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New Autumn exhibitions put word, image and theatre in the spotlight

Literature, art and theatre take centre stage in two fascinating new exhibitions at The Fitzwilliam Museum this autumn. Literary Circles: Artist, author, word and image in Britain 1800-1920 explores the complex relationships that developed between art and literature, and between artists and writers, in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Britain. Chasing Happiness: Maurice Maeterlinck, The Blue Bird and England extends the dialogue between text and image into theatre through the display of captivating stage sets for Maeterlinck’s The Blue Bird, one of the most popular and celebrated theatrical productions of the Edwardian era.

Published: Wed 18 Oct 2006

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Identity Matters - Black History Month at The Fitzwilliam Museum

A programme of events for Black History Month October 2006 at The Fitzwilliam Museum includes a gallery trail and talks

Published: Wed 18 Oct 2006

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Mission Impossible? Ethics and choices in conservation

From paintings to sculpture, manuscripts to furniture, this exhibition explores conservation across the breadth of The Fitzwilliam Museum’s world-class collections.

Published: Fri 30 Jun 2006

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Museum’s Head of Education awarded OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Published: Fri 30 Jun 2006

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Egyptian Galleries re-open with stunning new displays

The Egyptian Galleries at The Fitzwilliam Museum re-opened to the public on Thursday 25 May 2006 with stunning new displays of its world-class collections following a £1.5 million, 2-year project of refurbishment, conservation, research and re-display. Many of the 1,100 objects now on display are exhibited for the first time.

Published: Thu 25 May 2006

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Chinese vases conservation plans unveiled

Three monumental Chinese porcelain vases damaged in January whilst on display are entering the long and complex process of conservation.

Published: Fri 31 Mar 2006

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Accident involving Chinese porcelain vases

An accident in the Museum on Wednesday 25 January involving a member of the public resulted in damage to three oriental porcelain vases which had been on display for many decades.

Published: Tue 7 Feb 2006

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