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Race for Life

Road closures around the Museum for Sunday’s Race for Life

This Sunday 16 July the Race for Life will go through Cambridge from 11.00 – 14.00, with road closures starting at 8.00.

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Cafe painting by Degas

Forthcoming exhibition, Degas: 'A Passion for Perfection' 3 October 2017 – 14 January 2018.

In the centenary year of the artist’s death, the Fitzwilliam Museum will stage a major exhibition of its wide-ranging holdings of works by Edgar Degas (1834-1917), the most extensive and representative in the UK.

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Twilight at the Museums © Martin Bond

Cambridge museums recognised with substantial Arts Council England funding

Cambridge’s reputation as a centre of excellence for museums and culture in the UK received a vital boost today when Arts Council England (ACE) awarded University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) more than £4.8m and National Portfolio Organisation status from 2018-2022.

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Portrait of Claude-Armand Gérôme

New acquisition celebrated with guest speaker from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Edouard Papet, the Musée d’Orsay’s Senior Curator for Sculpture, is speaking on Friday 30 June to celebrate the acquisition of a new masterpiece at the Fitzwilliam Museum.

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Award for Saving a Masterpiece

June - Adoration of the Shepherds

The Fitzwilliam Museum and the Hamilton Kerr Institute have won the Museums + Heritage Award 2017 for Restoration and Conservation.

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Main Entrance scaffolding

Main Entrance re-opened

The Museum's Main Entrance has re-opened to the public, following the installation of scaffolding to enable a restoration and sustainability project on the iconic domed lantern in the ceiling.

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Easter at the Fitzwilliam

This Easter the Fitzwilliam has a variety of exhibitions and free family resources for you to pick up and enjoy.

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Person using augmented reality app

New Fitzwilliam Museum augmented reality app

The Fitzwilliam Museum is one of twelve of England’s historic cities that have collaborated to develop an innovative augmented reality (AR) app, which brings heritage to life.

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Sebastiano restoration nominated for award

June - Adoration of the Shepherds

The Fitzwilliam has been shortlisted for the Museum and Heritage Awards 2017.

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Virgin and Child, attributed to Pietro di Niccolò da Orvieto

New Fitzwilliam Museum conservation blog

Read behind the scenes stories from Conservators, Technicians, Conservation Scientists and Collections Care experts, working on the rich collections of the Museum.

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