 5 October until Friday 10 December

2:00pm-5:00pm Saturday every week from Saturday 9 October until Saturday 27 November

All times

Tue 5 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 6 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 7 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 8 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 9 October 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 12 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 13 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 14 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 15 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 16 October 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 19 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 20 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 21 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 22 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 23 October 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 26 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
TodayWed 27 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 28 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 29 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 30 October 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 2 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 3 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 4 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 5 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 6 November 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 9 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 10 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 11 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 12 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 13 November 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 16 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 17 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 18 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 19 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 20 November 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 23 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 24 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 25 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 26 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 27 November 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 30 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 1 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 2 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 3 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 7 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 8 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 9 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 10 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM


Please check website for museum opening times: www.classics.cam.ac.uk/museum
Address: Museum of Classical Archaeology
Cast Gallery
Sidgwick Avenue
United Kingdom
Email: museum@classics.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: 01223330402