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Museums at Night

Friday 17 May, 4.30 – 8pm Explore the collections at a special late opening and indulge your senses Learn about the true history of chocolate, accompanied by chocolate tasting Decorate museum bunting Listen to live music from 7pm Get a

Retail Retold: After Hours at MAA

On Friday 3 May 2013 we held an exclusive evening reception for Cambridge’s traders and retailers with the generous support of John Lewis. Retailers were invited in to see museum objects which related to their business. Local tattooists came in

The Von Hügel Lecture – Professor Deborah Swallow

5.00 – 6.00pm Monday 20 May 2013
Mill Lane Lecture Theatre
6.15 – 7.15pm
Drinks reception, MAA

The role of museums in India has been the focus of much debate within India in recent years, albeit within an admittedly restricted intellectual circuit. This debate is also now part of international discussion about the nature and purpose of “ the Museum”. In his recent book, Museum Matters (2011) for example, James Cuno reviews the principles of the encyclopaedic museum and in his epilogue on India argues that the imperial museum enterprise failed to embrace this concept.

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