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Exhibitions

Crawling with Life: Flower drawings from the Henry Rogers Broughton Bequest

Spiders, snails, beetles, butterflies, moths, frogs and lizards are just some of the living creatures painted amongst the flowers in the Museum’s botanical paintings and drawings.

02/02/2016 to 08/05/2016

Celebrating the First 200 Years: The Fitzwilliam Museum 1816 - 2016

Running throughout 2016, this exhibition will explore the Fitzwilliam’s past, present and future. A timeline of the first 200 years will introduce key themes and characters, while displays of objects will show how the collections have developed over two centuries.

04/02/2016 to 30/12/2016

1816: Prints by Turner, Goya and Cornelius

A look across Europe at three series of prints by major artists published in 1816, the year of the founding of the Fitzwilliam.

09/02/2016 to 31/07/2016

Death on the Nile: Uncovering the afterlife of ancient Egypt

The first major exhibition for the Fitzwilliam’s 2016 bicentenary celebrations goes beyond the images of mummies, pharaohs and mystery often associated with ancient Egypt. It shows how coffin design developed over 4,000 years, reflecting significant changes both in the status of affluent ancient Egyptians and in the gods that were important to them.

23/02/2016 to 22/05/2016

Displays

Encounters: Money in the age of discovery

Between the 15th and 18th centuries the riches of new worlds in the Americas, Africa and the Indian Ocean saw Spanish, Portuguese, British and French explorers and adventurers venture to new continents in search of new lands and wealth. The objects in this display illustrate the fundamental changes that occurred in this period of European expansion, which paved the way for the modern global economy.

02/02/2016 to 29/05/2016

Being Modern: Kettle's Yard at the Fitzwilliam Museum

Works by artists who sought to make a new art responding to the modern world are brought together in this second display from Kettle’s Yard. The display re-unites for the first time, paintings and sculptures by pioneering modern artists who are represented in both collections. Find out more about Kettle’s Yard’s plans and their collection on their website.

08/04/2016 to 31/03/2017

Henry Moore’s Hill Arches (1973)

For the next two years a monumental bronze sculpture by Henry Moore, titled Hill Arches, will be 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 will be sited in front of the Museum, visible to all visitors and those walking down Trumpington Street.

04/05/2016 to 30/11/2017