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Past Events: 2019

December

Conservation Week: Medusa, the Return

What: After leaving us in September Medusa comes home, with fresh repairs and a new mounting system courtesy of the team at Cliveden Conservation. Come watch as she is returned to her usual spot in the Cast Gallery.
When: Tuesday 10th December - Friday 13th December
Where: Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology
Who: All ages!
Booking: Just drop in during opening hours to watch the work, see our conservators in action and find out how we are committed to preserving our collections.

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Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ Tour

What: Join our volunteer guides to discover their personal selection of fascinating stories of non-normative gender and sexual identities through a range of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-related objects.
When: Saturday 7th December, 11am
Where: Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology
Who: Aimed at adults

Booking:

Essential

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November

Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ Tour

What: Join our volunteer guides to discover their personal selection of fascinating stories of non-normative gender and sexual identities through a range of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-related objects.
When:
Saturday 23rd November, 11am
Where: Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology
Who: Aimed at adults
Booking: Essential

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October 

Becoming Classical: art and the revolution in values in fifth-century B.C. Greece (Festival of Ideas)

What: Lecture by Professor Robin Osborne
When: Saturday 19th October , 3-4pm
Where: G19 Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA
Who: Ages 16+
Booking: Essential

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Battlegrounds: The economics of ancient warfare (Festival of Ideas)

What: Lunchtime talk with Dr Manuela Dal Borgo
When: Tuesday 22 October, 1:15pm - 2pm
Where: G19 Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA
Who: Ages 16+
Booking: Booking essential

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Terrific Transformations (Festival of Ideas)

What: Join us to discover some extraordinary ancient stories and make some shape-shifting art of your own.
When: Wednesday 23 October, 2-4pm
Where: Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology
Who: This event is best suited for children aged 7-11.
Booking: Drop-in

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Script death in the ancient world (Festival of Ideas)

What: Lunchtime talk with Dr Pippa Steele and Dr Philip Boyes
When: Thursday 24 October, 1:15pm - 2pm
Where: G19 Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA
Who: Ages 16+
Booking: Booking essential

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Curator's Tour: Change over time in Classical Sculpture (Festival of Ideas)

What: Curator Dr Susanne Turner offers a guided tour exploring how the sculpted bodies change from the Archaic through to the Roman period.
When: Friday 25 October, 2-3pm
Where: Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology
Who: Ages 16+
Booking: Essential

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Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ Tour

What: Join our volunteer guides to discover their personal selection of fascinating stories of non-normative gender and sexual identities through a range of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-related objects.
When:
Saturday 26th October, 11am
Where: Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology
Who: Aimed at adults
Booking: Essential

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September

Conservation Week: Medusa, the Return

What: Our cast of the Medusa pediment from the Temple of Artemis on Corcyra (modern-day Corfu) is in need of essential conservation work. For one week, we will be working with the team from Cliveden Conservation in the galleries to remove the cast from the wall and pack her, ready to travel for consolidation and repair off-site.
When: Tuesday 17 September - Friday 20 September
Where: Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology
Who: All ages!
Booking: Just drop in during opening hours to watch the work, see our conservators in action and find out how we are committed to preserving our collections.

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August 

Odysseus the Pirate *Fully Booked*

What: A storytelling adventure with Marion Leeper.
When: Friday 2nd August, 1:30-3pm
Where: Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology.
Who: Ages 3-5.
Booking: Essential

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Museum Tour

What:

Explore the museum with our Curator.
When: Thursday 8th August, 2-3pm
Where: Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology.
Who: Ages 4-12
Booking: No need to book: just drop-in

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Odysseus the Pirate *Fully Booked*

What: A storytelling adventure with Marion Leeper.
When: Tuesday 13th August, 1:30-3pm
Where: Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology.
Who: Ages 3-5.
Booking: Essential

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Lights! Camera! Action!

What: Join us and the animation team from Panoply to find out about the secrets of storyboarding.
When: Wednesday 21st August, 2pm - 4pm
Where: Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology.
Who: For ages 4-12 but younger siblings are welcome to attend.
Booking: No need to book: just drop-in.

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June 

Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ Tour

What: Join our volunteer guides to discover their personal selection of fascinating stories of non-normative gender and sexual identities through a range of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-related objects.
When:
Saturday 8 June, 11.30-12.30am
Where: Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology
Who: Aimed at adults
Booking: Essential

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May 

Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ Tour

What: Join our volunteer guides to discover their personal selection of fascinating stories of non-normative gender and sexual identities through a range of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-related objects.
When:
Saturday 18 May, 11.30-12.30am
Where: Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology
Who: Aimed at adults
Booking: Essential

 

April 2019 

The Adventures of Hercules

What: storytelling and crafts
When:
Wednesday 10 April, 1:30-3pm
Where: Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology
Who: children aged 3-6 
Booking: Just drop in, no need to book

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Marvellous Monsters and Where to Find Them

What: Crafts and activities to find monsters in the Museum
When:
Tuesday 16 April, 1:30-4pm
Where: Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology
Who: children aged 7-11 
Booking: Just drop in, no need to book

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Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ Tour

What: Join our volunteer guides to discover their personal selection of fascinating stories of non-normative gender and sexual identities through a range of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-related objects.
When:
Saturday 27 May, 11.30-12.30am
Where: Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology
Who: Aimed at adults
Booking: Essential


 

 

March

Discovering Generation in Ancient Greece

What: Talk on human generation with Dr Rebecca Flemming
When:
Wednesday 13 March, 6-7pm
Where: Faculty of Classics, room G.19
Who: Aimed at adults
Booking: Essential

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February

Disability-friendly Opening for Families

What: Relaxed morning for children with sensory sensitivities
When:
Monday 18 February, 9-10am
Where: Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery
Who: Children of all ages
Booking: Essential

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Twilight at the Museums

What: torchlit adventure for all the family
When:
Wednesday 20 February, 4.30-7.30pm
Where: Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery
Who: Children of all ages
Booking: Just drop in, no need to book

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In line with the latest Government advice regarding Covid 19, the Museum of Classical Archaeology intends to reopen to members of the public on Tuesday 8 December at 11am. Our first priority is the safety of our staff and visitors. Tickets must be booked in advance and will be released on Tuesday 1 December.

 

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