Tour of the Classical Archaeology Museum

Tour of the Classical Archaeology Museum

Tour of the Classical Archaeology Museum

event Friday, September 27, 2024 schedule 2.00pm - 3.00pm BST
event Friday, September 27, 2024 schedule 2.00pm - 3.00pm BST
  • Casts at Museum of Classical Archaeology
Casting New Light
In-person | Free
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Theme: 
Museums and collections
Location: 
Museum of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics | View details

The Museum of Classical Archaeology is home to more than 600 plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture. But our plaster casts are a funny type of object:betwixt and between, with one foot in the ancient world and one foot in more recent history.

Join us for this tour to look beyond the replica and find outsome of the stories behind our statues - and why even we have a collection of casts here in Cambridge.

Speaker

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

Capacity: 
50

Location

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics
Cambridge
CB3 9DA
United Kingdom

Contact

The Festival Team
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Accessibility: 

The Cast Gallery is on the first floor.
Unfortunately, our lift is currently our of order which means we are unable to provide step-free access at this time.
This event involves standing, but we can move chairs around the gallery. Please let us know either when you book tickets or on arrival if you would like us todo so.

Find out more about Museum Access
Please contact us on 01223 330402 or email museum@classics.cam.ac.uk if you have any questions or concerns about accessibility.

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