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Patrons – The Marlay Group

The Courtyard

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The Marlay Group was launched in 2003 as a way of establishing a special relationship for those committed individuals who would like to support the Museum.  Membership has grown to over 60 members, individuals and couples, each donating £1,000.

Charles Brinsley Marlay was a notable collector and benefactor of the Fitzwilliam whose bequest, received in 1912, comprised both works of art and funding for the Marlay Galleries, which opened in 1924. The principal objectives of this patrons group, which carries his name, is to generate continuing financial support for the particular needs of the Museum. The Group has already contributed substantially to essential capital projects, temporary exhibitions and conservation.

Activities enjoyed by members include the following:

  • Invitations to functions at the Fitzwilliam
  • Behind-the-scenes visits with talks by curators
  • Private visits to other collections
  • An annual overseas study trip
  • Annual Director’s dinner
  • Annual Marlay member’s lecture
If you would like further information please contact:

Sue Rhodes, Development Officer
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge CB2 1RB
Tel: 01223 332939
Fax: 01223 332923
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