skip to content

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00 - 17:00
 

FREE ADMISSION

Coins & Medals

Checklist of Coin Hoards from the British Isles, c.450-1180

The Checklist of Coin Hoards from the British Isles, c. 450-1180, maintains a comprehensive list of hoards from the Anglo-Saxon period, Norman and early Plantagenet periods.

Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles

The British Sylloge project was first promoted in the early 1950s by Christopher Blunt and other members of the British and Royal Numismatic Societies. The aim of the series is to publish detailed and fully illustrated catalogues of coins of the British Isles in British and foreign collections.

Medieval European Coinage

Medieval European Coinage is a major international work of reference for medieval numismatists, archaeologists and historians.

Ancient World

Death on the Nile: Uncovering the afterlife of ancient Egypt

  • The project examines every aspect of the Fitzwilliam Museum’s collection of coffins from ancient Egypt

 

Re-approaching Ancient Cyprus

Re-contextualizing and redisplaying the Fitzwilliam Museum’s collections of Ancient Cypriot artefacts

Material Cultures in Public Engagement

A collaborative project involving a network of European museums

African Combs

This project is multi-disciplinary and will combine new archaeological, anthropological and sociological research with community engagement.

The Lansdowne Relief

The Lansdowne Relief is the Department of Antiquity’s newest acquisition, although it has been on loan to the Museum since 2004 and on display in the Greek and Roman Gallery since 2010.

Rediscovering Greece and Rome

Between 2008 and 2010 the Fitzwilliam Museum's principal display of Greek and Roman art and archaeology was dismantled and completely re-installed.

Conserving Ancient Egypt

A conservation and technical investigation project accompanied the refurbishment of the Egyptian Galleries. It continued with additional objects for rotation into the displays and preparation for publication of the research.

Ancient Egypt Project

On 4 October 2004 the Egyptian Galleries at the Fitzwilliam Museum closed to allow a major project of renovation and redisplay to be carried out

Conservation and Collections Care

Death on the Nile: Uncovering the afterlife of ancient Egypt

  • The project examines every aspect of the Fitzwilliam Museum’s collection of coffins from ancient Egypt

 

The Lansdowne Relief

The Lansdowne Relief is the Department of Antiquity’s newest acquisition, although it has been on loan to the Museum since 2004 and on display in the Greek and Roman Gallery since 2010.

Conserving Ancient Egypt

A conservation and technical investigation project accompanied the refurbishment of the Egyptian Galleries. It continued with additional objects for rotation into the displays and preparation for publication of the research.

Paintings, Drawings & Prints

Degas: Practice and Process

Major exhibition and edited volume planned for 2017

Applied Arts

Clocks and Watches Documentation Project

A multiphase project to document, repair, research and display the Fitzwilliam’s outstanding collection of clocks and watches.

The Fitzwilliam 'Sheldon' Tapestries: Content, context and controversy

Dr Louis Clarke presented four small late sixteenth-century tapestry items to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge where he was formerly director. Three are furnishing items probably once part of a set of six cushions showing a narrative story.

Kangxi Chinese vases conservation

An incident in the Museum on Wednesday 25 January 2006 involving a member of the public resulted in damage to three huge oriental porcelain vases which had been on display for many decades.

Medieval Islamic Lustre Ware Pottery

Medieval lustre wares form a significant part of the Museum's Islamic pottery collection, currently being researched and recorded. A new technique called polynomial texture mapping is being used with selected objects. This enables viewing of an item on screen under varying light conditions in a way that previously was only possible by handling the object.

Manuscripts & Printed Books

Cambridge Illuminations Research Project

Since 2003, the Cambridge Illuminations team has been researching and cataloguing the 4000 illuminated Western manuscripts and incunabula at the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Cambridge Colleges. 

MINIARE: Manuscript Illumination: Non-Invasive Analysis, Research and Expertise

MINIARE is a cross-disciplinary project using advanced methods in the physical sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences to examine artists’ materials and techniques in illuminated manuscripts

Learning

Projects by Department