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Twilight at the Museums 2020

One night. 15 museums. An unmissable evening of family adventure

Thu 16 January 9:00AM - 7:00PM

Beating Time: A Conversation Between Painting and Poetry

An exhibition by Sandra Becarelli, Miranda Boulton, Alison Critchlow and Una d'Aragona

10:00AM - 4:00PM

24 Portraits: Recovering and Reimagining Women's Labour

An exhibition by Emma Copley exploring the the representation of women who work in Pathology. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight Walking on Thin Ice

Experience the vision of twelve teenagers selected from around the UK to work directly with polar researchers. ‘Walking on Thin Ice: Co-operation in the face of a changing climate’ is a co-curated exhibition about climate change as they see it.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight FEAST & FAST: The art of food in Europe, 1500 –1800

Food defines us as individuals, communities, and nations: we are what we eat and, equally, what we don’t eat. When, where, why, how and with whom we eat are crucial to our identity. Feast & Fast presents novel approaches to understanding the history and culture of food and eating.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Inspire

This exhibition of art made by primary school children celebrates the creativity of local schools and teachers and champions the on?going importance of cultural learning for young people at a time when the arts in schools are increasingly under threat.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Rembrandt and the Nude

Rembrandt made etchings of female nudes during two distinct periods of his career: in the 1630s, and another two decades later. This exhibition draws attention to the beauty and power of Rembrandt’s treatment of the female form, despite attacks received from critics of the time.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Seeing Sound: Music, imagery and inspiration

This exhibition brings together a remarkable range of works from the Museum’s collections to explore the ways in which artists and composers have engaged in a dialogue between sight and sound.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Creative Connections: Portraits of Women Scientists and Artists

An exhibition of photographic portraits of female scientists and artists.

12:00PM - 5:00PM


BARBARA HEPWORTH: DIVIDED CIRCLE brings together rarely Seen works from major private collections and works housed at public galleries such as Abbot Hall Art Gallery (Kendal), The Courtauld Gallery (London), The Hepworth Wakefield, The Lightbox (Woking), and Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool).

5:00PM - 6:00PM

"Lock up your libraries?": Women readers of Cambridge University Library, 1869-1923

Join Dr Jill Whitelock for a talk which examines the admission of women readers to the University Library. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

6:45PM - 8:30PM

Cambridge Natural History Society talk - Chalk streams in Cambridgeshire

Ruth Hawksley of The Wildlife Trusts will explain why chalk streams are special, the threats to their health and how to manage them to ensure this important habitat and its inhabitants thrive.