House Guests

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Ornithoptera euphorion, 1910 © University Museum of Zoology
House Guests

Castle Street
Cambridge CB3 0AQ
United Kingdom
March 30th, 2013 - July 28th, 2013

United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 748100
Tuesday-Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays (summer 1.30-4.30pm, winter 2-4pm)


From April to July visitors to Kettle’s Yard will have the opportunity to see ‘guests’ from eight other University of Cambridge museums and collections carefully placed amongst the artworks and objects in the house. We hope the guests, from butterflies to Inuit carving, will inspire visitors to discover more about the other Cambridge University museums and to see Kettle’s Yard in a new light.

The House Guests have been selected by the museums’ directors in collaboration with Kettle’s Yard Associate Artist Jeremy Millar.

“It is not simply the beauty of the artworks collected at Kettle’s Yard that makes it such an extraordinary place, but rather how these are placed amongst domestic items, and gathered natural objects. By inviting objects from the collections of the University of Cambridge Museums to visit, too, such juxtapositions will be made all the more diverse, and richer as a result.” Jeremy Millar, 2013

Part of the project is a collaboration with the Critical Writing in Art and Design programme at the Royal College of Art. The students will be contributing to a publication that accompanies the exhibition, featuring interviews with museum curators and essays by Jeremy Millar and Lizzie Fisher, curator at Kettle’s Yard, available from late May.

House Guests is part of the University of Cambridge Museums Connecting Collections programme funded by Arts Council England.