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Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00 - 17:00

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Lunchtime Talks

Image © Martin Bond French Liberty; British Slavery (detail), James Gillray (c.1745–1818)

Free speech and seditious libel: James Gillray and the crisis of Revolution

With Tim Clayton, independent scholar and bestselling author.

Admission is by token, one per person, available at the Courtyard Entrance from 12.45 on the day of the talk. Induction loop available.

28/06/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Gold coin

Silver, gold and copper for India’s money: Ancient to present

With Dr Adrian Popescu, Keeper of Coins and Medals.

05/07/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Indian Elephant

Elephants and emperors: Elephants in Indian painting and culture

With Marcus Fraser, Honorary Keeper of Islamic Manuscripts and Miniatures.

12/07/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Art speak

Drop-in and enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art.

18/07/2017

13:15 to 13:45

Free

Alfred Wallace (boat and fish)

The Alfred Wallis factor in St Ives art

With David Wilkinson, author of The Alfred Wallis Factor.

19/07/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Adult Workshops

Small boat in a rough sea, c.1936, Alfred Wallis

MUSE

Looking at the most recent Kettle’s Yard installation at the Fitzwilliam Museum, use the joyful paintings of Alfred Wallis to develop your own drawings into a lino print.

23/06/2017

10:15 to 12:00

£10

Indian miniature

MUSE

Explore the world of Indian miniatures and create your own Indian inspired painting in gouache.

21/07/2017

10:15 to 12:00

£10

Gold coin

Indian coins handling session

Inspired by the Elephants, Deities and Ashoka’s Pillar exhibition.

16/08/2017

14:00 to 15:00

FREE

Talks and Events

Detail of the papyrus of Ramose

The Book of the Dead of Ramose: Special viewing of an Egyptian masterpiece

For one day only, see this papyrus laid out in one long stretch, in a single gallery. Experts will be on hand to answer questions. Numbers of visitors will be controlled and viewing will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

22/07/2017

10:00 to 16:30

Free

Music

Jessica Ryckewaert

Music for marimba

With Jessica Ryckewaert (marimba).

16/07/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Ivana Gavrić (piano)

Cambridge Summer Music Festival evening concert

With Ivana Gavrić (piano).

19/07/2017

19:30

£22, includes a glass of wine

Music for piano

With Andrew Brownell (piano).

23/07/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Foyle-Stsura Duo

Violin and piano recital.

29/07/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Evening Performances / Events

Portrait of Claude-Armand Gérôme, c.1848

Jean-Léon Gérôme: A certain taste for archaeology

Following the Museum’s successful bicentenary acquisition of Jean-Léon Gérôme’s Portrait of Claude-Armand Gérôme, the foremost expert on Gérôme and Musée d’Orsay’s Senior Curator for Sculpture, Edouard Papet, will contextualise this significant 19th century artist and his intimate works.

30/06/2017

18:45 to 20:15

£12 (£10 concessions/ Friends; includes glass of wine/soft drink)

Tour

Guided Tour

Join a one hour guided tour of the Museum on Saturdays, or book a tour in advance for any visit for a group.

05/04/2014 to 05/04/2018

14:30 to 15:30

Gold coin

Tour for blind and partially sighted adults: Coins from India - Ancient to present

Join curators and staff from the Fitzwilliam Museum for an exploratory handling session with a selection of beautiful coins from India, and an introductory talk in the exhibition itself.

04/07/2017

14:30 to 16:15

Free

Family Activities

Baby magic

0 - 2 yrs

This gently structured session allows babies to discover aspects of our collection through sensory exploration of colour, shape, texture, sound and movement. We will enjoy the galleries together and then get creative in the studio.

27/06/2017

10:00 to 11:00

£3 per child

It's magic

2 - 5 yrs

Looking at art can be magical. Listen to stories exploring work in the galleries and make art of your own in the studio to take home.

28/06/2017

10:00 to 11:30

£3 per child

Indian miniature

Family First Saturday

Drop-in on the first Saturday of the month and join us for activities and art-making on the theme of Indian miniatures.

01/07/2017

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Paint tubes

Mixed media

8 - 12 yrs

Join children’s illustrator Lauren Clemmet, to create a mixed media masterpiece inspired by art in the Museum.

15/07/2017

10:30 to 12:30

£8 per child

It's magic

2 - 5 yrs

Looking at art can be magical. Listen to stories exploring work in the galleries and make art of your own in the studio to take home.

18/07/2017

10:00 to 11:30

£3 per child

Baby magic

0 - 2 yrs

This gently structured session allows babies to discover aspects of our collection through sensory exploration of colour, shape, texture, sound and movement. We will enjoy the galleries together and then get creative in the studio.

19/07/2017

10:00 to 11:00

£3 per child

Family Art Week at the Fitzwilliam

Family Art Week at the Fitzwilliam

All ages

Join us for art-making and activities focused around the theme of India, as part of The University of Cambridge Museum’s India Unboxed and Summer at the Museums programmes, including special pre-booked Indian coins handling sessions.

01/08/2017 to 04/08/2017

11:00 to 15:00

Free

Gold coin

Indian coins handling session

8 years +

Join curators and staff from the Fitzwilliam Museum at his special pre-booked event for an exploratory handling session with a selection of beautiful coins from India as part of Family Art Week at the Fitzwilliam.

02/08/2017

12:00 to 14:00

Free

Indian miniature

Discover in a day

Drop-in to hunt around the Museum and gather inspiration from the India Unboxed displays across Cambridge and try out different activities as part of Family Art Week.

04/08/2017

10:00 to 16:00

Free

Armour/ Half-armour

Family First Saturday

Drop-in on the first Saturday of the month and join us for activities and art-making on the theme of metallic mayhem.

05/08/2017

14:00 to 16:00

Free

for Young People

Study of a Nilgai (detail), Mughal, c.1630-50

ReSource: ArtEast

13-18 yrs

Explore our special exhibition of Indian miniature paintings with artist Caroline Wendling, and make your own set of miniature paintings.

08/07/2017

11:00 to 13:00

£5

India mini crop 2

MAKE! Indian animals in art

11 - 13 yrs

Explore our exhibition of Indian miniature paintings with elephants, tigers and horses, with artist Caroline Wendling, and create your own set of small paintings.

08/07/2017

14:00 to 16:00

£5

Indian miniature painting

India Unboxed: Bronze Arts Awards in a week!

11-14 yrs

Explore arts from India in this creative four-day course. Take a tour of our Indian paintings exhibition, go behind the scenes with object handling opportunities, create your own artwork inspired by Indian patterns, and also write art reviews.

15/08/2017 to 18/08/2017

10:15 to 15:00

£85 (4 day course)

 

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