This display focuses on the skull of a Tyrannosaurus rex nicknamed ‘Stan’. It also explains why and how replicas or casts are made of fossils and includes a look behind-the-scenes into the curation of collections.
The Polar Museum has worked with numerous artists who specialise in the polar regions. They also happen to have some remarkable material in their collections. Now, as part of the The Big Freeze Art Festival, you can enjoy an online exhibition put together by Charlotte Connelly, Museum Curator at the Polar Museum.
Asteriornis maastrichtensis, affectionately known as the Wonderchicken, is among the most exciting bird fossils ever found. It has one of the best-preserved fossil bird skulls in the world, and gives us important insights into the evolutionary origins of modern birds.
On the side of an Antarctic volcano Frank Debenham realised that British polar explorers needed a headquarters – somewhere to share their findings and learn from each other.
The idea for the Scott Polar Research Institute was born, and in 1920 it was officially founded as part of the University of Cambridge. Find out about the Institute's origin as a memorial to Captain Scott and his men, and the pioneering research carried out at the Institute over the last 100 years.
Indigenous people around the world have responded to missionary religion in different ways. This exhibition tells the story of how Asmat people of Papua, Indonesia, have transformed Catholicism in accordance with their ancestral ritual life.
On display in the Andrews Gallery of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (3 December 2020 - March 2021), enjoy a tour of an exhibition curated by Tom Powell Davis and Sophie Hopmeier with the assistance of MAA Senior Curator Anita Herle.
Consider the complex and contradictory reactions to two juxtaposed life-like male figures: St Sebastian, made by Spanish Renaissance artist Alonso Berruguete in the 1530s, and Action 125, made by Iranian-born, London-based artist Reza Aramesh in 2011.
This exhibition combines artistic interpretations of archaeological remains, technical drawings of finds, and how both can combine in reconstructions used to bring the past to life in the context of the Aeclanum Project in Southern Italy, where there has been a lot of outreach towards the local community.
Assuming the Greek gods are immortal and therefore have a continued presence, artist Marian Maguire wonders: would they do things differently? Would they stay the same and maintain the status quo or would they choose to change, if they could see us now? Would they stay, or would they walk away?