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Curating Cambridge: Half way through, still lots to do!

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Curating Cambridge: our city, our stories, our stuff has provided the city with lots of cultural events over the past two weeks, in partnership with the University’s Festival of Ideas. Although the Festival if Ideas is now over, Curating Cambridge continues for another three weeks with an abundance of activities, performances, exhibitions and workshops for all to enjoy.

Cambridge and the philosophy of the commons: a walking history of the ivory tower
Saturday 8 November, 2 – 3.3pm
Booking required, £5.95

If you’re interested in the history of Cambridge, and more specifically the University and how it serves the local public, book a place on this guided walking tour with Ben Irvine, editor of the Journal of Modern Wisdom and a graduate of King’s College, who will ask questions like ‘why do we have intellectuals?’ and ‘what is the link between academia and democracy?’

The new (public) art in Cambridge: a panel discussion
Saturday 15 November, 6pm
Kettle’s Yard
Booking required, Free

Join the Director of Kettle’s Yard, Andrew Nairne, and panellists including David Wright from Commission Projects, Andy Robinson from Futurecity and Fabienne Nicholas from Contemporary Art’s Society/InSite Arts; as they look at the unprecedented concentration of public art being developed across the city and how this activity is perceived on a local, national and international level.

Sculpture Trail for Families
Sunday 16 November, 11am – 12noon
All Ages
Booking required, Free

Go on a journey of discovery with the people behind the Cambridge Sculpture Trail app and find amazing pieces of artwork on the streets of Cambridge.

The Big Game Night
Friday 21 November, 6 – 7.30pm
Booking required, Free

Two museums – The Polar Museum and the Museum of Zoology – bring you a night of entertainment with their very own game shows, Just a Minnow and Q-Ice at The Big Game Night on 21 November. Watch as contestants battle it out for museum domination – points will be awarded for knowledge, perseverance and pure entertainment value!

My Home is My Museum: Discussion
Sunday 23 November, 2 – 4.30pm
Museum of Cambridge
Ages 15+
Booking Required, £5

My Home is My Museum is a project that combines performances, a publication, online collection, discussion and exhibition, all based around the stories and memories we create and curate in our homes. This event at the Museum of Cambridge will delve into the ways we treasure objects and create our personal narratives around them.

Funded by Arts Council England through its Major Partner Museums programme, with support from Cambridge City Council, Curating Cambridge has been developed by the University of Cambridge Museums as a celebration of our work with cultural partners and community organisations across the city.

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