Casting new light on classical sculpture

Casting new light on classical sculpture

Casting new light on classical sculpture
Friday 23 September 2022, 2.00pm to 2.50pm BST
Past event
Past event
Friday 23 September 2022, 2.00pm to 2.50pm BST
  • Roman bust
  • Status in sited position with hands crossed
  • Hallway of classic sculptures
A tour of the Museum of Classical Archaeology
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Art and culture, Extracurricular, Museums and collections
Museum of Classical Archaeology | View details

The Museum of Classical Archaeology is home to more than 450 plaster casts of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture.  

In this tour, Dr Susanne Turner will take you on a journey through one thousand years of classical art history, from the 'Greek Revolution' to Roman portraiture – all through our unusual collection of replicas. 

There is another Classic tour at 11am and don't miss Dr Alessandro Launaro's session at 3pm - 'What lies beneath'.


Dr Susanne Turner (Darwin College 2004)

Dr Susanne Turner

Dr Susanne Turner is Curator at the Museum of Classical Archaeology. Her research background is in classical sculpture and viewing. After completing a doctorate at the University of Cambridge on classical Attic funerary monuments, she was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Reading before returning to Cambridge to look after the museum's world-famous collection of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture.  


Museum of Classical Archaeology
Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Site
Sidgwick Avenue
United Kingdom


Festival Team
Meeting point: 
Please come upstairs to the Front Desk in the Museum, which is located within the Faculty of Classics. 
Location information: 

Summer Temperatures 

The Museum has a glass roof and in the summer sun temperatures in the gallery can raise very high. We do all we can to open windows, but please do plan your visit accordingly and perhaps bring water.  


Metered parking is available on the road. Limited disabled parking spaces are available on site. 


The museum is on the first floor of the Classics Faculty. There is alternative access via a lift through a different entrance to the building. Please ask at reception if you need to use the lift. Although the tour does involve standing, there are plenty of chairs throughout the space for visitors to sit on at their leisure. 

The Museum is a bright space with few obstructions. For more details on access, please consult the Museum's website. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any queries.