Previously un-exhibited art by 15 Royal Academicians goes on display at Wolfson College to mark the 50th anniversary28 Jan 2015
Twenty-eight exceptional works by 15 Royal Academicians will be on display at Wolfson College, Cambridge throughout 2015 as part of a programme of celebrations to mark Wolfson’s 50th anniversary.
Dr Michael Hrebeniak describes himself as inveterately curious about people and places. His fascination for a messy patch of Cambridge, best known for its traffic jams and retail park, has led him to create with words and film ‘a deep map’ of the layers of human experience on the fringes of the city.
Art historian Dr Meredith Hale reveals that a 17th-century screen, commissioned by the Viceroy of Mexico for a palace designed to impress visitors with the immutability of Spanish rule, is a striking example of a transcultural work of art. In an article for the Burlington Magazine, she traces the many influences that went into its narrative imagery and luxurious embellishment.
Professor Duncan Maskell has been appointed Head of the School of the Biological Sciences.
A landscape design competition to transform the space surrounding Cambridge University Library has been launched.
It was the conundrum that baffled some of the greatest and most eccentric experts of the 18th century - and captivated the British public during an era of unprecedented scientific and technical transformation.