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Unseen for over 15 years - exquisite watercolours go on show

Rarely exhibited and in superb condition, the collection of watercolours in the Fitzwilliam Museum is one of the finest in the world. Incredibly delicate, many of these have not been exhibited for 15 to 20 years. In a new exhibition the Museum will be showing watercolours by great masters of the medium including John Constable, Peter de Wint, John Sell Cotman, Samuel Palmer, J. M. Whistler, John Singer Sargent, Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro and Paul Nash.

Published: Fri 12 Jun 2015

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Booking open for Michelangelo bronze conference

Tickets are now on sale for the conference A Michelangelo Discovery - The Rothschild bronzes and the case for their proposed attribution.

Published: Tue 9 Jun 2015

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Original manuscript of Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure

Thomas Hardy was born 2 June 1840. To mark his birthday the autograph manuscript of Jude the Obscure and the proofs for the first book edition with his own hand-written corrections have gone on display in Gallery 3.

Published: Tue 2 Jun 2015

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Discover the secrets of the snuffbox

The lavish and intricate gold boxes of the eighteenth-century have been described as some of the most beautiful objects ever made by man. The incredible Gilbert Collection of snuffboxes from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London is on loan to the Fitzwilliam: but how were these tiny bejewelled creations made, why were they so desired and what was the cost for these golden ‘must-haves’?

Published: Thu 21 May 2015

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Make art and explore! Museum fun in half-term

There are half-term activities for all the family at the Fitzwilliam Museum from 23 - 31 May.

Published: Tue 19 May 2015

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Film: the making of Treasured Possessions

 
The Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge have released a new film documenting the making of Treasured Possessions, an exhibition exploring dazzling applied arts from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment.

Published: Tue 14 Apr 2015

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