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Image["Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665), Extreme Unction, 1638 - 1640"]
THE SEARCH FOR IMMORTALITY
We welcomed our 100,000th visitor (Judith Bawl, pictured centre right) on Friday 26 October, making this exhibition the second largest ever mounted by the museum. And we hope to see many more people visit before its close on 11 November.
Don’t miss your last chance to see The Search for Immortality, which contains the largest and most important collection of ancient royal treasures ever to travel outside of China. Featuring over 350 objects in jade, gold, silver, bronze and ceramics, it includes the unprecedented loan of two royal jade suits and the finest surviving example of a jade coffin.
Image["100,000 visitor to The Search for Immortality"]
For full details of all shows and displays please visit the exhibitions page on our website
Image["Japanese Woodcut print by Utagawa Kunisada"]
Woodcuts of the Japanese Winter
To 13 January 2013
Stunning woodblock prints by artists such as Hokusai and Hiroshige, exploring the snow-bound landscapes and winter pastimes of Japan.
Image["Marmolata by Gerhart Frankl "]
Prints by Gerhart Frankl (1901-65)
To 3 February 2013
A selection of technically inventive prints by Frankl that grew out of sketches made while touring the Alps on his BMW motorbike in 1928. Complemented by works of his contemporaries.
Image["Theme and Variation I, II, III by Peter Randall-Page"]
To March 2013
See incredible monumental and intricate sculptures by three internationally renowned contemporary sculptors; Helaine Blumenfeld, Peter Randall-Page and Kan Yasuda.
Tweet us pictures of your favourite sculpture to take part in our Twitter photo vote > How to take part.
Image["Eight at table by Susan Leiper"]
10 November 2012 - 13 January 2013
Enjoy the first ever exhibition of the Museum's remarkable collection of contemporary calligraphy acquired in 2008. The wide range of media - paper, parchment, papyrus, glass, ceramics, stone and woodcarving, showcases the work of leading British and foreign artists inspired by the rich traditions and contemporary cultures of Europe, the Middle East, China and Japan.
FREE LUNCHTIME TALKS
Lunchtime talks take place at 13.15, for more information and locations visit our website
Silk gloves and mangoes
What the well-to-do bought in London, 1765-1785
Wed 7 November
Elenor Ling, Reasearch Assistant for Paintings, Drawing and Prints
Tue 13 November
Enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art
Tools and materials of the Medieval scribe
A special 2 hour talk and demonstration
Wed 21 November
To book an event tel: 01223 332904, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Not Praising, burying
Thu 8 November: 17.30-19.00
Join the likes of archaeologist Prof David Gill and artist Alana Jelinek, in a discussion about a recent innovative inter-disciplinary event and its relationship to archaeology, art, knowledge and scholarship. More
FREE but booking essential, tel. 01223 332904 or email email@example.com
Life in Ramesside Nubia:
the view from Amara West
The Stephen Glanville Memorial Lecture 2012
Mill Lane Lecture Room 1
Sat 10 November: 14:00
With Neal Spencer, Keeper of the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum. Followed by a reception at the Fitzwilliam Museum. FREE but booking essential, email Anna Lloyd-Griffiths: AKL32@cam.ac.uk
Image["Alpha and Omega by Gemma Black"]
Decorated letters with Jan Pickett
Tue 11 December: 10.00 – 16.00
Using watercolour and coloured pencils, have fun drawing and decorating letters that could be used to make cards and gift labels for Christmas.
£40 (£35 concessions). Booking essential, tel. 01223 332904 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ADULT COURSES AND WORKSHOPS
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Image["Donato Acciaiuoli's Life of Charlemagne "]
the manuscripts lectures
Sat 10 November: 10.15 – 17.00
Enjoy lectures by calligraphy experts, a behind-the-scenes viewing of Medieval and Renaissance calligraphy and illumination, and the opportunity to attend the private view of the Calligraphy Today exhibition. Sponsored by the Manuscript Pen Company.
£26. For booking and enquiries email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Experiencing Ancient Greece and Cyprus
Fri 30 November: 12.15 – 13.30
A special tour of Greek and Cypriot Antiquities for University members with disabilities.
For more information, contact Anastasia Christophilopoulou (Tues-Wed): email@example.com / 01223 746643
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Enjoy a free classical concert in the beautiful surroundings of Gallery 3
Sundays | 13.15 - 14.00
FREE space may be limited
Chopin, Debussy, Ginastera
Natalia Williams-Wandoch (Piano)
Claire Overbury (flute) and Elspeth Wyllie (piano) perform pieces by Amirov, Schulhoff, and Harty.
La Petit Orchestre 'Heavenly Harmony: Music for St Cecilia'
Helen Kruger (violin/director) and Kate Macoboy (soprano) perform pieces by Purcell, Blow, Handel, Stanley.
Brahms, Chopin, Bach, Ravel
An-Ting Chang (piano)
ORIGINS OF THE AFRO COMB WEBSITE
Visit the new interactive website, which promotes the activities of this major community project: http://www.originsoftheafrocomb.co.uk/
Find out more
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General admission to the Fitzwilliam Museum is FREE
For full details of all events and workshops, visit our website at www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk
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Banner: Hermann Zapf, Calligraphy in four languages (detail), 1970
Image © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
1. Nicolas Poussin, Extreme Unction, 1638 - 1640
2. Tracy Harding (Marketing & Press Assistant), Judith Bawl (100,000 visitor to The Search for Immortality) & Dr James Lin (Curator of the exhibition)
3. Utagawa Kunisada, Winter - Shinobazu Pond (detail), 1858. © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
4. Gerhart Frankl, Marmolata (detail), 1928
Courtesy of Gerhart Frankl Memorial Trust. Image © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
5. Peter Randall-Page, Theme and Variation I, II, III, 2008. Image © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
6. Susan Leiper, Eight at table (detail), 2000. Image © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
7. Quill pen © aurostar739 (Flickr Creative Commons).
8. Ancient Greek Vase © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
9. Archaeological Excavation
10. Gemma Black, Alpha and Omega (detail), 2007. Image © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
11. Donato Acciaiuoli, Life of Charlemagne (detail), 1461 © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
12. Greek and Roman Gallery © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
13. Promenade concert © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.