22 June – 26 September 2016
South Lecture Room
This new collaboration between the University of Cambridge Museums and the Australian Print Workshop brings together three of Australia’s most respected contemporary artists Brook Andrew, Tom Nicholson and Caroline Rothwell.
January – September 2016
Exquisite sculptures of miniature human figures, polar bears, caribou, walrus and birds a thousand years old, created by pre-Inuit people living in the region of present day Igloolik in the Canadian territory of Nunavut.
Imaging Evenki & Orochen communities of Inner Mongolia & Siberia
Exhibition open 23 June – 27 September 2015
One hundred years ago the Russian ethnographer, Sergei Shirokogoroff and his wife Elizabeth, were invited to the snowforests of the Amur River to study the indigenous Evenki and Orochen peoples. In 1929 Cambridge’s own graduate, Ethel Lindgren and her soon to be husband Oscar Mamen, went in search of these ‘ little-known tribes’ as they were considered to be ‘fast dying out’. Together they amassed a considerable collection of 26,000 culturally and historically important photographs, the majority of which have never been seen, until now.
Tuesday 10 March – Sunday 22 November
Focusing on sound and music in West Papua, past and present, this exhibition draw together items collected in the early twentieth century with personal items from The Lani Singers, a West Papuan group in exile in the UK.
Tuesday 17 – Sunday 22 March South Lecture Room A surprising glimpse onto the trajectory of a seemingly typical Scottish fabric across four continents. Observe the story of how tartan kilts of the British Army’s Highland regiments influenced the development…
14 February 2015 – 6 December 2015
Li Ka Shing Gallery
From the mid-twentieth century onwards, colonized and indigenous communities began to represent themselves through modern media. This exhibition is a revelation of eloquent prints made by black and indigenous artists since the 1960s.
Tuesday 9 September 2014 – Sunday 8 March 2015
A small display remembering Cambridge zoologist Paul Montague and his research in New Caledonia.
24 June – 28 September 2014
South Lecture Room
Contemporary prints and paintings produced in western Botswana over the last twenty five years feature in this summer exhibition.
28 May 2014 – 17 January 2015
This exhibition charts some of the incredible journeys that the words of the Buddha have taken: crossing mountains and oceans and taking different material forms in different places. It focuses on books, not just as objects of learning and study, but as relics of the Buddha, and sacred objects in their own right.
Tuesday 25 March – Saturday 19 April 2014 This exhibition draws upon the Museum’s world-class collection of barkcloth, dating from the eighteenth century to the present day. Exceptional barkcloths, rarely displayed, will be featured including two works by women of…
31 January – 27 April 2014 Two Temple Place Discoveries: Art, Science and Exploration, the interior of Two Temple Place Presenting singular objects and unearthing little-known treasures in the extraordinary interiors of Two Temple Place on London’s Embankment, Discoveries is…
Tuesday 28 October – Sunday 2 November 2013 We are thrilled to welcome to our galleries, for one week only, one of the great art treasures of Vietnam. Gióng, by renowned artist Nguyễn Tư Nghiêm , has travelled from the Vietnam Museum…
23 October – 30 November 2013
The Lost World (Part 2) is a solo exhibition by the Tasmanian artist, Julie Gough, simultaneously installed in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and at Contemporary Art Tasmania (CAT), Hobart.
2 July – 28 September 2013, South Lecture Room Discover the extraordinary 6,000-year history of African hair combs in this joint exhibition between the Fitzwilliam Museum and Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, Cambridge. Traditionally playing an important role in creating, maintaining and…
4 April – 1 June 2013 South Lecture Room The Cultured Rainforest tells the story of the rainforest on the island of
Borneo and the people for whom it has been home, today and in the past. The
15 September – October 31 2010 This was the first version of the artwork, ‘Tall Stories: Cannibal Forks’ on display in the Maudslay Gallery next to the Fiji cabinet as an intervention into the museum’s displays. The artwork comprised 26…
23 June – 18 August 2012 Unlimited Global Alchemy is a collaborative exhibition project spearheaded by artist Rachel Gadsden (UK). Working with the Bambanani artist-activist Group (South Africa), they explore the psychology and politics of HIV/AIDS and of life-giving medical…
7 – 23 March 2013 • P • I • T • O • T • I • is a multimedia digital rock art exhibition which originated from years of research by Dr Christopher Chippindale and Dr Frederick Baker of…
25 May 2012 – 16 February 2013 Gifts & Discoveries is the first special exhibition in MAA’s new Li Ka Shing Gallery. It tells the stories behind some of the outstanding artefacts in the Museum’s collection and traces their journeys…
7 June 2013 – 19 April 2014,
Li Ka Shing Gallery
This will be the first ever exhibition dedicated to Fijian Art outside Fiji. It draws on MAA’s exceptional collection of Fijian artefacts, photographs and archives, a collection closely linked to the early colonial history of Fiji and the foundation of the Museum.
2 April – 30 June 2013
An intervention into MAA’s experimental World Archaeology Gallery by a group of seven contemporary craft artists, ranging from artist jewelers to potters:
Mary Butcher, Susan Kinley, Helen Marton, Syann van Niftrik, Julian Stair, Sheila Teague and Gary Wright
The Museum shop is located just inside the main entrance and is open during normal Museum opening hours: 10.30am to 4.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday and 12.00 to 4.30pm on Sundays. The shop stocks a range of greetings cards and other…
The early twentieth century saw an explosion of scholarly interest in the Polar Regions, and James Mann Wordie was at the centre of it in Britain. He personally led five scientific expeditions to Greenland and Canada in the 1920s…
10 March 2009 – 6 November 2010 Assembling Bodies: Art, Science & Imagination aims to challenge pre-conceived notions about the human body. This innovative, multi-disciplinary exhibition examines ways that bodies are constructed, known and transformed in various historical, cross-cultural and…