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eNews: July 2010

Welcome to The Fitzwilliam Museum's eNews: keeping you in touch with the very latest information about exhibitions, events, displays and more. Admission to the Museum is FREE, and a wide-ranging programme of activities is on offer.

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JOIN US FOR AN OUTDOOR CHINESE FESTIVAL


Outdoor Festival of Chinese Culture

Outdoor Festival of Chinese Culture

Saturday 24 July | 12.00-16.00

For one day only, the Museum's lawns will take on a festival atmosphere to celebrate Chinese culture. Get creative and produce some Chinese calligraphy, be entertained in our Chinese music and performance marquee, learn a little Mandarin, enjoy delicious food, discover our Chinese collections - and more!

A London 2012 Open Weekend 2010 event - admission FREE

Find out more...

 

GLASS ENGRAVING AT THE FITZWILLIAM MUSEUM


 James Denison-Pender, 'Sighs'

Discover more about the art of glass engraving this month as part of the current exhibition 21st Century Engraved Glass (until 15 August 2010)

Glass Engraving: The 20th Century Revival

Saturday 31 July | 13.15-14.15
Hear expert engraver Geoff Thwaites discuss the art of glass engraving, then see the craft in action with a free live demonstration (14.30-16.30)

21st Century Glass: Virtual Exhibition

Discover the techniques used by master engravers, and explore online some of the works on display.

Find out more...

 

BE A PART OF 'A HISTORY OF THE WORLD'


A History of the World online

Is there an object in the Fitzwilliam’s collection that has a special significance for you? Or do you even own an object that you think would help tell a 'history of the world'?

If so, get involved in A History of the World - a unique partnership between the BBC, the British Museum and 350 museums around the country - and share your choice on the BBC's website.

Find out more...

 Coin Hoard

 

EXHIBITIONS TO SEE THIS MONTH


 Gifts of the Ebb Tide

Maggi Hambling: The Wave

Until 8 August
Powerful paintings by one of Britain's most distinguished contemporary artists

Gifts of the Ebb Tide: Japan and the sea in Ukiyo-e Prints

Until 15 August
Woodcut prints and books celebrating the sea - explore the virtual Utamaro gallery

Prized Possessions: Lord Fitzwilliam's Album of Prints after Adam Elsheimer

Until 26 September
Atmospheric prints from the Founder Lord Fitzwilliam's own album


EVENTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES


To book an event, telephone 01223 332904 or email

 

Art in the Open

Saturday 17 July
10.30 - 12.00
accompanied children 5-8
13.00 - 15.00 children 8+
Explore our Sculpture Promenade, get inspired by sculptures in the collection and make your own using wire and clay
£5 per child, booking essential

Family First Saturdays: Making Waves

Saturday 3 July | 14.00-16.00

Drawing Together: Making Waves

Saturday 28 July | 10.00-16.00

Get into a holiday mood with activities themed around the exhibition The Wave
FREE, no booking required

 
 

CAMBRIDGE SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL


Sunday Promenade Concerts

Enjoy free music recitals in the beautiful surroundings of the Museum's galleries.
Sunday 18 July | 13.15-14.00
Sunday 25 July | 13.15-14.00

 

The Denise Adeane Memorial Concert

Tuesday 27 July | 19.30

With Mishka Rushdie Momen on piano
£15, booking essential - for full programme details and how to book visit Cambridge Summer Music Festival online

 


For full details of all events and workshops, visit our website at www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

 

 

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