Artist Unknown

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Created: 2019-07-04 10:04
Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications
Description: What happens when we don’t know who made something?

Each object talked about in this podcast has an unknown maker. Why are they unknown? Is it important that we know? And how much can an object tell us about the person who made it?

This podcast series is part of an exhibition titled Artist: Unknown at Kettle's Yard in Cambridge. In collaboration with the University of Cambridge Museums, it brings together works of art from across the University’s collections from July to September 2019.

 

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Barkcloth

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Nicholas Thomas, Director at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, talks about a 19th / early 20th century barkcloth. Both a museum object and an extraordinary work of art,...

Collection: Artist Unknown

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Thu 4 Jul 2019


Head of Apollo

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Every cast in the Museum of Classical Archaeology is a hybrid – the work of both the ancient sculptor and the modern cast maker.

Dr Susanne Turner, Curator at the Museum of...

Collection: Artist Unknown

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Thu 4 Jul 2019


Putty-nosed Monkey

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Is taxidermy a craft or art? Can natural history specimens be an artwork? Who made this putty-nosed monkey? And while we're here, can a fox snarl?

Jack Ashby, Museum Manager at...

Collection: Artist Unknown

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Thu 4 Jul 2019


Recognition sketches of the coast of Spitsbergen & Scrimshaw

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Whalers. Expert Navigators, but also expert artists?

Charlotte Connelly, Curator at The Polar Museum, tells us about some atmospheric ink drawings and scrimshaw created by...

Collection: Artist Unknown

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Thu 4 Jul 2019


Sampler

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What would a young woman's CV from the past look like?

Helen Ritchie, Research Assistant at The Fitzwilliam Museum, talks about samplers and the role they played for young...

Collection: Artist Unknown

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Thu 4 Jul 2019


Scientific instruments

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What happens when the artist doesn't want to be known, and why would that be?

Josh Nall, Curator of Modern Sciences at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science, talks about...

Collection: Artist Unknown

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Thu 4 Jul 2019


Tea bowl

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Eliza Spindel, Curatorial and Research Assistant at Kettle's Yard, tells us about a tea bowl from Kettle's Yard and a case of mistaken identity. Not only does the maker change,...

Collection: Artist Unknown

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Thu 4 Jul 2019