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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Exhibitions

Sampler

Sampled Lives: samplers from the Fitzwilliam Museum

Showcasing over 100 samplers from the Museum’s excellent but often unseen collection, this display highlights the importance of samplers as documentary evidence of past lives.

06/05/2017 to 07/10/2018

Free

Valentine card

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

Love is very much in the air in this exhibition, which contains objects alive with the range of emotions that it commands; from admiration and affection, joy and passion, longing and despair, to insults, indifference, grief and remembrance.

30/01/2018 to 28/05/2018

Free

Lunchtime Talks

Art speak

Enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art.

27/02/2018

13:15 to 13:45

Free

Displays

Henry Moore’s Hill Arches (1973)

See a monumental bronze sculpture by Henry Moore, titled Hill Arches, on loan to the Fitzwilliam Museum from the Henry Moore Foundation in Hertfordshire. Moore is best known for sculptures of the human figure sited in architectural or natural settings, but here he has created a landscape in its own right – perhaps, as the title suggests, an echo of the rolling hills of his native Yorkshire. This enormous, four-piece sculpture is sited in front of the Museum, visible to all visitors and those walking down Trumpington Street.

04/05/2016 to 31/12/2018

Free

The Frua-Valsecchi collection

Over the past fifty years, Francesca and Massimo Valsecchi have built up a remarkable collection of paintings, furniture, sculpture, glass and ceramics. This includes the renowned nude portrait of Patricia Preece by Stanley Spencer (Gallery 1), William Burges’s painted ‘Flax and Wool’ cabinet (Gallery 2), a Spanish 17th century polychrome wood sculpture of the Christ Child (Gallery 6), Art Nouveau Tiffany glass (Gallery 1), metalwork designed by Christopher Dresser (Gallery 2) and an extremely rare Meissen porcelain vulture (Gallery 27)...

01/08/2016 to 30/12/2018

Free

Rodin sculpture

RA250 at the Fitz

The pick of our collection by seven Royal Academicians who have connections with Cambridge and the Fitz: Eileen Cooper RA, Stephen Chambers RA, Anne Desmet RA, Antony Gormley RA, Nigel Hall RA and Mali Morris RA.

13/02/2018 to 31/12/2018

Free

Egyptian coffin portrait

Inspired by Civilisations

This display shows how two Greek vases and encaustic portraits, taken from their original context in ancient Egyptian coffins, relate to the BBC series Civilisations theme, and suggests ways in which the theme can be explored throughout the galleries of Antiquity in the Museum.

27/02/2018 to 31/12/2018

Free

Ancient script

Writing in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean

Discover a variety of ancient writing systems used in the eastern Mediterranean, including a famous bilingual inscription from Idalion, Cyprus. The ancient script of Linear B, Europe’s earliest comprehensible writing system, can also be seen on display in the Museum’s Codebreakers and Groundbreakers exhibition (until 4 February).

16/01/2018 to 10/06/2018

Free

German emergency money

Inflation, Identity and Nationalism: German emergency money between the wars

Notgeld or ‘necessity money’ first appeared in Germany and Austria during the First World War as a consequence of the inflation caused by the war and a shortage of metal for coins. These colourful notes were issued in many places throughout Germany and Austria, and while initially used as token money, they became popular with collectors. Drawing on a large collection of notgeld gifted to the Fitzwilliam by Professor Ted Buttrey, this display showcases these remarkable visual artefacts. It traces the development of German art and identity in the early interwar period against a backdrop of hyperinflation, growing nationalism and ultimately the rise of the Nazis.

27/02/2018 to 03/06/2018

Free

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

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