Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, Cambridge

Light Perceptions

Project Type: Exhibition Lighting Project
Exhibition Designers: at large
Completed: March 2012
Case Study No: 3325

See Cambridge through new eyes! The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge has one of the most important collections of its kind in the UK. Originally founded in 1884, it has been in its present location on Downing Street since 1913.

Light Perceptions was delighted to have been involved in the lighting of the stunning new ground-floor Cambridge Gallery which was opened in 2012 as part of a major redevelopment that included the building of a new front door as well as refurbished ground floor galleries, allowing new visitors to discover this previously hidden University museum.

MAA’s collections span nearly two million years of human history, on all six inhabited continents. Our oldest object is a 1.8 million year old stone tool from Olduvai Gorge, whist the newest are made by contemporary artists. The anthropology and photographic collections are enhanced by collaboration with indigenous communities.

Posted On: May 16, 2014