Jan 31, 2014

'Discoveries' - an exhibition at Two Temple Place, London


The Sedgwick Museum currently has several high profile objects being exhibited as part of the joint University Cambridge Museums exhibition 'Discoveries' at Two Temple Place, London. Included in the display are an ichthyosaur specimen collected by Mary Anning and items from the founding Woodwardian collection accompanied by the original publication of hand drawn illustrations of Agostino Scilla.

Category: 2014
Posted by: Sarah


Presenting singular objects and unearthing little-known treasures in the extraordinary interiors of Two Temple Place on London’s Embankment, Discoveries is the first major exhibition to bring together the fascinating collections from all eight University of Cambridge Museums.
The exhibition challenges and responds to the very notion of ‘discovery’, displaying objects that span millennia; from artworks to scientific artefacts, historic instruments to rare zoological specimens. It is about imagination and knowledge, the pleasures of looking and the power of objects to generate wonder as well as new ideas.
The University of Cambridge has long been at the forefront of learning, invention, exploration and discovery across the arts and sciences. The University of Cambridge Museums have grown alongside this research and teaching, founded and developed by scholars and collectors to house their collections of objects and works.
This exhibition continues Two Temple Place’s series of annual winter exhibitions showcasing collections from outside central London. A programme of exhibition events will include performing arts, workshops, talks, guided tours and a range of children’s activities.

Exhibition Opening Times:
Monday, Thursday – Saturday: 10.00 – 16.30
Wednesday Late: 10.00 – 21.00
Sunday: 11.00 – 16.30
Closed on Tuesdays



Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00

Saturday
10:00 to 16:00

Sunday
Closed