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The Robert Cripps Gallery, Magdalene College Cambridge. Exhibition: Everest 1921 - A Reconnaissance

The Robert Cripps Gallery

The College opened the new Robert Cripps Gallery at Magdalene College in November 2021 and is delighted with this new gallery space for visiting exhibitions and for occasionally displaying parts of the College art collection to the wider community.

The Gallery has been named in honour of Mr Robert Cripps AM, a passionate art collector, generous supporter and Honorary Fellow of the College since 2005. The Robert Cripps Gallery forms a key part of the award-winning New Library, a purpose-built space for Magdalene students and staff to meet, work, relax and find inspiration.

Upcoming Exhibition

We are busy planning the next exhibition, check back shortly for updates.

Exhibition Opening Hours

1 February - 28 March 2023

Monday to Thursday. Closed on Friday.

  • 10.00 AM - 12.00 PM (last entry 11.30 AM)
  • 2.00 PM - 4.00 PM (last entry 3.30 PM).

Information for Visitors

  • To arrange access to the Exhibition please call at the Porters’ Lodge, Magdalene College, Magdalene Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AG.
  • entrance will be to the Gallery only
  • visitors are requested to call in at The Porters' Lodge in First Court before visiting the gallery
  • visitors are requested not to enter other parts of the New Library or Magdalene College

Past Exhibitions

Cross-Connections: Paintings by Ruth Rix

A selection of work by Ruth Rix from sixty years of painting, shown alongside prints by her mother Helga Michie, a Kindertransport refugee from Vienna.

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Will Carter - Man of Letters

An important retrospective featuring the wide-ranging portfolio of one of Cambridge’s most respected and much-loved resident artists, including many examples of his calligraphy, letter carving, printing, and typefaces.

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From Southwold to Alice Springs

From Southwold to Alice Springs: Selected works from the Collection of Robert Cripps, showcased a small snapshot of the paintings, drawings and engravings acquired over many years by a remarkable collector, reflecting both his deep roots in the countryside and coast of East Anglia and his...

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Everest 1921 - A Reconnaissance

Pioneering works in the history of photography! With the kind permission of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), this exhibition showcased a selection of prints of the approaches to Mount Everest, taken in 1921 and reconstructed from newly digitised fragile silver nitrate negatives.

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Fragile Planet - Watercolour Journeys into Wild Places

Fragile Planet was a major exhibition of watercolours by Cornwall’s world-renowned wilderness artist, Tony Foster. Fragile Planet - Watercolour Journeys into Wild Places, highlights the precariousness of the world’s wildernesses and endangered environments, many of which Tony visited and painted...

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