Online Exhibitions

This space aims to create a digital archive of exhibition history at MAA, and provide a curatorial space for new exhibitions exploring different themes, stories, and narratives surrounding the collections.

Explore digital versions of past and present exhibitions at MAA, as well as digitally born exhibitions on the collections in MAA’s care and associated projects such as artist residencies, digitisation of collections, and community outreach projects.

Continuity and Change in the Durbar Square at Bhaktapur, Nepal

MAA cares for a few photographs of the Durbar Square in Bhaktapur, Nepal. This exhibition juxtaposes these photographs with more recent ones, exploring patterns of continuity and change in a vulnerable and constantly evolving city.

Kui Elephant Catchers and the Pakam Rope: From Thailand to Cambridge

In March 2023, a new object came into MAA's care – a เชือกปะกำ (Pakam rope). This exhibition explores its journey, from the hands and homes of its Kui makers to the vendors from whom the rope was purchased and the case in MAA where it is now displayed.

Chinese Spirit-Medium Possession in Singapore

A new digitisation project at MAA, which digitally repatriated 2,000 ethnographic photographs of Chinese temples and ritual practices in Singapore to its national library, gives insight into the supernatural world of spirit-mediumship in the region.

Te Koroneihana | Celebrating Te Atairangikaahu, Māori Queen

Each year, people gather in Ngāruawāhia, Aotearoa New Zealand to celebrate the leader of the Kīngitanga (Māori King Movement). May 1969 was the third anniversary of the first woman to lead the Kīngitanga, Te Atairangikaahu.

Hide and Seek: Looking for Children in the Past (January 2016–2017)

Children outnumbered adults for most of human history, yet they rarely appear in the stories that museums tell. A past without children is incomplete. This is a digital version of a previous exhibition that aimed at redressing the balance.

COLOUR: Art, Science & Power (July–April 2023)

COLOUR integrates insights from the arts, humanities, and the sciences, conglomerating objects and artworks from different times and places, and from across the University of Cambridge museums, libraries, and colleges.

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