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Easter at the Fitz

This Easter’s your last chance to see our exhibition of works by 20th century artist John Craxton, which has received critical acclaim in the Telegraph, Times and Financial Times and was opened by Sir David Attenborough in December.

Published: Fri 11 Apr 2014

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Celebration event for last weeks of Craxton show

It is the last month to see A world of private mystery: John Craxton, RA (1922-2009) before it closes on 21 April.

Published: Mon 7 Apr 2014

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Final stage of building works

The building projects at the Museum have entered their final stage, and the scaffolding around the historic Portico has now come down.

Published: Tue 25 Mar 2014

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Arts Council England grants £87,582 to create a digital archive of manuscripts

The illuminated manuscript collections of the Fitzwilliam Museum will be available to view in greater detail than ever before thanks to an £87,582 from Arts Council England. The Digital Layers online archive will explore stunning images of illuminated manuscripts using layer and zooming techniques inspired by internet mapping tools to show their historical, cultural and scientific secrets.

Published: Thu 6 Mar 2014

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Conservation stories for University Science Festival

The University of Cambridge Museums will be participating with the Cambridge Science Festival, inviting members of the public to discover more about the art of conservation.

Published: Tue 4 Mar 2014

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Poetry with Sean Borodale

The Fitzwilliam Museum will be host to T S Eliot prize and Costa Book Award shortlisted poet, Sean Borodale, for an evening of art and poetry on Tuesday 4 March.

Published: Fri 21 Feb 2014

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Valentines day late opening

The next in the series of monthly Friday night openings for A world of private mystery: John Craxton, RA (1922-2009) , will be on Valentines day with a special screening of the Film, Dhiava: The Autumn Journey.

Published: Fri 31 Jan 2014

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Edmund de Waal film screenings

To celebrate the final month of Edmund de Waal's beautiful intervention On White: Porcelain Stories from the Fitzwilliam, the Museum is holding a set of special film screenings showing you behind the scenes in de Waal’s studio.

Published: Wed 29 Jan 2014

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The Fitzwilliam Museum starts Friday night exhibition openings

The Fitzwilliam Museum has started offering monthly Friday night late openings for its major spring exhibition A world of private mystery: John Craxton, RA (1922-2009).

Published: Wed 8 Jan 2014

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Christmas at the Fitzwilliam Museum

Published: Fri 6 Dec 2013

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Discoveries: Art, Science and Exploration from the University of Cambridge Museums

Published: Mon 2 Dec 2013

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Gainsborough masterpiece celebrated in Peterborough school

A masterpiece oil painting by Thomas Gainsborough was part of a national event with the BBC taking works of fine art into schools.

Published: Thu 21 Nov 2013

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Five works by Stanley Spencer saved for the nation

Five works by Stanley Spencer (1891-1959) have joined the collections at the Fitzwilliam Museum. They include one of his most significant early paintings and two preliminary sketches documenting his experiences of World War I.

Published: Wed 20 Nov 2013

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Renovations and revivals at the Fitzwilliam Museum

After his first six months in post the new Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Tim Knox, reveals his aspirations for the historic building and world-renowned collections of the University of Cambridge’s principal art museum, including major building works currently underway on the portico and future acquisitions.

Published: Tue 5 Nov 2013

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Building Works

Published: Fri 16 Aug 2013

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Conservation students blog

Read the latest posts from conservation students at the Fitzwilliam Museum. Find out about their special projects and see photos of them at work.

Published: Fri 24 May 2013

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Re-display of Poussin’s Extreme Unction

French Art 17th - 19th centuries (Gallery 4)

Published: Thu 16 May 2013

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Easter at the Fitz

Stuck for ideas this Easter? There’s plenty to see and do at the Fitz.

Published: Tue 26 Mar 2013

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The Arts of the 20th century gallery - now reopened

Published: Wed 20 Feb 2013

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Delftware in the Fitzwilliam Museum

A new display of Delftware has gone on display in the central island cases of the Glaisher Gallery in celebration of Michael Archer’s new book Delftware in the Collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Published: Mon 4 Feb 2013

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Christmas at the Fitz

Published: Fri 7 Dec 2012

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Fitzwilliam succeeds in saving Poussin masterpiece for the nation

Published: Thu 1 Nov 2012

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Science illuminating art

Published: Thu 18 Oct 2012

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Ancient Egyptian mummy case saved by engineering and LEGO®

Thanks to an ambitious conservation project, the ancient Egyptian cartonnage mummy case of Hor, a little-known treasure of the Fitzwilliam Museum, is now on display after many years in obscurity.

Published: Sun 30 Sep 2012

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