Hidden Cambridge: Collections & Connections
18 Mar — 21 Mar 2019 | Tour Director: Sarah Burles
• Discover the connections between the world-class collections housed in the museums and colleges of the University of Cambridge
• Explore in depth the works held at Cambridge’s famous Fitzwilliam Museum and enjoy a private visit to the Founder’s Library
• Visit the University Botanic Garden with special access to the Herbarium – not usually open to the public
Sarah Burles, MA
art historian who works in museum and gallery education
Tour assembles 1400 at DoubleTree by Hilton Cambridge City Centre Hotel for three nights. Afternoon: walking tour of Cambridge followed by visit to the Parker Library, Corpus Christi College (rare books and manuscripts). Evening introductory talk.
Morning lecture: The Fitzwilliam Museum – Private Collectors, Public Collections followed by whole day visit to the Fitzwilliam Museum, including tours of the main galleries and current exhibition as well as the opportunity to go behind the scenes and meet specialist curators, with a private visit to the Founder’s Library (Lord Fitzwilliam’s books and manuscripts).
Morning guest lecture with Sarah-Jane Harknett of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology: Cambridge Collectors – Expeditions and Artefacts followed by visits to the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and Museum of Zoology. Afternoon: University Botanic Garden and Herbarium.
Morning lecture: 20th Century Cambridge Collections followed by private visit to the House at Kettle’s Yard and guided tour of the exhibition space. Afternoon: tour of New Hall Art Collection at Murray Edwards College followed by tea in the Fellows’ Drawing Room. Tour disperses 1615 at hotel.
18 Mar — 21 Mar 2019
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Cost of £895 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £255.