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Switzerland: Portraits and landscapes by Markus
Dinkel and his contemporaries
June – 15 September
exhibition of Swiss watercolours and prints
featuring a rare selection of finely drawn and
coloured portraits of Swiss women in regional
costume, by the Bernese artist Markus Dinkel
(1762-1832). These are accompanied by other
artists’ picturesque views of the Swiss
landscape, largely etched and each one
delicately hand finished in watercolours.
of the Afro Comb: 6,000 years of culture,
politics and identity
July – 3 November
the extraordinary 6,000-year history of African
hair combs in this joint exhibition between the
Fitzwilliam Museum and Museum of Archaeology
& Anthropology, Cambridge. In addition to an
array of material culture from pre-dynastic
Egypt to present day, there will be live
demonstrations of contemporary styling practices
and a special area for digital interaction.
for Sikh Soldiers on British Medals
15 June: 14.00 - 15.00
a short talk, viewing session and tour of the
Fitzwilliam Museum’s Images of Empire
display. This special event provides an
opportunity to take a closer look at a selection
of rare silver medals and see beautiful artwork
relating to Sikh soldiers who fought for and
against the British during the nineteenth
century. Open to all. Refreshments provided.
Free, but advanced booking recommended. Please
email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
exploring the relationship between Impressionist
art and music with The Florentine Arts Ensemble
21 June: 18.30 - 20.10
a summer evening concert with The Florentine
Arts Ensemble amongst paintings by Monet,
Renoir, Seurat and Cézanne in Gallery 5.
our Fitz Family Welcome Point (Courtyard
Entrance) and collect drawing materials,
activities and trails to use throughout the
FREE, no booking required.
15 June: 11.00 - 13.00
13 - 18
us in our art studio with a special guest artist
teaching techniques such as: printing, painting,
illustration and sculpture.
£4 per person.
22 June: 10.30 - 12.30
a tour of the Museum and use a variety of
techniques to explore drawing through sculptors’
eyes. Then transform your drawings into three
dimensional art works using a selection of
£5 per child.
28 June: 10.15 - 12.00
more confident with your drawing skills and
discover new ways of working at this adult art
£5 per workshop. Booking essential, tel. 01223
332904 or email
free classical concerts in the beautiful
surroundings of Gallery 3.
Seats available on a first-come, first-served
basis. Voluntary collection after the concert.
Programme subject to change.
2 June: 13.15
Cavendish Singers Katharina Megli (director) and
Simon Marlow (piano) perform pieces by
Passereau, de Machaut, Schubert, Verdi, Vaughan
Williams and Barber.
to the Flower
9 June: 13.15
Park (soprano), Wendy Hiscocks (piano) perform
pieces by Schumann, Strauss, Fauré and
THE FITZ RECOMMENDS
Treasury of Organ Music from the Fitzwilliam
9 June: 15.00
Michael’s Church, Framlingham, Suffolk
and played by GERALD GIFFORD on a magnificent
late 17th-Century organ. Tickets £10 at the
door. Sponsored by The East Anglian Academy of
Organ & Early Keyboard Music
Discovery of Paris: Watercolours by Early
Nineteenth-Century British Artists
June – 15 September
Discovery of Paris charts the remarkable
contribution of the British to the iconography
of Paris. Works by Turner, Girtin and Bonington
are among 60 rarely seen watercolours,
preparatory prints and drawings lent by Tate,
the V&A, the British Museum and the
Fitzwilliam Museum, among others. Don’t miss
this stunning summer exhibition. Find
admission to the Fitzwilliam Museum is FREE