Events and Exhibitions

MARCH 2016

Explore the local treasures of the Ashwell Hoard with Craig Williams' archaeological illustrations...



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.

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Star-gazing: The Role of Visualisation in Greek Astronomy

Friday 11th March, 6.30 - 7.30pm
Room G.19, Faculty of Classics

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When did the Greeks start to build celestial globes and armillary spheres to visualise their cosmological and astronomical theories and why? Join Professor Gábor Betegh as he explores the the role of 3-D visualisation and geometrical models in making sense of data gathered from observing the heavens.

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Drawing by Hand: An Introduction to Archaeological Illustration

Friday 15th April, 2 - 4pm
Room R.01, Faculty of Classics

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Join British Museum illustrator Craig Williams to try your hand at archaeological drawing. Learn some of the techniques and skills used by professional archaeological illustrators, using sherds and objects from the Museum of Classical Archaeology's collection.

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Cutting the Curve: Crafting the Classical Body

We're already missing this temporary exhibition by local artist Vanessa Stone, but you can still buy her unique paper cuts on her website,

Lift back in action

Our broken lift has been repaired and is now back in action! Many apologies again for any inconvenience caused while it was out-of-order.

Last Saturday opening of term

Saturday 5th March is our last Saturday opening for Lent Term. Saturday openings will begin again for Easter Term on Saturday 23rd April.

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