News | Published: Tue 2 Dec 2008
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.
This illustrated podcast introduces the dynamic - and often dramatic - Directorship of Sir Sydney Cockerell from 1908 to 1937, and explores the stories behind many of these fascinating artworks, including the 14th-century Macclesfield Psalter, works by the Pre-Raphaelites, and Thomas Hardy autograph manuscript of Jude the Obscure. Also featured are Keeper of Antiquities Dr. Lucilla Burn on the Museum’s famous sculpture of Emperor Hadrian’s lover Antinous, and Senior Assistant Keeper of Prints Craig Hartley discussing the works of William Blake.
You can now also watch The Fitzwilliam Museum’s podcasts on the University of Cambridge’s iTunesU page - find us under ‘Art’.