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Lunchtime Talks

Degas's legacy

With Anna Gruetzner Robins, Emeritus Professor, University of Reading.

10/01/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

The Annunciation

The story of Domenico Veneziano's altarpiece for La Chiesa di Santa Lucia de' Magnoli, Florence

With Philip Stephenson, Fellow of Homerton College.

17/01/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Art speak

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

23/01/2018

13:15 to 13:45

Free

Portrait of archaeologist

Discovering writing in Bronze Age Greece

With Dr Yannis Galanakis, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Classics and Director of the Museum of Classical Archaeology.

24/01/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Rainbow flag at the V&A

Queer stories at the Museum

With Dan Vo, V&A Coordinator LGBTQ Tours.

07/02/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Valentine card

The Object of My Affection: stories of love from the Fitzwilliam collection

With Rebecca Virag, Research Assistant, Prints.

14/02/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

William Blake print

RA250 at the Fitz: academicians celebrating 250 years of the Royal Academy

Stephen Chambers RA, traces his connections with Cambridge - from working as an artist in residence at Kettle's Yard to his forthcoming exhibition at the Heong Gallery at Downing College where he is an Honorary Fellow. He has chosen a work by William Blake for his part in RA250 at the Fitz.

21/02/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Art speak

Enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art.

27/02/2018

13:15 to 13:45

Free

Medieval creature

Hide and seek: medieval creatures on the manuscript page

With Abigail L. Glen, Doctoral Candidate, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge.

07/03/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Art speak

Enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art.

20/03/2018

13:15 to 13:45

Free

Pine cone

From ‘Do Not Touch’ signs to barriers: can we successfully provide access without compromising preservation principles?

With Helena Rodwell, Assistant Conservator, Collections Care.

21/03/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Bowl

A lifelong project in clay: Virtues of Unity

With Halima Cassell, ceramic artist.

11/04/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Art speak

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

17/04/2018

13:15 to 13:45

Free

Potter's wheel

A passion for pottery: a photographer’s dream job

With Ben Boswell, photographer.

18/04/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Pottery

My ceramic practice, and Moon Jars for the 21st century

With Nao Matsunaga, ceramic artist.

25/04/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Lunchtime Concerts

Musicians

Piano trio

Music performed by Veronica Henderson, Jill Morton, and Gwen Owen Robinson

21/01/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Britten Sinfonia Academy

Talented young musicians from the East of England, playing with members of the renowned international orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, will be giving a number of pop-up performances in Galleries 1, 3, 5 and 7. The compositions they will perform are all world premieres and have been written by students from the Composer Hub, supported by professional composer Tom Coult, in response to works in the Fitzwilliam collection.

21/01/2018

15:00

Free

Musicians

Vox Cantab

Choral concert directed by Louisa Denby.

28/01/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Musicians

Music for flute and guitar

With Samantha Pearce (flute) and Francisco Correa (guitar).

04/02/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Musician

Music for piano

Diana Brekalo performs pieces by F. Liszt, J. Brahms, R. Schumann, Clara Schumann, R. Wagner, H. Herzogenberg and H. Schwinge.

11/02/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Instrumental award holders

A variety of works played by the very best undergraduate chamber musicians.

18/02/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Musicians

French Piano Duets

Victoria Ayano Royce and Waiyin Lee perform pieces by Faure, Ravel and Bizet.

25/02/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Musician

Music for cello

With cellist Catherine Lee.

04/03/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Musician

Music for piano

Piano recital with Masayuki Tayama.

11/03/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Adult Workshops

Paint brushes

Experiments with mono printing

Take inspiration from Degas's experiments in mono printing and explore his techniques in this practical print making workshop led by artist, Caroline Wendling. Materials included.

12/01/2018

10:15 to 16:00

£45 (£40 concessions and Friends)

Sampler

MUSE

Join us to create your own sampler designs using paint pens and gouache paint. You are welcome to use our range of threads to stitch your designs using your own needle point skills.

26/01/2018

10:15 to 12:00

£10

Valentine card

MUSE

From the romantic to the cheeky, find love inspiration from this collection of paper cut valentine cards. Design your own to turn into a paper cut stencil and make your own print.

23/02/2018

10:15 to 12:00

£10

Porcleain busts

MUSE

See how objects within our collection can provide a stimulus for artists by taking a look at our Flux exhibition. Make sketches in the exhibition and work these up into paintings in the studio.

16/03/2018

10:15 to 12:00

£10

ceramic pots

MUSE

Explore the technique of clay coil work and make a smaller sized form to take home, taking inspiration from our Things of Beauty Growing exhibition. Please note that pieces will be left to air dry, and not fired as part of this workshop.

27/04/2018

10:15 to 12:00

£10

Talks and Events

Book of the dead

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

After the popularity of the special viewing in July 2017, the Book of the Dead of Ramose will again be laid out in a long stretch for one day, giving visitors a chance to view this rarely-seen papyrus.

10/02/2018

Free

Light projection on outside of Museum

Twilight at the Museums

Join us for the University of Cambridge Museums’ (UCM) annual Twilight event. This year we will be bringing the Museum to life with colour.

13/02/2018

16:30 to 19:30

Free

How should we talk about civilisation?

Panel discussion with: Mary Beard (Professor of Classics, Cambridge University and co-presenter of Civilisations), Sadiah Qureshi (Senior Lecturer in Modern History, Birmingham University), Matt Smith (Artist and curator of Flux, Professor of Ceramics and Glass, Konstfack University Stockholm).

06/03/2018

18:30 to 20:00

£10

ceramic pots

Creative workshop for Blind and partially sighted adults

Join artist Filipa Pereira-Stubbs in this hands-on session inspired by the Things of Beauty Growing studio pottery display; you will be invited to experiment with materials, transforming ideas from 2D to 3D and beyond!

10/03/2018

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Edward Lear book cover

MR LEAR A Life of Art and Nonsense

Acclaimed biographer Jenny Uglow introduces her joyful and moving appreciation of Edward Lear’s extraordinary life and work.

15/04/2018

10:45 to 12:00

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

Whale skeleton

Tour for blind and partially sighted adults: Whale Tales

Explore the Museum of Zoology's amazing handling box all about whales and the sea and hear about the remarkable conservation story in which a historic painting of a whale reappeared from underneath layers of paint in a seascape from the Fitzwilliam Museum.

23/01/2018

14:15 to 16:00

Free

Bowl

Tour for blind and partially sighted adults: Things of Beauty Growing

Join exhibition curator, Helen Ritchie, in a tour of the Museum's major exhibition of British studio pottery, Things of Beauty Growing, which showcases the history and ongoing practice of one of the most dynamic art forms in the UK today. The tour will be followed by a handling session of ceramics from the collection of Dr Shakeshaft, who bequeathed his large collection of studio pottery to the Museum in 2016.

17/04/2018

14:15 to 16:00

Free

Family Activities

Degas dancers

Life drawing

5 – 7 yrs

See our special exhibition Degas: a passion for perfection, then draw a real dancer in the studio with artist Lauren Clemmet.

16/12/2017

10:30 to 12:30

£8 per child

Family First Saturday

Drop-in on the first Saturday of the month and join us for activities and art-making on the theme of 'writers block'.

06/01/2018

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Baby musical magic

0 - 2 yrs

Come and explore our galleries through music, and be inspired to create musical art together with instrumentalists from the Academy of Ancient Music.

23/01/2018

10:00 to 11:00

£3 per child

It’s musical magic

2 - 5 yrs

Work with instrumentalists from the Academy of Ancient Music to create songs and tunes inspired by objects in our collection. Make your own piece of musical art!

24/01/2018

10:00 to 11:30

£3 per child

Enigma Machine

Creative codebreakers

8 - 12 yrs

Do you have what it takes to create and crack codes? Take inspiration from our Codebreakers and Groundbreakers exhibition, and get hands on with our digital maker in residence.

27/01/2018

10:30 to 12:30

£8 per child

Enigma Machine

Creative codebreakers

8 - 12 yrs

Do you have what it takes to create and crack codes? Take inspiration from our Codebreakers and Groundbreakers exhibition, and get hands on with our digital maker in residence.

27/01/2018

13:30 to 15:30

£8 per child

Valentine card

Family First Saturday

Drop-in on the first Saturday of the month and join us for activities and art-making on the theme of 'love is all around us'.

03/02/2018

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Family First Saturday

Drop-in on the first Saturday of the month and join us for activities and art-making on the theme of 'sensational senses'.

03/03/2018

14:00 to 16:00

Free

It’s magic

2 - 5 yrs

Looking at art can be magical. Explore work in the collections and make art of your own to take home.

06/03/2018

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, shapes, texture, sounds and movement. Enjoy the galleries together and get creative in the studio.

07/03/2018

10:00 to 11:00

£3 per child

Pictures

Listening to pictures

0 - 5 yrs

Join musicians from the Academy of Ancient Music as we try to imagine what our pictures might sound like. Browse the galleries for inspiration to create art of your own, and then listen as the musicians ‘play’ your drawings!

21/03/2018

10:00 to 11:00

Free

Pictures

Listening to pictures

0 - 5 yrs

Join musicians from the Academy of Ancient Music as we try to imagine what our pictures might sound like. Browse the galleries for inspiration to create art of your own, and then listen as the musicians ‘play’ your drawings!

21/03/2018

13:30 to 14:30

Free

Photographing art

Making sense

8 - 12 yrs

Can you experience the Museum differently with all your senses? Turn your ideas into reality by combining art, science and technology in this digital making workshop.

24/03/2018

10:30 to 12:30

£8 per child

Photographing art

Making sense

8 - 12 yrs

Can you experience the Museum differently with all your senses? Turn your ideas into reality by combining art, science and technology in this digital making workshop.

24/03/2018

13:30 to 15:30

£8 per child

Cermaic pot

Family First Saturday

Drop-in on the first Saturday of the month and join us for activities and art-making on the theme of 'potty about pots'.

07/04/2018

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Porcleain busts

Casting call

5 - 7 yrs

See the exhibition Flux, then join professional artist Kaitlin Fergerson to discover the processes and techniques used in casting, before trying it out for yourself.

21/04/2018

10:30 to 12:30

£8 per child

for Young People

Sampler

ReSource: Sample this!

13 - 18 yrs

Take inspiration from our samplers collection and join artist Lucy Mazur to make your own patch using stitch art. Take home to embellish a jacket, jeans or bag.

27/01/2018

11:00 to 13:00

£5

Sampler

MAKE! Patch art

13 - 18 yrs

Be inspired by our samplers collection and join artist Lucy Mazur in the studio to make your own jeans patch using stitch art, collage, fabric pen and paints. Take home to embellish a jacket, jeans or bag.

27/01/2018

14:00 to 16:00

£5

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15 - 19 yrs

A specially designed programme of practical art workshops and gallery research for students preparing for their art exams, particularly GCSE, A Level, BTEC. Each day we offer free one-to-one advice, gallery tours and studio space with guest artists and arts specialists.

10/02/2018

10:15 to 16:00

Free

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15 - 19 yrs

A specially designed programme of practical art workshops and gallery research for students preparing for their art exams, particularly GCSE, A Level, BTEC. Each day we offer free one-to-one advice, gallery tours and studio space with guest artists and arts specialists.

13/02/2018

10:15 to 16:00

Free

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15 - 19 yrs

A specially designed programme of practical art workshops and gallery research for students preparing for their art exams, particularly GCSE, A Level, BTEC. Each day we offer free one-to-one advice, gallery tours and studio space with guest artists and arts specialists.

14/02/2018

10:15 to 16:00

Free

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15 - 19 yrs

A specially designed programme of practical art workshops and gallery research for students preparing for their art exams, particularly GCSE, A Level, BTEC. Each day we offer free one-to-one advice, gallery tours and studio space with guest artists and arts specialists.

15/02/2018

10:15 to 16:00

Free

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15 - 19 yrs

A specially designed programme of practical art workshops and gallery research for students preparing for their art exams, particularly GCSE, A Level, BTEC. Each day we offer free one-to-one advice, gallery tours and studio space with guest artists and arts specialists.

16/02/2018

10:15 to 16:00

Free

Sketching

Portfolio and sketchbook reviews, plus arts career advice

15 - 19 yrs

A morning of art portfolio reviews and advice about art courses and career ideas. In collaboration with Anglia Ruskin School of Art, with university lecturers on hand to answer your questions.

16/02/2018

10:30 to 13:30

Free

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15 - 19 yrs

A specially designed programme of practical art workshops and gallery research for students preparing for their art exams, particularly GCSE, A Level, BTEC. Each day we offer free one-to-one advice, gallery tours and studio space with guest artists and arts specialists.

17/02/2018

10:15 to 16:00

Free

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15 - 19 yrs

A specially designed programme of practical art workshops and gallery research for students preparing for their art exams, particularly GCSE, A Level, BTEC. Each day we offer free one-to-one advice, gallery tours and studio space with guest artists and arts specialists.

24/02/2018

10:15 to 16:00

Free

Bird sculpture

ReSource: Get in touch

13 - 18 yrs

Join artist Caroline Wendling to create your own clay sculptural forms, after works on display in our Flux exhibition.

17/03/2018

11:00 to 13:00

£5

Bird sculpture

MAKE! Stay in touch

11 - 13 yrs

Explore our Flux exhibition, then join artist Caroline Wendling to create your own clay sculptural forms inspired by the show.

17/03/2018

14:00 to 16:00

£5

Cermaic pot

Explore Arts Award in a week!

11 - 14 yrs

Artists often test and explore materials. Take a tour of Things of Beauty Growing and handle objects to discover a range of materials used by artists and crafts people. Experiment to create your own artwork, and present in a mini-exhibition at the end of the week.

03/04/2018 to 06/04/2018

10:15 to 15:00

£85 (4 day course)

Plastic bottles

ReSource: Change of states

13 - 18 yrs

Can you make art from found objects? In this workshop sculptor Susie Olczak with help you to upcycle plastic collectables, rearranging them into your own new art works.

14/04/2018

11:00 to 13:00

£5

Plastic bottles

MAKE! Rebuild

11 - 13 yrs

Bring your sketches and ideas from our Flux exhibition to the studio, and create your own sculpture from upcycling found objects, with artist Susie Olczak.

14/04/2018

14:00 to 16:00

£5

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