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Fitzwilliam Museum systems back online

We apologise for our website and phones being down over the last few days and if you have had trouble reaching the Museum by phone or email. All of our systems and web pages are now live.

Published: Fri 31 Jul 2015

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#PaintCambridge competition

Be in with a chance to win a Fitzwilliam Museum framed print from www.fitzwilliamprints.com.

Published: Mon 27 Jul 2015

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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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