eNews: September 2010

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SEE ANCIENT PERSIA BROUGHT TO LIFE IN NEW EXHIBITION

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Epic of the Persian Kings: The Art of Ferdowsi's Shahnameh

Opens 11 September 2010

This autumn, a landmark exhibition of manuscript paintings explores the monumental artistic legacy of one of the world’s greatest literary epics: the 1000 year-old Persian ‘Book of Kings’, or Shahnameh.

Completed by the poet Ferdowsi in 1010 AD, this vast narrative poem is an icon of Persian culture, inspiring some of the world’s most exquisite manuscripts. To mark the passing of a millennium since its completion, the Fitzwilliam now brings together nearly one hundred paintings from these lavishly illustrated manuscripts spanning almost 800 years, in the most comprehensive exhibition of Shahnameh art yet mounted in this country.

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EXHIBITIONS ALSO OPENING THIS MONTH

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Objects of Affection: Pre-Raphaelite Portraits by John Brett

Opens 14 September 2010
Paintings and drawings celebrating the meticulous and delicate portrait style of John Brett (1831-1902), inviting the viewer into his intimate domestic world.

Kings, Satraps and Shahs: Persian coinage through the ages

Opens 21 September 2010
Drawn from the Fitzwilliam's world-class numismatic collection, this exhibition explores the history of Persia through the coins produced from the sixth century BC until recent times.


FREE LUNCHTIME TALKS

All talks are FREE but space may be limited. Admission is by token, available from the Courtyard Entrance from 12.45 on the day of the talk. For information and locations of talks visit our website.

The Shahnameh on show

Thursday 23 September | 13:15-14:00

Directing Agamemnon, the Cambridge Greek Play 2010

Wednesday 29 September | 13:15-14:00 

Stories in the Shahnameh

Thursday 30 September | 13:15-14:00

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EVENTS FOR ADULTS

To book an event, telephone 01223 332904 or email

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The Constructed Space: Poetry Workshop with Tamar Yoseloff

Saturday 25 September | 11:00-16:30
A poetry workshop with author Tamar Yoseloff exploring notions of constructed space in both sculpture and poetry.

£25 (£20 concessions), booking essential

 

EVENTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES

Family First Saturdays

Saturday 4 September | 14:00-16:00
Collect drawing materials, activities and trails to use throughout the Museum.
FREE, no booking required

It's Magic!

Tuesday 28 September | 10:00-11:30
For ages 18 months - 5 years: explore work in the collections and make art of your own in our studio to take home.
£3 per child, booking essential

Open Sesame!

Saturday 11 September
11:00-16:00: accompanied children 5-8
14.00-16.00: children 8+

Explore the shapes and spaces in our sculptures and make your own 3D creation to take home.
Free, but booking essential

Once Upon a Time

Saturday 18 September | 11:00-15:15
For ages 5-8: this workshop with a morning session at the Museum of Classical Archaeology explores mythical heroes and legends through storytelling and artmaking.
£12 (£10 concessions), booking essential

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MUSIC IN THE FITZWILLIAM

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Alumni Weekend Promenade Concert

Sunday 26 September | 13:15-14:00
'Che cos'e amore?' Aspects of love in Mozart & Haydn opera
Free


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

 

 

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