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Bridging Binaries: LGBTQ+ Tours Museum of Classical Archaeology
February 22 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Same-sex desire does not need modern labels and categories in order to exist across time.
From goddesses and ancient myths to powerful emperors explore the spectrum of identities that exist across time, place and culture amongst the statues and sculptures of the atmospheric Cast Gallery at the Museum of Classical Archaeology.
Volunteer guides share their personal selection of fascinating stories which challenge binary approaches to gender and sexual identity through a range of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-related objects related to Ancient Greece and Rome.
This tour is held at the Museum of Classical Archaeology which is part of the department of Classics at the University of Cambridge. The Museum is not easy to find- to help you find us please visit: https://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/museum/visit-us
Tour guides will meet visitors at the information desk in the museum 5-10mins before the tour is due to start.
Tours will last approximately 40mins and led by a volunteer guide
Please note that tours will involve walking around the Museum for the duration
Tours are aimed at an adult audience. However, children and teenagers are very welcome to attend with adults.
Tickets are free, but booking places in advance is advised: https://www.cambridgelive.org.uk/tickets/events/bridging-binaries-lgbtq-tours-museum-classical-archaeology-0
Access to the Museum
All of the Museums and tours are wheelchair accessible. Volunteer guides are happy to adjust the tours to meet the needs of the group on the day. Please see a link to more information on visiting the Museum: www.classics.cam.ac.uk/museum/visit-us/access
Other LGBTQ+ Tours
Tours are running at 6 other Cambridge Museums for more information please visit: https://museums.cam.ac.uk/events/lgbtq-tours