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Fitzwilliam joins national scheme to help budding artists

The Fitzwilliam Museum has become one of the national partners of Outside In, an organisation helping artists who find it difficult to access the art world due to health, disability or social circumstance.

Published: Mon 19 Dec 2011

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Mark Blackburn, LittD, FSA

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dr Mark Blackburn (1953-2011), Keeper of Coins and Medals in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Reader in Numismatics and Monetary History in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at the University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He died peacefully at home on 1 September after a long struggle against cancer.

Published: Thu 1 Dec 2011

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New light, new colour, new display

Monet, Renoir, Degas and Cézanne return to the Fitzwilliam as the Museum’s famous Impressionist artworks go back on display.

Published: Wed 2 Nov 2011

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The new business consortium that helped make Vermeer’s Women possible

Vermeer’s Women: Secrets and Silence has been supported through a new consortium of businesses, together making possible one of the most successful exhibitions ever mounted at the Fitzwilliam.

Published: Fri 28 Oct 2011

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Own a copy of your favourite Fitz artwork ...

Have you ever wanted your own copy of a favourite Fitzwilliam Museum artwork? Now web visitors from across the world can buy their own copies of the Museum’s treasures with the announcement of a new online custom print service: www.fitzwilliamprints.com.

Published: Wed 26 Oct 2011

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Director of the New Acropolis Museum to lecture in Cambridge

On Friday 23 September the Fitzwilliam Museum will host The Past on Display, a conference exploring modern ideas on the display of antiquities in public collections worldwide.

Published: Tue 13 Sep 2011

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Dr Mark Blackburn - Awarded D.Litt and the Derek Allen Prize

Dr Mark Blackburn, the Keeper of Coins and Medals at the Fitzwilliam Museum since 1991, who is widely recognised as one of the greatest scholars in numismatics today, has recently won two prestigious awards.

Published: Tue 28 Jun 2011

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UK Museums to explore cultural links with China

A symposium on building cultural partnerships with China is being hosted by the Fitzwilliam Museum for museums across the UK.

Published: Fri 8 Apr 2011

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Author and artist Edmund de Waal's new partnership with Museum

The Fitzwilliam has entered into an exciting new partnership with the internationally renowned ceramicist Edmund de Waal, winner of the 2010 Costa prize for Biography with The Hare with Amber Eyes.

Published: Wed 9 Mar 2011

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Join us for special twilight opening TONIGHT

Once again the Fitz is joining other museums in Cambridge for an early evening of twilight activities and family fun after hours on Wednesday 23 February.

Published: Tue 22 Feb 2011

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New podcast: go behind the scenes of the Gallery 1 redisplay

Hear curator Jane Munro talk about the Museum's recently-completed mission to refurbish and redisplay one of its most popular galleries - the collection of European art of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Published: Wed 16 Feb 2011

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New display offers insight into family life of Charles Darwin

From today visitors to the Fitzwilliam can see a rare portrait miniature of Susannah Wedgwood - the mother of Charles Darwin - on display in Gallery 3.

Published: Wed 9 Feb 2011

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Fitzwilliam announces major Vermeer and Viennese treasures exhibitions for later in 2011

Two major exhibition presenting Vermeer's intimate domestic worlds and the Imperial collection of Hapsburg treasure will come to the Fitzwilliam Museum later this year.

Published: Fri 4 Feb 2011

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European art of 19th-20th centuries in spotlight as one of Museum's major galleries reopens

Visitors now have the opportunity to experience one of the Museum's most popular collections in a new light, with the reopening of Gallery 1.

Published: Wed 2 Feb 2011

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Spotlight on beauty: gallery trail and prize draw

What is the most beautiful object in the Fitzwilliam Museum? A new gallery trail is giving visitors the chance to discover the personal favourites of Museum staff - and the opportunity to share their own 'beautiful choices' in a prize draw.

Published: Mon 24 Jan 2011

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Don't miss: Epic of the Persian Kings closing this Sunday

This weekend is your last chance to see the Fitzwilliam’s acclaimed exhibition of Persian manuscripts Epic of the Persian Kings: The Art of Ferdowsi's Shahnameh.

Published: Thu 6 Jan 2011

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