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Your last chance to see From the Land of the Golden Fleece: Tomb Treasures of Ancient Georgia

The only UK showing of 2000-year-old gold, silver and bronze from the ancient kingdom of Colchis is closing in two weeks time.

Published: Mon 22 Dec 2008

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New podcast: Christmas 2008 at The Fitzwilliam Museum.

Hear about the range of events, family activities and exhibitions on offer this Christmas at The Fitzwilliam Museum with this new podcast.

Published: Thu 11 Dec 2008

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This week only: special William Blake display

The Fitzwilliam Museum marks the quatercentenary of the birth of John Milton with this special display of William Blake's illustrations for Milton's epic poems Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained.

Published: Tue 9 Dec 2008

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New exhibition podcast from The Fitzwilliam Museum: discover ‘I Turned it into a Palace’

In this new podcast from The Fitzwilliam Museum, exhibition curator Dr. Stella Panayotova presents a behind-the-scenes introduction to the treasures on display in the current exhibition ‘I Turned it into a Palace’: Sir Sydney Cockerell and The Fitzwilliam Museum.

Published: Tue 2 Dec 2008

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The Fitzwilliam Museum in the news

Discover more about the new exhibition ‘I turned it into a palace’: Sir Sydney Cockerell and The Fitzwilliam Museum with this selection of video, audio and reviews on the Web.

Published: Tue 11 Nov 2008

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Macclesfield Psalter goes on display in spectacular new exhibition ‘I turned it into a palace’

"This show is full of treasures" * * * *
- The Times (28/10/08)

Published: Tue 4 Nov 2008

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The Funerary Achievement of the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Fowlmere

A remarkable set of 17th-century armour from a Cambridgeshire village is now on display in The Fitzwilliam Museum.

Published: Tue 28 Oct 2008

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The Festival of Ideas at The Fitzwilliam Museum

An exciting programme of talks by experts, workshops for all ages and special evening events is coming to the Fitzwilliam in association with the University of Cambridge’s first-ever ‘Festival of Ideas’.

Published: Mon 20 Oct 2008

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The Fitzwilliam Museum on Facebook

You can now find the Fitz on Facebook, as the official Museum page becomes available to the public.

Published: Fri 10 Oct 2008

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Get involved with The Big Draw from this weekend at The Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitz is joining in the annual nationwide Big Draw celebrations, starting with the chance for families to create a large-scale collaborative drawing this weekend.

Published: Thu 9 Oct 2008

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Only UK showing of spectacular exhibition of ancient Georgian treasures opens at The Fitzwilliam Museum

From the Land of the Golden Fleece: Tomb Treasures of Ancient Georgia has opened to the public, with a spectacular array of gold, silver and bronze artefacts going on display in the only UK showing of this remarkable exhibition.

Published: Fri 3 Oct 2008

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Five-star review for Museum’s online collections guide

The Fitzwilliam Museum’s ‘Pharos’ site has been awarded five stars by Web User Magazine.

Published: Thu 18 Sep 2008

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New Director for the Hamilton Kerr Institute

The Fitzwilliam Museum is pleased to welcome Rupert Featherstone as the new Director of the Hamilton Kerr Institute, and Assistant Director of Conservation of the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Published: Tue 5 Aug 2008

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‘Young Advocates’ in Museums

A dynamic new scheme at The Fitzwilliam Museum, in association with The Cambridge Folk Museum and the Cambridge Museum of Technology, has given local young people the chance to gain an exciting introduction to the world of museums.

Published: Thu 31 Jul 2008

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'Art in Action'

How many boxes are there in The Fitzwilliam Museum? Is the Museum a box? What do you use boxes for - keeping things safe, hiding treasure or marking a moment?

Published: Mon 16 Jun 2008

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Anglo-Saxon coins, nineteenth century watercolours and contemporary etchings feature in this month’s new exhibitions

Published: Tue 20 May 2008

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Innovative new project brings a taste of The Fitzwilliam Museum’s treasures to Cambridge schools and communities

The Fitzwilliam Museum will be one of the partners in the new ‘MMG artSbus’ scheme, designed to extend the services of leading Cambridge arts organizations to the wider community via a specially designed mobile studio - in the form of a bus.

Published: Mon 19 May 2008

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Detail from The Macclesfield Psalter

Illuminated manuscripts from The Fitzwilliam Museum featured in major Australian exhibition

A selection of medieval illuminated manuscripts from The Fitzwilliam Museum’s world-class collection is currently on display in Australia, as part of a major exhibition in Melbourne.

Published: Mon 12 May 2008

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Forthcoming exhibition and conference explores Sir Sydney Cockerell, Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum (1908-1937)

Published: Tue 6 May 2008

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New podcast explores ‘Art Works’ sessions for young people at The Fitzwilliam Museum

The latest Museum podcast is now available to listen to online, exploring The Fitzwilliam Museum's 'Art Works' programme for young people aged 14-21.

Published: Tue 29 Apr 2008

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Easter events for families at The Fitzwilliam Museum

A range of exciting activities and events is on offer for children and families at The Fitzwilliam Museum this Easter, from themed trails around the galleries to hand-on workshops.

Published: Wed 12 Mar 2008

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French Tapestry and Illustration: new exhibition at The Fitzwilliam Museum

A new exhibition at The Fitzwilliam Museum unites superb examples of twentieth-century French tapestry with an intriguing selection of works from the personal archive of Francophile, teacher and promoter of the arts Walter Strachan.

Published: Mon 25 Feb 2008

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Crispijn de Passe, 'Elizabeth, Queen of England'

'True and Lively Portraicture'

Seventeenth century portrait prints now on display in the Charrington Print Room

Published: Tue 12 Feb 2008

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On the Brink

Loan of Victorian narrative paintings brings new look to Gallery 2

Published: Thu 31 Jan 2008

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Dr Timothy Potts

New Director Dr Timothy Potts

Published: Fri 11 Jan 2008

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Dr Bogaletch Gebre

Talk by Dr Bogaletch Gebre to mark the exhibition Ethiopian Encounters

Monday 21 January 2008 | 17.00 - 18.00
Centre of African Studies, Cambridge

Published: Thu 10 Jan 2008

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