Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge
The Museum of Classical Archaeology is a museum run by the Faculty of Classics of the University of Cambridge, England. It is located in a purpose-built gallery on the first floor of the University's Faculty of Classics on the Sidgwick Site of the University.
The museum is one of the few surviving collections of plaster casts of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture in the world. The collection consists of several hundred casts, including casts of some of the most famous surviving ancient Greek and Roman sculptures. Noteworthy casts include those of the Laocoön the Farnese Hercules, the Barberini Faun and Charioteer of Delphi.
The Peplos Kore is perhaps the best known exhibit in the Museum. It is a plaster cast of an ancient Greek statue of a young woman painted brightly as the original would have been, which was set up on the Acropolis in Athens, around 530 BCE.
The museum is open to the public Monday to Friday: 10.00am to 5.00pm and on Saturdays in University term time: 10.00am to 1.00pm.
The Museum is one of the eight museums which make up the University of Cambridge Museums consortium.
|This article related to a museum in the United Kingdom is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article about a Cambridgeshire building or structure is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|