News | Published: Mon 23 Jun 2014
The Museum will be opening Discoveries: Art, Science and Exploration from the University of Cambridge Museums and its displays of World War 1 prints La Grande Guerre.
Visitors will also be able to see permanent galleries next to the exhibition spaces, including the gallery of flower paintings, and the beautifully restored gallery of Dutch Golden Age paintings which also includes displays of 17th century furnishings and stunning blue and white Delftware ceramics.
Now on display in Cambridge following its highly acclaimed run in London, Discoveries features artworks and scientific specimens from more than five million objects at eight University of Cambridge museums and the University Botanic Garden. Highlights include plant samples collected by Charles Darwin during the voyage of the HMS Beagle, ancient fossils and a rare dodo skeleton.
La Grande Guerre dramatically illustrates the first seven months of World War 1. Scenes of action in the form of battles, sieges and airstrikes are punctuated by moments of relative repose, including commemorations, award ceremonies and depictions of the Allied forces, such as the English and Scottish taking five o’clock tea and Indian soldiers at prayer.
The Courtyard shop and café will be open for art inspired gift shopping and refreshments.
Entry for the late night opening is through the Courtyard Entrance. Admission is free.