Curator's Tour: casting new light

Curator's Tour: casting new light

Curator's Tour: casting new light

event Friday, September 22, 2023 schedule 2.00pm - 3.00pm BST
Past event
Past event
event Friday, September 22, 2023 schedule 2.00pm - 3.00pm BST
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In-person | Free
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. But why do we have a collection of copies or 'fakes'?

Join curator Dr Susanne Turner for a guided tour of the casts and their history, ancient and modern.

Can't make this time, this tour will be repeated at 11.00am - 12.00pm today


Dr Susanne Turner (Darwin 2004)

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 casts of Greek and Roman sculpture.

Booking information

Bookings for this event are handled externally. Please contact the event organiser if you have any questions.

Booking for this event is now closed.


Museum of Classical Archaeology
Sidgwick Avenue
Faculty of Classics
United Kingdom
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. There is a water fountain available in the main foyer of the building.

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.