Festival of Ideas 2016
31st October 2016
Thank you to all our visitors, volunteers and collaborators for making this year's Cambridge Festival of Ideas such a success!
The Minimus Project is back
1st October 2016
The start of a new academic year means the return of the Minimus Project, in which we send out keen student volunteers from the Faculty of Classics to lead after school Latin clubs in local Cambridge primary schools, using the textbook Minimus.
Minimus the mouse (mus = Latin for mouse, and minimus = Latin for very small - geddit?) lives with a Roman soldier and his family at Vindolanda on Hadrian's Wall. You can find out more on the Minimus websiteRumour has it he's been spotted visiting the Museum...
Drink and Draw Event Draws New Audiences
Thursday 21st May 2015
Drink and Draw will become a regular feature of the Museum of Classical Archaeology's creative programme after queues formed outside the Museum for the first time at this year's Museums at Night event. One hundred and seventy-six people visited to enjoy a glass of wine and draw the casts under the expert eye of artists Susie Olczak and Loukas Morley.
Museum Nominated for Family Friendly Award
Friday 1st May 2015
The Museum of Classical Archaeology has been featured in an article in the Sunday Telegraph, focusing on Museums which have been nominated for Kids in Museums' Family Friendly Award. Nominations remain open until May 10th, after which twenty museums will be long-listed for the prize.
London Maori Club welcomes Marian Maguire's The Labours of Herakles to Cambridge
Monday 27th April 2015
Marian Maguire's The Labours of Herakles, a series of lithographs and etchings exploring colonialism in 19th century New Zealand via the classical figure of Herakles, were welcomed to Cambridge by the London Maori Club. During the Private View on the evening of Friday 17th April, representatives from Ngati Ranana, performed a waita (a ritual song) called 'Haere Mai'.