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Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00 - 17:00
Closed Good Friday, 24-26 & 31 December and 1 January
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View our What's On: January - April booklet online.

 

Lunchtime Concerts

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

Musicians

Music for cello and piano

Robinson College Chapel

Joshua Lynch (cello) and Sally Halsey (piano) perform Beethoven's Sonata in G minor and Saint-Saens' Sonata No 2 for Cello and Piano.

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

Lunchtime Talks

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

Adult Workshops

Landscape

The Library Presents: Whistler watercolour workshops

Cambourne Library

Join artist Caroline Wendling for an adult watercolour workshop, organised by The Fitzwilliam Museum, exploring Whistler’s watercolour techniques inspired by the Whistler & Nature exhibition.

14/03/2019

10:00 to 12:00

£5 (£2.50 concessions)

Landscape

The Library Presents: Whistler watercolour workshops

Whittlesey Library

Join artist Caroline Wendling for an adult watercolour workshop, organised by The Fitzwilliam Museum, exploring Whistler’s watercolour techniques inspired by the Whistler & Nature exhibition.

28/03/2019

14:00 to 16:00

£5 (£2.50 concessions)

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.

29/03/2019

10:15 to 12:00

£10

Gold coin

MUSE

Discover new ways of working at this artist led workshop.

Find out more about the intriguing world of Tudor and Stuart England through coins and medals, and make your own graphite images of portraits and power in the Studio.

26/04/2019

10:15 to 12:00

£10

Talks and Events

Bridging Binaries: Pilot LGBTQ+ Tours

From same- sex behaviour among penguins to eroticism in the ancient world, explore the spectrum of identities that exist across time, place and culture in Cambridge collections. Join our volunteer guides to discover their personal selection of fascinating stories of non-normative gender and sexual identities through a range of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-related objects.

23/02/2019

11:00 to 11:45

Free

Bridging Binaries: Pilot LGBTQ+ Tours

From same- sex behaviour among penguins to eroticism in the ancient world, explore the spectrum of identities that exist across time, place and culture in Cambridge collections. Join our volunteer guides to discover their personal selection of fascinating stories of non-normative gender and sexual identities through a range of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-related objects.

24/02/2019

13:00 to 13:45

Free

Whistler nocturne

Early morning guided tours of Whistler & Nature

A private guided tour of the Whistler & Nature exhibition for individuals and groups, up to 20
people at each session, before the Museum opens.

26/02/2019

09:15 to 10:00

£13.50

Bronze sculpture

Handling session for blind and partially sighted adults: Beautiful bronze

Join Dr Victoria Avery, Keeper of Applied Arts, for a talk on the exhibition Collecting and Giving, followed by a discussion and behind-the-scenes handling session of beautiful bronze sculpture.

27/02/2019

14:00 to 15:30

Free

Hand made sculpture

Creative workshop #3 for blind and partially sighted adults: Sculpting from nature

Join artist Sally Todd for this creative session inspired by the organic, often abstract sculptures of Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. Visit examples of their work in the Museum and explore the forms and the materials that inspired them through touch and audio description; using these ideas, join Sally in the Studio to create sculptures from nature.

03/03/2019

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Battersea Reach

Whistler, nature and science

The Anglo-American James McNeill Whistler is one of the world’s best known 19th-century artists. Less well known is the interaction of nature and science in his work and thought. This study day on 11 March begins with a guided tour around the exhibition Whistler & Nature with the art historian who conceived the show, Dr Patricia de Montfort from Glasgow University, and Prof. Clare A.P. Willsdon (also of Glasgow University), who contributed to the exhibition book.

11/03/2019

10:00 to 16:30

£12.50 Includes tea or coffee on arrival, lunch and afternoon tea

Tour tour

Handling session for blind and partially sighted adults: Gods and mortals from Greece and Rome

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Join Educators Jennie Thornber and Jacqui Strawbridge on a touch tour of classical casts - get hands on with life-sized statues and hear stories from ancient Greece and Rome.

03/04/2019

14:00 to 15:30

Free

Music

Musicians

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 06/04/2020

14:30 to 15:30

Family Activities

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

Musical notes

It’s musical magic

2 – 5 yrs

Whistler heard music as he drew and looked at pictures. We will too! Together with musicians from the Academy of Ancient Music, we will explore what Whistler’s paintings might sound like, and create our own musical artworks for the instrumentalists to play.

05/03/2019

10:00 to 11:30

£4 per child

Children with instruments

Baby musical magic

0 - 2 yrs

Explore the Whistler exhibition through music and sound, and be inspired to create musical art together with instrumentalists from the Academy of Ancient Music.

06/03/2019

10:00 to 11:30

£4 per child

Botanical print

Plant journeys

2 – 5 yrs

Join us to explore the fascinating journeys made by plants – on their own and with help from humans – and see how they have inspired artworks in our collection. Then create your own mini garden using plants from around the world. This event is a collaboration with Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

13/03/2019

10:00 to 11:30

Free

Botanical print

Plant journeys

2 – 5 yrs

Join us to explore the fascinating journeys made by plants – on their own and with help from humans – and see how they have inspired artworks in our collection. Then create your own mini garden using plants from around the world. This event is a collaboration with Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

13/03/2019

13:00 to 14:30

Free

Basket on a beach

Science in art

8 – 12 yrs

Join artist Kelly Briggs to explore how the natural disintegration of artefacts can become inspiration for new artworks.

23/03/2019

10:30 to 12:30

£8 per child

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

Gold coin

Making faces

5 – 7 yrs

Look at powerful people on coins in the exhibition Making a Nation. Then create your own 3D response in the Studio.

13/04/2019

10:30 to 12:30

£8 per child

for Young People

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

Sketching

Portfolio review

15 - 19 yrs

Book a 20-minute slot with the Deputy Head of Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University, to review your portfolio and talk about art courses and career ideas. Parents and teachers welcome.

22/02/2019

11:00 to 13:00

Free

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

Ask the artist

15 - 19 yrs

Artist Iona McCuaig, Royal College of Art MA graduate, and Hannah Kershaw, Fitzwilliam Museum Exhibitions Coordinator, will be available for an informal Q&A. If you are interested in establishing yourself as a designer and maker or pursuing a career in museums and galleries this is the perfect opportunity to find out more about their journeys.

22/02/2019

11:30 to 12:30

Free

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

Working with clay

ReSource: Clay works

13 - 18 yrs

When is a pot a sculpture? Explore art in clay with sculptor Susie Olczak. Make your own piece and embellish with marks based on the surfaces of pieces you have observed in our collection. Please bring a sturdy container to take your clay work home with you.

16/03/2019

11:00 to 13:00

£5

Clay figure

Make! Clay create

11 - 13 yrs

Clay is a wonderful material to work with. Look at the ceramics in our collection with sculptor Susie Olczak to inspire your own clay work. Experiment with surfaces to add marks and textures into your own creations. Please bring a sturdy container to take your clay work home with you.

16/03/2019

14:00 to 16:00

£5

Bronze Arts Award in a week!

11 - 14 yrs

Work with artists and experiment with materials to create your own artworks inspired by collections at the Museum, and present them in a mini-exhibition at the end of the week.

09/04/2019

10:15 to 15:00

£85 (4 day course)

Bronze Arts Award in a week!

11 - 14 yrs

Work with artists and experiment with materials to create your own artworks inspired by collections at the Museum, and present them in a mini-exhibition at the end of the week.

10/04/2019

10:15 to 15:00

£85 (4 day course)

Bronze Arts Award in a week!

11 - 14 yrs

Work with artists and experiment with materials to create your own artworks inspired by collections at the Museum, and present them in a mini-exhibition at the end of the week.

11/04/2019

10:15 to 15:00

£85 (4 day course)

Bronze Arts Award in a week!

11 - 14 yrs

Work with artists and experiment with materials to create your own artworks inspired by collections at the Museum, and present them in a mini-exhibition at the end of the week.

12/04/2019

10:15 to 15:00

£85 (4 day course)

Gold coin

ReSource: Kerrching!

13 - 18 yrs

How do you make your face a symbol of power? Put it on a coin! Get up close to the Tudors and Stuarts in the exhibition Making a Nation, then use contemporary material and your imagination to create your own art currency with guest artist Iona McCuaig, in the Studio.

20/04/2019

11:00 to 13:00

£5

Gold coin

Make! Money, money, money

11 - 13 yrs

Ever wanted to make your own money? Visit the exhibition Making a Nation to find out how money was made in the Tudor and Stuart era, then work in the Studio to create your own art currency with guest artist Iona McCuaig.

20/04/2019

14:00 to 16:00

£5

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