Kettle's Yard house tour

Kettle's Yard house tour

Kettle's Yard house tour

event Friday, September 27, 2024 schedule 6.30pm - 8.30pm BST
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event Friday, September 27, 2024 schedule 6.30pm - 8.30pm BST
  • Kettle's Yard - Beckstein Room
In-person | Free
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Alumni and guests
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Join us for a talk and tour of Kettle’s Yard with our Senior Curator, Dr Inga Fraser. Explore the cottages of Jim and Helen Ede and their remarkable collection of 20th century art.

Kettle’s Yard can be found in a quiet corner of Cambridge, overlooking St Peter’s Church. The house was the home of H.S (Jim) Ede and his wife Helen between 1957 and 1973.

In the 1920s and 30s Jim had been a curator at the Tate Gallery in London. Thanks to his friendships with artists and other like-minded people, over the years he gathered a remarkable collection, including paintings by Ben and Winifred Nicholson, Alfred Wallis, Christopher Wood, David Jones and Joan Miró, as well as sculptures by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Constantin Brancusi, Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.

In 1954 Jim Ede envisaged creating “…a living place where works of art could be enjoyed… where young people could be at home unhampered by the greater austerity of the museum or public art gallery”.


Dr Inga Fraser

Photo of Dr Inga Fraser

Dr Inga Fraser was appointed Senior Curator, House and Collection at Kettle’s Yard in 2023, leading on the care and conservation of the house, collection and archive, and related displays, exhibitions and events.

Prior to joining, Inga held curatorial roles at Tate, English Heritage and the National Portrait Gallery and has taught at the Courtauld Institute of Art, the Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. She is a specialist in modern British art, focusing on artists’ intermedial practices and experimental exhibition spaces.

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Kettle's Yard
Castle Street
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