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Cambridge University's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology reopens after a 18-month closure for redevelopment. Home to some of the most important collections of its kind in the UK, the museum has undergone a stunning transformation.
Enjoy a re-cap from Twilight at the Museums 2016. With 13 museums and collections offering up a variety of torch-lit and illuminated events, there was plenty to discover on the night. A big thank you to everyone who came along and to those who helped make it happen. Find out more about Twilight: www.cam.ac.uk/museums/twilight Twilight at the museums is funded by Arts Council England.
The Fitzwilliam Museum turns 200 this year and we’re releasing a short film to celebrate. Lord Fitzwilliam died on the 4th of February 1816, and founded the Fitzwilliam Museum through the bequest to the University of Cambridge of his splendid collection of art, books and manuscripts, along with £100,000 to build the Museum. This generous gift began the story of one of the finest museums in Britain, which now houses over half a million artworks and antiquities. Read more about the founding of the museum here: http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/news/archive/article.html?5594 Guardian Article: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/feb/04/fitzwilliam-museum-in-cambridge-celebrates-its-200th-birthday
After six years, the Harvard Art Museums will reopen to the public on Nov. 16. The much-anticipated renovation and restoration has united the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum under one spectacular glass roof designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano. Light is a key element of the new design, as is an emphasis on slowing down visitors and connecting them with beautiful works of art in dynamic new ways. The 204,000-square-foot home of the University’s imposing collection includes an expanded art-study center where visitors can request works for examination by appointment, new University galleries where students and faculty will work with curators on projects, and revamped and expanded galleries where fresh juxtapositions of artworks cr...
The University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) worked with public artist, Zoe Chamberlain, animator, James Baker and Arts Development East Cambridgeshire (ADeC) to produce and display an animation inspired by the UCM’s annual event Twilight at the Museums titled ‘Twilight on the Move.’ Twilight on the Move worked with classes from four local schools in Cambridgeshire. A class from each school were invited to one of four UCM Museums: Museum of Classical Archaeology, The Polar Museum, The Whipple History of Science Museum and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Zoe, James and the learning officers in each museum lead a workshop where the children were able to get to know the collections, choose their favourite objects, create stories about them and draw them. Animator James Baker then...
We are honoured to be awarded prestigious Museum of the Year 2016! We would like to thank @theartfund and all the other finalists @Arnolfini,@bethlemmuseumofthemind, @JupiterArtland, @yorkartgallery “Winning this award is a perfect way to thank everyone who has made these successes possible: our staff, visitors, funders, and our many partners and colleagues across organisations around the world. I would like to thank the judges for acknowledging the V&A during this truly exciting period of our growth, and I congratulate all the other shortlisted museums who so ably demonstrate the richness and variety of the UK’s unique arts and culture scene. “ Martin Roth, Director, V&A. http://www.vam.ac.uk
The Cambridge Archaeological Unit (CAU) are conducting major excavations as part of the University of Cambridge's redevelopment of the New Museums Site. A public Open Day is being held 10am-3pm on Saturday 17 December. Between 1290 and 1538 the site was occupied by an Augustinian Friary. Although work is still at an early stage, numerous impressive discoveries have already been made including the foundations of several large friary structures, ornate architectural details, window glass and decorated tiles which hint at the grandeur of these richly appointed buildings. Medieval burial sites have also been revealed. A number of burials have been identified from within one of the friary structures as well as an exterior cemetery with dozens of individual burials. These burials represent th...
The great museum collections in Cambridge and the part they play. For the context and further film, please see www.alanmacfarlane.com