Kettle's Yard

Kettle's Yard

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  • Kettle's Yard collection objects
    Detail from a collection at Kettle's Yard
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    Kettle's Yard seen from Northampton Street

Kettle's Yard is a remarkable house and collection, opened in 1957. It hosts a programme of contemporary art exhibitions, learning activities and music for the benefit of the public.

Kettle’s Yard is an exempt charity as part of the University of Cambridge. We receive around 45% of our running costs from the University of Cambridge and Arts Council England. Every year Kettle's Yard must raise the remaining 55% from a combination of fundraising and income. All donations both large and small make a difference to what we are able to do. For example, a gift of £500 supports the conservation of a small painting in the collection; a gift of £1 buys 10 paintbrushes for our education programme.

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Kathryn Westmore

Head of Development, Kettle's Yard

Opportunities in 'Kettle's Yard'

The Friends of Kettle's Yard help present ground-breaking exhibitions, conserve the House and Collection and develop exciting learning and community projects.
Ai Weiwei: The Liberty of Doubt, 12 February–19 June 2022.
Patrons provide crucial financial support that enables us to present an outstanding artistic programme, commission artists, and conserve the House and collection.
Music has always been an integral part of our artistic programme at Kettle’s Yard.

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Cambridge’s collections have multiple lives, embracing public and private histories, personal and scientific interest and the past and the present. They illuminate the wider activities, histories and environments of the people who made them and the worlds they represent. We draw upon our collections to conduct pioneering research. By investing in our collections and museums, our ambition is to deepen public understanding of cultures and peoples across the planet.

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Philanthropic giving is at the heart of the success of the Collegiate University, enabling us to make discoveries that change the world and to ensure that our students receive an unrivalled education. Cambridge owes its world-leading excellence in research and teaching to the generosity of its supporters. Our history is synonymous with a history of far-sighted benefaction, and the same is as true today as it has ever been.

Gift announcement
A new two-year project supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund will uncover the hidden voices and untold stories of individual items and collections across the University.