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Exceptional paintings by El Greco & Largillière on loan

Two exceptional paintings have gone on display in the Museum’s permanent collection, generously placed on long-term loan by their owners.

Published: Thu 26 Feb 2015

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Inspiring with the ancient world

Much of our first contact with archaeology happens in museums. But how should we inspire the public with the ancient world? A new symposium on March 16 - 17 at the Fitzwilliam Museum is asking experts and members of the public to join them in discussing how to engage audiences.

Published: Tue 17 Feb 2015

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SOURCE 2015

On Saturdays throughout February and during half-term GCSE, A-Level, BTEC and Foundation Art students from across the eastern region will be getting help with their exam preparation, with access to free events at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Polar Museum and Whipple Museum for SOURCE 2015.

Published: Thu 12 Feb 2015

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e-Luminate festival 2015

The Fitzwilliam Museum will be lit with installations designed by artist Susie Olczak from 11 - 18 February for the 2015 e-Luminate festival.

Published: Tue 10 Feb 2015

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Napoleon’s legacy in prints

Napoleon spread liberal reform across Europe and to his supporters he was a modern hero. Marking the 200th anniversary of Bonaparte’s defeat at the Battle of Waterloo, a new exhibition at the Fitzwilliam looks at the rise of lithographic printmakers who explored the legacy of the great military leader and notions of heroism.

Published: Tue 3 Feb 2015

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Michelangelo bronzes discovered

It was thought that no bronzes by Michelangelo had survived - now experts believe they have found not one, but two - with a tiny detail in a 500-year-old drawing providing vital evidence.

Published: Mon 2 Feb 2015

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