Archaeology Week

Saturday 14th July Fabulous Feasts. Demonstrations, Storytelling, Meet the expert’s™ talks (11am and 2pm, From handaxes to scrapers by Chris Chippindale), Activities to try out, Pot reconstruction, Touch Tables of real objects, special displays and Museum trails.

Polynesian Activity Day

Part of the Pasifika Styles Festival. With workshops led by Natasha Vaike and Rosanna Raymond, and activities running all day in the Museum galleries. Activities include games from the Pacific, Hula classes (at 12 and 2pm) and storytelling (3pm). Tuesday

Tyvan throat-singing and Music Workshop

Radik throat singer. A unique opportunity to learn overtone-singing, one of the oldest forms of music-making, from Radik Tulush (of bands Yat-Kha and Huun-Huur-Tu). Tuesday 29th May 2007, 7pm – 9pm Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions), available from the Museum of

Lunchtime Talks

A series of Lunchtime talks in July. Tuesday to Friday at 1pm. 20 minute talks introducing various topics: Tues 17 July: Magic and Modernity by Alex Blandford and Rhonda Nicholl Weds 18 July: Why Do Humans Share Food by Martin

Beasts and Birds: The Big Draw

Come and be inspired by our fantastic beasts and birds Drop in activities Saturday 20th October, Tuesday 23rd to Saturday 27th October, 10.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Saturday 20th October Let our artists help you create a fantastic beast, using

Once upon a time in Ghana

Wednesday 5 December 2007 – Talk by Anna Cottrell, author of Once Upon a Time in Ghana: Traditional Ewe Stories Retold in English Anna will talk about how she came to be collecting stories in Ghana. She will then share

National Archaeology Week 2008

Saturday 12 July, Tuesday 14 to Friday 18 July SOUNDS AMAZING Explore the archaeology of music with drop-in activities, lunch-time talks and demonstrations in the Museum. Saturday 12 July A full day of activities, hands-on activities and events. All free

Altai Kai Siberian Music Workshop

Thursday 24 July evening The music of Altai Kai  exudes the energy and mystery of a snow-capped mountainous homeland in which powerful spirits need to be brought on side in order for herders and hunters to survive. By combining kai

Festival of Ideas 2008

Thursday 23 October 2.30 – 8pm Captain Cook Study Day Saturday 25 October 10.30am – 4.30 pm The Big Idea Drop in activities and demonstrations all day. Use the Museum’s amazing collections to inspire your artwork. Take part in the

Captain Cook Study Day

Thursday 23 October 2008 Captain James Cook is commonly regarded as the greatest sea explorer of all time. His voyages dramatically extended European geographic knowledge of the Pacific and Antarctic, but were also of tremendous importance for many encounters with

Science Festival 2008

Saturday 15th March 2008 Cambridge Science Festival Science on Saturday Make Your Own Rock Art On the lawn outside the Museum. All over the world ancient people made images – superb pictures like at Lascaux and innumerable sites in Australia,

Summer Trail 2008

Until 15 September 2008. Take part in the museums summer trail and you could win a riding lesson. Collect pony points as you answer questions in the participating museums, and when you have enough points to pass the finishing line,

Weaving Workshop with Cathy Schuster

Friday 5th December 2008 Mahi Piupiu – Making a Piupiu with Cathy Schuster 5pm at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology In this presentation we will explore the making of this highly valued garment, still worn by Maori performance groups

Twilight at the Museum 2013

Wednesday 13th February, 4.30 – 7.00 pm Step into Cambridge’s wonderful world of museums after dark: Twilight is upon us again, where the lights go down and you must cast your torchlight into our mysterious cabinets. Navigate your way through

Science Festival 2009

Saturday 14th March 10.30 am – 4 pm (drop in any time) Centuries of Collecting Who were the first archaeologists? Where did they dig? What did they find? Come and discover the history and science of archaeology and take part

Museum Fair

Saturday 2 May 10.30 am – 4 pm To celebrate the 800th anniversary of the University of Cambridge, come and join us for a day of activities, cake, ‘meet the experts’ talks and handle real objects, all in marquees on

Descent into the Ark

Half-day research meeting. Saturday 9th May May 2009 is the 125th birthday of MAA Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology. On 4 May 1884, a grand gathering of national and University dignities opened the ‘Museum of Classical and General Archaeology’ in

Festival of Archaeology 2009

Tuesday 21st to Saturday 25th July, 10.30 am – 4.30 pm Bangles and Beads, Brooches and Badges The Archaeology of Adornment * All day activities Saturday 25th July – including paper beads, crochet with beads, making card Roman brooches *

Summer Trail 2009 Cambridge Collectors Cards

Cambridge Collectors Cards website.

Museum Sleepover

From 5 pm Friday 15th May to 10 am Saturday 16th May, 2009. Have you ever wondered what happens in the museum after dark? What does the samurai armour look like by moonlight? Now you could get the chance to

A major new film and an exhibition of video stills by DAVID MACDOUGALL

Screening: Gandhi’s Children (2008, 185 minutes) The Arts Picturehouse, 2.30 pm Monday June 15 Tickets available via The Arts Picturehouse Symposium: Video Stills Lucien Castaing-Taylor (Harvard University) Christopher Pinney (UCL) David MacDougall (Australian National University) MAA, 3-5 pm, 16 June

Festival of Ideas 2009

Tuesday 20 October to Saturday 31 October. Free events, workshops, demonstrations and activities in the Museum celebrating the University’s second Festival of Ideas. Tuesday 20 October The History of Anatomical Illustration 5.30 – 7pm Talk by Philip Ball, Chair of

Music in the Museum

Wednesday 14 October. 7.30pm Carl and Leon Hogsden will play in the first floor gallery of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Free concert with a pay bar. “Carl and Leon Hogsden produce music that has developed from a  respect

A Few of Our Favourite Things Lunchtime Talks

Wednesday 21 to Friday 30 October, 1-1.20 pm With so many objects to choose from, what will each staff member pick as their favourite thing in the Museum displays? Pop in and find out with these short talks in the

The Bushnell Lecture

Parker’s Predicaments:  Legacies of the First Native American Archaeologist Drawing from his new book, Inheriting the Past: The Making of Arthur C. Parker and Indigenous Archaeology, Dr. Colwell-Chanthaphonh will be speaking about the past and future relationship between archaeology and

Twilight at the Museums 2010

Wednesday 17th February, 4.30 to 7pm You will need your torch to follow our Body Trail (or is it a Trail of Bodies?) in the dark of the ground floor archaeology gallery. Upstairs you can have a go at drawing

Science on Saturday 2010

Saturday 13th March 2010, 10.30am – 4pm Drop-in anytime. Why megaliths are mega What is a megalith? How were they made? Why were they made? Find out and build a (miniature!) Stonehenge The laboratory of bodies In association with BLACCXN

Chain Reaction Workshop

Chain Reaction Workshop Tuesday 9th March, 10am – 1pm Free workshop with artist Jim Bond of Kinetica. Participants will work together to create hand-made devices for moving objects from one place to another. This workshop aims to improve professional skills

Language and Culture: World Oral Literature Project

Wednesday 10th March, 5.30 – 7pm There has been much media attention on endangered languages, but not on the cultural consequences of language death. The loss of a language can also mean the loss of folk talks, rituals and unwritten

Meet the Curator Evening Tour

Assembling Bodies exhibition. Dr Mark Elliott, one of the curators, will give a tour from 5pm. Cash bar.

Creative Responses to Assembling Bodies

Assembling Bodies exhibition. Quick, spontaneous and thought-provoking artworks will emerge. Suitable for both art and science students, 16+. Places must be booked in advance. To book a place, please call 01223 766766.

Farewell to the Archaeology Galleries

Monday 1st March 4 to 6.30pm The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is changing. Thanks to grants from HEFCE Capital Investment Framework Funding (CIF) and DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund we will be redeveloping our archaeology galleries. The archaeology

Music in the Museum Series (4)

Wednesday 12 May 2010 – 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm). Carl & Leon Hogsden perform a return concert in the first floor Anthropology gallery (admission free, with a pay bar).

Prehistoric Storytelling with Ben Haggarty

Wednesday 2nd June, 11.30 am and 2.30 pm Performance storyteller, Ben Haggarty, tells stories that might have shaped the dreams (and nightmares) of the Mesolithic ancestors who lived on this land before rising sea levels made it an island.  

TATAU Introductory Talk

Thursday 17th June, 1.30 – 2.30pmIntroductory talk for TATAU: Symmetry, Harmony and BeautyBy Semisi Fetokai Potauaine. Commonwealth Connections International Artist in Residence 2010.Semisi is a multi-media artist from Tonga. His background is in architecture.  Now his work ranges from sculpture

Saxon Special

Tuesday 13th to Saturday 17th July. Special talks and activities to celebrate the Festival of British Archaeology. Lunchtime talks Tuesday to Friday at 1pm and a whole day of free drop in activities on Saturday. Anglo Saxon-themed Lunchtime Talks (all

Tatau Fenapasi o e Fepaki

Symmetry: Mediation of Intersection Invite to Ceremony and Performance 17.30 to 19.00,Thursday 15 July 2010 Semisi is a Tongan multi-media artist with a background in architecture. His work ranges from sculpture through weaving and tattooing to graphic design. Tongan Tatau

Chain Reaction Workshop with Jim Bond

Saturday 2nd October, 10.30am to 3.30pm The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is holding a free workshop with kinetic artist Jim Bond on Saturday 2nd October (10.30am to 3.30pm). Participants in the workshop will work together to create a chain

Meet the Curator Tour: Festival of Ideas

Thursday 21 October, 5 to 6.30pm A special tour by one of the curators of the popular exhibition Assembling Bodies. Places for this event must be booked. Please call 01223 764769 or email the Outreach Organiser, Sarah-Jane Harknett

Drop in and Draw: Festival of Ideas

Saturday 23 October, 10.30am to 4pm Let the Museum objects inspire you. Will you draw a dance mask, sketch a Shark tooth necklace or colour a canoe? Something for everyone, drawers and non-drawers alike. No booking required – just drop

Imagining the Past Workshops: Festival of Ideas

Monday 25 October, 7.30pm to 9pm (adults) and Saturday 30 October, 10am to 12 noon (8+ years old) Come and imagine, in words and pictures, the histories of a selection of objects from the Museum’s collections and the lives of

The Laboratory of Bodies: Festival of Ideas

Tuesday 26 October, 2010 10.30am to 4pm What does your body say about you? Measure your senses with our array of experiments from past and present. Visit our phrenologist – will you discover your future career? Come and have a

Creative Responses to Assembling Bodies: Festival of Ideas

Creative Responses to Assembling Bodies: Festival of Ideas Tuesday 26 October, 2010. 4.30 to 6pm. Age 16+ Produce quick, spontaneous, thought-provoking artworks by ripping, cutting, folding, pleating…. Led by artists Jean Campbell and inspired by the Assembling Bodies exhibition. Booking

Cannibal Forking: 29th October 2011

Cannibal Forking: 29th October 2011 Cannibal forking Location: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology,Cambridge, CB2 3DZ Date and times: 29 October 2011 Making cannibal forks with artist Alana Jelinek – all day 10.00-16.30 (including art work, ‘Tall Stories: Cannibal Forks’ 2010)

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