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Online Exhibitions

  • Snow Leaves Ferns: An online exhibition about the work of Cecilia Glaisher

    This virtual exhibition introduces the Museum's holding of work by Cecilia Louisa Glaisher (1828-1892) and the images she made of ferns and snow crystals. Now that the material has been digitally copied and placed online, it is possible for it to be seen more widely and studied in detail for the first time since it was created in the 1850s.

  • Searle and caricature – responses from caricaturists today

    From 13 October 2015 to 31 January 2016, the Fitzwilliam Museum hosted two exhibitions on caricaturists and visual satire - Ronald Searle: ‘Obsessed with drawing’ and Cradled in Caricature: Visual humour in satirical prints and drawings.

  • Trading Places: 18th century trade bills at the Fitzwilliam

    An online exhibition about the Fitzwilliam Museum's collection of trade bills, sent to members of one family - the Blathwayts - living on Golden Square, London, from 1767-87.

  • La Grande Guerre: French prints of World War One

    The first seven months of the First World War are dramatically illustrated in the colour lithographs and woodcuts of the series La Grande Guerre.

  • Painting in Focus: Nicolas Poussin’s Extreme Unction

    Extreme Unction was acquired by the Fitzwilliam Museum in 2012 through the HM Government’s Acceptance in Lieu scheme, with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, and numerous charities and public donations. It is the most important old master painting to enter the museum’s collection for over a century, and makes a notable addition to the permanent collection of 17th-century French paintings.

  • The Night of Longing. Love and desire in Japanese prints

    This exhibition of Japanese woodcuts and books of the Edo and Meiji periods (c.1600-1900) is based on the Fitzwilliam Museum's collection.

  • Snow Country. Woodcuts of the Japanese Winter

    Japanese artists have long responded to an altered world of frozen forms, stilled by a blanket of snow. These pages were first created to accompany an exhibition that displayed most of this selection for the first time in the Fitzwilliam Museum from 2 October 2012 to 13 January 2013.

  • Italian Drawings: Highlights from the Collection

    Italian Drawings: Highlights from the Collection brings together works by some of the world’s greatest artists. Because they are so sensitive to light, drawings are not kept on permanent display. This exhibition, therefore, gives us a rare chance to appreciate works by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo and Titian.

  • Portraits by Ottavio Leoni (1578-1630)

    The Fitzwilliam Museum's collection includes nearly all of Leoni's portrait prints, which came from the collections of Lord Fitzwilliam (1745-1816) and John Charrington (1856-1939). The exhibition also includes two drawings by Leoni from the Fitzwilliam Museum's collection and five drawings reproduced with the generous permission of the Master, Fellows, and Scholars of Downing College in the University of Cambridge

  • Clouds and Myths Monotypes by Lino Mannocci

    An online exploration of a selection of recent works by Lino Mannocci. Produced to accompany the exhibition 'Clouds and Myths: Monotypes by Lino Mannocci' (Tue 9 February 2010 to Sun 9 May 2010).

  • Lumière: Lithographs by Odilon Redon

    This online exhibition features The Fitzwilliam Museum's entire collection of prints by Odilon Redon. Produced to accompany the exhibition 'Lumière: Lithographs by Odilon Redon' (22 September 2009 - 10 January 2010).

  • Select recent acquisitions of Drawings & Prints

    This online exhibition was first produced to accompany the special display of a range of drawings and prints acquired by the Fitzwilliam Museum over the ten years 1999-2009. 


  • Utamaro Books

    Here you can turn the pages of three books from the collection of The Fitzwilliam Museum - The Bird Book, The Insect Book, and The Shell Book - with illustrations designed by the Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro to accompany poems on natural themes.

  • Anthony Van Dyck

    This online exhibition concentrates on the Fitzwilliam Museum's collection of etchings by the Flemish artist Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641).

  • Whistler prints in The Fitzwilliam Museum

    This online exhibition forms a survey of the Fitzwilliam Museum's collection of etchings, drypoints and lithographs by the American artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903).

  • Christopher Le Brun - 50 Etchings 2005

    This online exhibition was created on the occasion of the first display of this portfolio at the Fitzwilliam Museum in 2008 (20 May to 28 September).

  • Vive la différence! The English and French stereotype in satirical prints, 1720-1815

    The English and French stereotype in satirical prints, 1720-1815

  • Frank Auerbach. Etchings & drypoints 1954-2006

    This online exhibition has been mounted to complement the Fitzwilliam's show of Frank Auerbach's etchings and drypoints 1954 - 2006, from 6 March - 10 June 2007.

  • Music from The Blue Bird

    From this site, you can listen to, or download, the piano accompaniment for four dance sequences from The Blue Bird, performed by Fiona Cox

  • Yoshitoshi online exhibition

    This online exhibition features the collection of superb impressions of woodcut prints by Yoshitoshi acquired by the Fitzwilliam Museum in 2003 with the help of the National Art Collections Fund. 

  • French Impressionists

    The collection of works by French Impressionist painters in the Fitzwilliam Museum – some hundred and more paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures – is one of the finest in the UK.

  • Kunisada and Kabuki

    Enjoy your tour of the Fitzwilliam Museum Kunisada and Kabuki virtual exhibition