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Edward Lear

Following the Government announcement yesterday, museums and galleries in Cambridge will be closed to the public as part of a period of national/local restrictions. So, with great sadness, we will not be able to reopen as planned on 2 January 2021.

A specially curated display on Edward Lear from the Museum’s collection, including autograph letters, watercolours and drawings (many from his travels).

Look out for the 28th edition of 'The Book of Nonsense' – nonsense rhymes for children printed 24 times in Lear’s lifetime, proof of its popularity. And don’t miss Lear’s grand oil painting of 'The Temple of Apollo at Bassae', on permanent display in Gallery 2. This display was originally curated to complement a special Cambridge Literary Festival event.

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