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Fitzwilliam bids to acquire weeping Virgin

A remarkably realistic painted wood bust of the Mater Dolorosa (Virgin of Sorrows) by Pedro de Mena (1628-1688), one of the most celebrated sculptors of the Spanish Golden Age, has gone on display at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge as part of an appeal to acquire the sculpture.

Published: Wed 30 Jul 2014

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Memory Mirror joins Art Everywhere

Following an online voting campaign, the Fitzwilliam Museum succeeded in participating with this year's Art Everywhere displays. From 21 July - 31 August the Museum's John Hoyland painting Memory Mirror will appear on various poster sites, bus stops and billboards across the UK.

Published: Fri 25 Jul 2014

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Final weeks of Discoveries

It is the last weeks to see Discoveries: Art, Science and Exploration from the University of Cambridge Museums before it closes after 27 July.

Published: Mon 14 Jul 2014

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Arts Council England funding support

Arts Council England has awarded the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) nearly £4.5m for 2015-18 and is continuing its Major Partner Museum status.

Published: Wed 2 Jul 2014

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Late opening - summer exhibitions & Dutch gallery

On Thursday 3 July see the summer exhibitions and newly restored Dutch gallery at the Fitzwilliam Museum after hours until 20.00.

Published: Mon 23 Jun 2014

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Masterpieces of the Dutch Golden Age back on display

The gallery of Dutch Golden Age paintings has gone back on display this week following full refurbishment, with new surprises including the revelation of a beached whale previously painted out of an airy coastal view of Scheveningen, a spectacular metre-high blue and white vase, and new displays evoking seventeenth-century domestic interiors.

Published: Tue 3 Jun 2014

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