Sign up to this creative workshop with artist Aida Wilde, where you will have the opportunity to learn new techniques making your own artwork based on Aida’s piece ‘Dreamboat II’.

The Greek and Roman body is often seen as flawless – cast from life in buff bronze and white marble, to sit upon a pedestal. But this, of course, is a lie.

This talk will explore artefacts in the Defaced! exhibition associated with the Mahdist War in Sudan (1881-99) that challenge conventional understandings of ‘loot’. These framed and mounted fragments reveal a British-imperial military culture that was bound by traditions that commemorated not only victory, but also death, mourning, and defeat.

This event will be taking place at the Museum and will also be livestreamed.

In-person tickets: https://tickets.museums.cam.ac.uk/5368/5857

When Charles Darwin encountered live platypuses and other Australian mammals, he claimed that – compared to the rest of the world’s animals – they were so strange that one might think “two distinct Creators must have been at work”. 

Join Stu Hanna in this exciting song writing course inspired by our new exhibition Defaced! Money, Conflict, Protest.

No previous experience needed. Includes the opportunity to show your work after the course is finished at the Museum Late on Wednesday 30 November.

Please note this is a 4-sessions workshop happening on Saturdays 9, 12, 19 and 26 of November.

Ticket bookers will also have a 10% discount at the Courtyard Café.

Join us for an in depth look at the illuminated manuscripts on display in the Rothschild Gallery this autumn. All from medieval Britain, they tell the story of 500 years of creativity and innovation, revealed by the scientific and historical research of our MINIARE team.

This event will be taking place at the Museum and will also be livestreamed.

Hilary Powell, artist and contributor to the Defaced! exhibition, talks about her artistic practice: making visible visceral hidden stories and structures, combining material and meaning in collective acts of salvage and experimentation. Her work plays with ideas of value - who, what and where society overlooks, and why.

www.hilarypowell.site

Join curator Richard Kelleher for an exclusive introduction to the exhibition Defaced!, an exploration of the fascinating yet conflictive relationship between money, authority, and protest.

This event will be taking place at the Museum and will also be livestreamed.

A Studio Sunday Special as part of our CoLAB summer programme

Join us in our Clore Learning Studio for a free, practical art making workshop exploring ideas about accessibility and academic research in the city.

Artist Kaitlin Ferguson has transformed the Clore Learning Studio into a creative research lab and would love you to join her. You will learn new art techniques and skills and explore new ways of creative thinking in a safe and supported space.

Join artist Kaitlin Ferguson in the Clore Learning Studio for a free, interactive workshop all about how art and technology work together.

Using iPads to make drawings inspired by the natural world, you will explore how technology can help us look creatively at the world around us. Kaitlin will also introduce you to her 3D printer, and the materials she uses to print with – including coffee beans!

You will learn new art techniques and skills and explore new ways of creative thinking in a safe and supported space.

This workshop is open to all children aged 8-12.

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