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News | Published: Thu 6 Dec 2007

ImageNew Podcast from the Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam Museum’s new exhibition podcast is now available to listen to online. In this audio recording, the Museum’s Director Duncan Robinson provides a personal introduction to From Reason to Revolution: Art and Society in Eighteenth-Century Britain, in the Fitzwilliam’s Mellon Gallery.

The Director, who curated the exhibition with Museum colleagues, gives a fascinating insight into his own enthusiasm for the art and history of the Eighteenth Century, before inviting the listener to ’enter the gallery’ itself for a guided audio tour around the exhibits. Artists featured include William Hogarth, Joseph Wright, Joshua Reynolds and William Blake.

The recording is accompanied by a slideshow of images from the exhibition to illustrate the tour, and features harpsichord music from the Museum’s collection of eighteenth-century manuscripts played by Dr Gerald Gifford, Honorary Keeper of Music at the Fitzwilliam Museum. (The music from this podcast is taken from the CD Eighteenth-Century Harpsichord Sonatas & Organ Voluntaries, available from the Fitzwilliam Museum’s Courtyard Shop.

The podcast can either be listened to on your computer or downloaded via iTunes onto your iPod or other portable device and taken into the exhibition itself.

This recording is also available on eGuide, the Museum’s free audio-visual guides on hand-held computer, which can be booked out from the Cloakroom at the Courtyard Entrance. The guide also provides a multi-level, interactive introductory tour of highlights of the Museum’s collections.

Listen to the From Reason to Revolution podcast