The University of Cambridge Museums will be participating with the Cambridge Science Festival, inviting members of the public to discover more about the art of conservation. The Conservation Conversations events run on Friday 14 March from 17:00 - 19:00 and Saturday 15 March from 14:00 - 16:00. Conservators and curators from across the University Museums will be bringing their objects to the Courtyard in the Fitzwilliam for members of the public to see.
The free events will look at the approaches taken to find out how the objects were made and why historic artefacts change over time looking at clues on the surface of the work itself.
The Friday night event will run alongside a free late night opening of the exhibition A World of Private Mystery: John Craxton RA (1922 - 2009) which will stay open to view until 20:00.
Run by the University of Cambridge, the Science Festival aims to provide the public with opportunities to explore and discuss issues of scientific interest and to raise aspirations by encouraging young people to consider a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Last year, the Festival welcomed over 30,000 visitors to over 200 events.
This year the Festival is exploring structures and patterns, with over 250 talks, films, debates and hands-on activities, from 10 - 23 March 2014. For more events across the city visit the Science Festival website.