September 2015

Follow Hercules from the Fitzwilliam to the Museum of Classical Archaeology for half-term fun!


Crash, Bang, Wallop!

What: drop-in activity for children
When: Saturday 24th October, 12-5pm
Where: Museum of Classical Archaeology
Who: ages 7-11

More information: http://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/events/crashbangwallop

Following in the Footsteps of Hercules

What: drop-in activity for children
When: Wednesday 28th October, 1-4pm
Where: Museum of Classical Archaeology
Who: ages 7-11

More information: http://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/events/following-in-the-footsteps-of-hercules



Following Hercules

In the Octagon Gallery of the Fitzwilliam Museum AND The Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge
Friday 25th September – Sunday 6th December, 2015
Hercules is one of the best loved heroes from ancient Greece. Known in antiquity for completing twelve tasks or ‘labours’ that confirmed his status as a god, Hercules is today tasked with one more - to show visitors to the Fitzwilliam Museum how sculptures made in the Mediterranean millennia ago came to define western art. Hercules inhabits each of the forty objects on display, which range from exquisite miniatures and Renaissance prints, drawings and paintings, to Wedgwood cameos and a giant polystyrene statue. The result is an arresting visual experience of differing scales, styles and material, which gives ongoing meaning to the ‘classical’.

The story continues at the Museum of Classical Archaeology.

A full and varied programme of events runs across both museums.

Find out more: http://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/museum/things-to-do/exhibitions/exhibitions/following-hercules



The Terme Boxer turns bronze...

17th September, 2015

The Museum of Classical Archaeology's latest acquisition, a cast of the Terme Boxer, was recently treated to look like gleaming bronze over the course of a week. Find out more - with pictures! - at the Cambridge News: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Classical-boxer-gets-second-shot-glory-Cambridge/story-27813130-detail/story.html

The Boxer will move from the storeroom to the Museum 'shopfloor' later this term...

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