Hidden Cambridge: Collections & Connections
18 Oct — 21 Oct 2021 | Tour Director: Sarah Burles
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• Discover the connections between the world-class collections housed in the museums and colleges of the University of Cambridge, and learn from experts who work closely with these collections
• Enjoy a special guest talk at the Fitzwilliam Museum with Dr Suzanne Reynolds, Assistant Keeper of Manuscripts and Printed Books, and visit the museum’s current exhibition, ‘Gold of the Great Steppe’
• Learn about the history of the house at Kettle’s Yard, home to a beautiful collection of art dating mainly from the early 20th century
Freelance art historian and museum professional who worked at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Assemble 1345 at the Hilton Cambridge City Centre Hotel for three nights. Afternoon: walking tour of Cambridge followed by visit to the Whipple Museum of the History of Science. Evening introductory talk.
Morning lecture: The Fitzwilliam Museum – Private Collectors, Public Collections followed by extended visit to the Fitzwilliam Museum, including tour of the main galleries, guest talk with Dr Suzanne Reynolds, Assistant Keeper of Manuscripts and Printed Books, and visit to ‘Gold of the Great Steppe’ exhibition. Visit to the Parker Library, Corpus Christi College (rare 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: visit to the University Botanic Garden.
Morning lecture: 20th Century Cambridge Collections followed by visit to Kettle’s Yard (house and exhibition space). Afternoon: tour of New Hall Art Collection at Murray Edwards College followed by tea in the Fellows’ Drawing Room. Tour disperses c 1615 at hotel.
18 Oct — 21 Oct 2021
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"A very enjoyable four days packed with interest and variety“
ACE customer on a previous Hidden Cambridge: Collections & Connections tour
FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES
This tour requires a good level of fitness, and participants must meet ACE’s usual fitness criteria, as found in our Booking Terms & Conditions. This tour is not anticipated to be particularly strenuous, but participants must have a good level of mobility and be prepared for a moderate amount of walking, including over cobbles and uneven ground, and up steps, all of which can be slippery if wet.
Cost of £995 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 £235.