Hidden Cambridge: Collections & Connections
18 Oct — 21 Oct 2021 | Tour Director: Sarah Burles
• 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 private visit to the Founder’s Library at the Fitzwilliam Museum, as part of an in-depth exploration of this famous museum
• 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 1400 at the 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 tour of the main galleries and private visits to the Graham Robertson Study Room and 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: 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 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.