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Coronavirus Temporary Closure: Please note that Kettle’s Yard House and Gallery will be closed from 17 March 2020. You can keep up to date with the latest information here.

Café, galleries and shop: Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm

House: Tuesday – Sunday 12  – 5pm

Free, timed entry tickets to the House are available at the information desk on arrival or online here.

Last entry to the House is at 4.30pm

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+44 (0)1223 748 100
mail@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk

 

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Behind the scenes during the Kettle's Yard extension work

Tom Noblett

Kettle’s Yard is currently undertaking essential maintenance on the extension area of the house. For this we have had to temporarily remove part of the collection from this area. If you have visited the Kettle’s Yard house before you will appreciate that this has been no mean feat. It was a major undertaking for our team with such multitude of diverse objects filling every corner – indeed it made us realise the vast number of fantastic objects, large and small, that make up the experience of Kettle’s Yard.

So here you can see the journey of one object as it was safely prepared for removal.

It might be that you’ve never noticed this particular object, a bohemian cut glass casket. Jim carefully positioned such objects alongside artworks, furniture, ceramics and natural objects, with the aim of creating a harmonic whole. His vision was of a place that should not be “an art gallery or museum, nor … simply a collection of works of art reflecting my taste or the taste of a given period. It is, rather, a continuing way of life from these last fifty years, in which stray objects, stones, glass, pictures, sculpture, in light and in space, have been used to make manifest the underlying stability.”

The photograph above was taken by Tom Noblett who found the bohemian cut glass casket bathed in the light one morning.

The original contents (potpourri) was decanted and labeled so it later can be easily reunited with the glass casket when it is reinstated back in the house.

Next the object itself was carefully assessed for its condition, meticulously noted in a condition report.

The team then checked the  glass which has previously been repaired. Underneath is a packing ball, which has a smooth surface, to support it.

The object is packed, the smooth surface of the balls ensuring the object is protected during transport.

Parts of Kettle’s Yard House will be closed from 24 March to carry out essential maintenance work. We hope to reopen fully by the end of the year.
Please call or email in advance to find out exactly what is open – 01223 748100, mail@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk