Discover the Parthenon Gods as you've never seen them before, in our brand new temporary display...
Talking to the Gods: Votive Plaques from Roman Britain
1st March - 23rd April 2016
Archaeological illustrator Craig Williams presents a series of drawings of the Ashwell Hoard, a treasure trove of some 27 gold and silver objects found in a village just outside Cambridge which gives an insight into the religious beliefs of the Roman Britons.
Friday 6 May, 7-9pm
Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology
Back by popular demand! Join us for a glass of wine, pick up a pencil and get involved as we sketch among our sculptures after hours with expert guidance from artists Susie Olczak and Loukas Morley. All abilities are welcome, no prior experience is required and materials will be provided.
The Gods of the Parthenon: 3D (detail)
Image Ⓒ Rui Nakamura
The Gods of the Parthenon: 3D
Visit Bay B for our new temporary display, curated by Rui Nakamura of Kochi University and Tokyo University of the Arts. This display explores the gods represented on the Parthenon frieze from a new perspective, by encouraging us to see them as fully-realised three-dimensional figures. The twelve Olympian gods from the frieze are visualised in miniature form, hand-carved and displayed in a semi-circle as if they watch the Panathenaic procession unfolding before them.
We're excited to announce that the Museum is now equipped with baby-changing facilities. Little ones are always very welcome, and there's plenty for them to explore throughout the gallery with our trails, toys and activities.