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Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00 - 17:00
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View our What's On: September-December booklet online.

 

Lunchtime Talks

Art speak

Drop-in and enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art.

18/12/2018

13:15 to 13:45

Free

Coin

Coinage in the Kingdom of Jerusalem and its numismatic legacy

A talk with Dr Richard Kelleher, Assistant Keeper (Medieval and Modern), Coins and Medals.

16/01/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Pot

Colonisations and landscape successions: Later prehistoric and Roman North West Cambridge

A talk with Dr Chris Evans, Cambridge Archaeological Unit.

23/01/2019

Free

Art speak

Drop-in and enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art.

29/01/2019

13:15 to 13:45

Free | Drop-in

Troy

The Trojan War: Then and now

A talk with Dr Naoise Mac Sweeney, Associate Professor in Ancient History, University of Leicester.

30/01/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Main Entrance

A temple to marble: The Main Entrance landing restoration and new displays

A talk with Dr Victoria Avery, Keeper of Applied Arts.

06/02/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

The Attic inscriptions in The Fitzwilliam Museum

A talk with Prof. Stephen D. Lambert, Professor of Ancient Greek History and Epigraphy, Cardiff University.

13/02/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

How We got here

Artist Emma Smith shares the making of her new commission.

20/02/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Art speak

Drop-in and enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art.

26/02/2019

13:15 to 13:45

Free | Drop-in

Manuscript

Love and politics: A wedding gift for a medieval duchess

A talk with Dr Stella Panayotova, Keeper of Manuscripts and Printed Books.

27/02/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

The Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence

Enriching Collections: Recent acquisitions of prints and drawings 2009 – 2019

A talk with the Keepers of Paintings, Drawings and Prints.

06/03/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Boats

Whistler & Nature: Looking both ways from the industrial to the horticultural

A talk with Dr Patricia de Montfort, Curator, and Prof. Clare A P Willsdon, joint authors of the book which accompanies the exhibition.

13/03/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Miniature portrait

Small paintings, big discoveries: Recent research on Isaac Oliver’s miniatures

A talk with Dr Paola Ricciardi, Research Scientist.

20/03/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Art speak

Drop-in and enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art.

26/03/2019

13:15 to 13:45

Free | Drop-in

Dish

Design Evolution: Highlights from the Keatley Trust collection

A talk with Helen Ritchie, Research Assistant, Applied Arts, and display Curator.

27/03/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Islamic tile

Discovering Islamic geometric design

A talk with Eric Broug, author, educator and designer specialising in Islamic geometric design.

03/04/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Cooking

Lenten fasting and Easter feasting: The food of Easter in early modern Europe

A talk with Dr Victoria Avery, Keeper of Applied Arts, and Dr Melissa Calaresu, Director of Studies and Lecturer in History, University of Cambridge.

10/04/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Art speak

Drop-in and enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art.

23/04/2019

13:15 to 13:45

Free | Drop-in

Lunchtime Concerts

Musician

Music for piano

Robinson College Chapel

Piano recital with Victoria Royce.

20/01/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Singer

Songs for Sunday

Robinson College Chapel

With Alison Summers (soprano).

27/01/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Musicians

Cambridge Renaissance Ensemble

Robinson College Chapel

A mixed ensemble of soprano, winds, virginals and Renaissance harp performing Tudor consort music and songs by Byrd, Ferrabosco, White and others.

03/02/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Musicians

Cambridge University Instrumental Award Holders

Robinson College Chapel

Performances by the very best undergraduate chamber musicians. Programme includes works by Boccherini, Elgar, Villa-Lobos, Gounod, John Williams, Ravel, Piazolla, Saint-Saens.

10/02/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Musicians

Music for cello and guitar

Robinson College Chapel

With Charles Ellis (cello) and Ian Kelleher (guitar).

17/02/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Musicians

Music for violin and piano

Robinson College Chapel

Emmanuel Bach (violin) and Jenny Stern (piano) play a programme of works by Lera Auerbach and Debussy.

24/02/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Musician

Music for recorder and harpsichord

Robinson College Chapel

Maurizio Parisi will perform English and Italian Baroque music, with special emphasis on music by Nicola Matteis, the earliest notable Italian Baroque violinist and composer in London.

03/03/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Musicians

Classical songs

Robinson College Chapel

Chloe Beresford-Jones (soprano), Helen Groves (soprano) and Jill Morton (piano) perform Mendelssohn duets, Faure Barcarolle, Richard Rodney Bennett Songs Before Sleep and songs by Massenet. 

10/03/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Adult Workshops

Sea and rocks

MUSE

Discover new ways of working at this artist led workshop.

Take a sea and sky painting tour of the galleries. Afterwards learn how to create your own mixed media seascapes in pastel, chalk, paint and pen on paper.

12/12/2018 to 29/03/2019

10:15 to 12:00

£10

Music

Musical tour to three University of Cambridge Museums with Britten Sinfonia Academy

Museum of Zoology | Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology | The Fitzwilliam Museum

Join us for a family-friendly musical tour across the Fitzwilliam Museum, Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology and Museum of Zoology, with stories and music from cultures across the world performed by Britten Sinfonia Academy.

31/03/2019

12:30 to 16:00

Free | Drop-in

Tour

Guided Tour

Join a one hour guided tour of the Museum on Saturdays, or book a tour in advance for any visit for a group.

05/04/2014 to 06/04/2019

14:30 to 15:30

Family Activities

Children drawing

Family First Saturday

Drop-in on the first Saturday of the month and join us for activities and art-making on the theme of 'start with art'.

05/01/2019

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Chinese dragon

Family First Saturday

Drop-in on the first Saturday of the month and join us for activities and art-making on the theme of 'Chinese New Year'.

02/02/2019

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Daffodil

Family First Saturday

Drop-in on the first Saturday of the month and join us for activities and art-making on the theme of 'spring fling'.

02/03/2019

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Coin

Family First Saturday

Drop-in on the first Saturday of the month and join us for activities and art-making on the theme of 'coin it'.

06/04/2019

14:00 to 16:00

Free

for Young People

Rossetti drawing of a lady

ReSource: Who are you?

13 - 18 yrs

Draw from the portraits of people on display in Collecting and Giving: Highlights from the Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor bequest. Back in the studio join guest artist, Lucy Mazur, to create expressive faces from your imagination or from the Museum collection in conté - a soft drawing material similar to pastels.

15/12/2018

11:00 to 13:00

£5

Rossetti drawing of a lady

Make! Face up

11 - 13 yrs

Stuck drawing portraits? Practice in this workshop with guest artist, Lucy Mazur. Learn to draw faces from your imagination or from the Museum collection in conté - a soft drawing material similar to pastels. This studio session follows on from looking at the drawings of people on display in Collecting and Giving: Highlights from the Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor bequest.

15/12/2018

14:00 to 16:00

£5

Source

15 – 19 yrs

A specially designed programme of practical art workshops and gallery research for students preparing for their art exams, particularly GCSE, A Level, BTEC. Each day we offer free one-to-one advice, gallery tours and space in the Studio with guest artists and arts specialists.

16/02/2019

11:00 to 16:00

Free | Drop-in

Source

15 – 19 yrs

A specially designed programme of practical art workshops and gallery research for students preparing for their art exams, particularly GCSE, A Level, BTEC. Each day we offer free one-to-one advice, gallery tours and space in the Studio with guest artists and arts specialists.

19/02/2019

11:00 to 16:00

Free | Drop-in

Source

15 – 19 yrs

A specially designed programme of practical art workshops and gallery research for students preparing for their art exams, particularly GCSE, A Level, BTEC. Each day we offer free one-to-one advice, gallery tours and space in the Studio with guest artists and arts specialists.

20/02/2019

11:00 to 16:00

Free | Drop-in

Source

15 – 19 yrs

A specially designed programme of practical art workshops and gallery research for students preparing for their art exams, particularly GCSE, A Level, BTEC. Each day we offer free one-to-one advice, gallery tours and space in the Studio with guest artists and arts specialists.

21/02/2019

11:00 to 16:00

Free | Drop-in

Source

15 – 19 yrs

A specially designed programme of practical art workshops and gallery research for students preparing for their art exams, particularly GCSE, A Level, BTEC. Each day we offer free one-to-one advice, gallery tours and space in the Studio with guest artists and arts specialists.

22/02/2019

11:00 to 16:00

Free | Drop-in

Source

15 – 19 yrs

A specially designed programme of practical art workshops and gallery research for students preparing for their art exams, particularly GCSE, A Level, BTEC. Each day we offer free one-to-one advice, gallery tours and space in the Studio with guest artists and arts specialists.

23/02/2019

11:00 to 16:00

Free | Drop-in

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