Take a look around the Museum of Classical Archaeology's Cast Gallery, and the dominant impression is that Greek and Roman sculpture is as pale as it is interesting.

But Greek and Roman sculpture was not colourless. In this trail, we explore what difference it might make to see Greek and Roman sculpture with its pigment restored. We also explore the consequences over the centuries of seeing the Greek and Roman world without colour. 

Why have a poster on your wall when you can have a real work of art?

Ever since Kettle’s Yard was created, students have been borrowing works of art from the collection. At the beginning of every academic year, we invite students at Anglia Ruskin and Cambridge University to borrow pictures, giving them a bit of Kettle’s Yard to take home with them.

Students can borrow up to two paintings, drawings or prints from the student loan collection.

Pictures will be available in person on a first come first served basis. 

No booking required.

Visit the Polar Museum and try out our re-launched interactive Arctic Ice Exhibit. Spin the wheel to discover how Arctic ice cover has changed over the last century. Learn how we sense temperature with one of our self-led activity boxes.

For all ages. Drop-in any time

Part of the Cambridge Zero Festival.

Visit the Polar Museum and try out our re-launched interactive Arctic Ice Exhibit. Spin the wheel to discover how Arctic ice cover has changed over the last century. Learn how we sense temperature with one of our self-led activity boxes.

For all ages. Drop-in any time

Part of the Cambridge Zero Festival.

Visit the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology galleries after-hours. View their latest exhibition COLOUR: Art, Science and Power  and enjoy activities inspired by the themes of the exhibition. 

Join Uncomfortable Cambridge for an interactive walking tour to explore the connections between Cambridge and Empire.

Through questions and group discussions the tour will explore local entanglements with the transatlantic slave trade, and ongoing- legacies of imperialism. It will consider the uncomfortable histories surrounding museum collections, and academic pursuits. As well as leading the group to reflect on current issues of equality, history and memory, and how easy it is to escape objectivity.

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.

A jaw dropping show…
Everything that’s beautiful about American art is in Howardena Pindell’s abstract canvases from the 1970s.

This exhibition integrates insights from the arts, humanities and the sciences, bringing together extraordinary objects and artworks from different times and places. COLOUR showcases remarkable and diverse collections from across the University of Cambridge museums, libraries and colleges.

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