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Online Exhibitions

Weaving Stories

Weaving Stories

Many stories in the Bible are very dramatic and exciting. They make good pictures and have inspired artists for hundreds of years in every possible medium: wood, stone, paint, glass, mosaic, weaving and embroidery.

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Stories behind the Stitches: Schoolgirl Samplers of the 18th and 19th Centuries

Stories behind the Stitches: Schoolgirl Samplers of the 18th and 19th Centuries

Discover information about the makers, the schools they attended and the function of needlework in these institutions.

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Netsuke: Japanese Art in Miniature

Netsuke: Japanese Art in Miniature

This small exhibition brings together 250 superb examples of netsuke - a form of miniature sculpture originating in 17th-century Japan.

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Fans

Fans

An online exhibition exploring the history of the fan in its various forms and the range of fans in the Fitzwilliam Museum collection.

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The conservation and restoration of the Chinese vases broken in 2006

The conservation and restoration of the Chinese vases broken in 2006

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