What’s On at MAA: October 2021

Welcome back to the MAA Newsletter, bringing you monthly updates from the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. In our October edition, find out about our latest displays, celebrate Black History Month, and more!

Magdalene Odundo in Cambridge

The Fitzwilliam Museum, 5 October 2021 - 24 July 2022

Magdalene Odundo DBE is one of the greatest ceramic artists working today. Fifty years ago, she moved from Kenya to Cambridge and immersed in the city. Odundo visited The Fitzwilliam Museum and the MAA, where she was captivated by the versatility of clay and hugely influenced by the variety of ceramics from around the world.

Don’t miss a new display at The Fitzwilliam Museum, bringing together the objects that inspired Odundo’s work alongside her own, including 17 loans from MAA.

Book free tickets

Explore the [Re]:Entanglements exhibition

Ozioma Onuzulike: Lines Faces Fragments

Our current exhibition, [Re:]Entanglements: Colonial collections in decolonial times, features a range of contemporary responses to Government Anthropologist Northcote Thomas’s archives and collections.

Watch a short film of Nigerian artist Ozioma Onuzulike discussing Lines Faces Fragments, which he produced in collaboration with the [Re:]Entanglements project, or book your free tickets below to explore all the contemporary artworks on display.

Find out more

Half term at the Museum

A young boy and a female MAA volunteer, identified by a blue t-shirt, look up at an exhibit.

Looking for ways to entertain your little ones this half term? Coming this Tuesday, we have a BRAND NEW museum trail available to pick up from the front desk, as well as a range of existing trails and resources. Explore the museum in a new light, from British Bronze Age Pottery to the rising influence of Buddhism. Find out more at the link below.

Browse our Museum Trails

MAA Shop - Back in Stock

Visit the shop

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Magdalene Odundo in Cambridge © Cristian Barnett
Waistband, El Molo, Kenya, MAA 1935.766 © MAA Cambridge
Pair of gilt cast copper alloy wrist clasps, 6th century, 1948.1439 A-B © MAA Cambridge
Shop images © MAA Cambridge
Courtesy of University of Cambridge Museums