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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

Coffin

Reused coffins from ancient Egypt: Tomb robbery or recycling of materials?

A talk with Helen Strudwick, Associate Curator, Egyptian Antiquities.

21/11/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Hand drawn female figure

Virginia Woolf: The Curator’s perspective

A talk with Laura Smith, Curator, Whitechapel Gallery, and Exhibition Curator.

28/11/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Vintage photograph

The odd couple: Virginia Woolf and Rupert Brooke

A talk with Dr Claire Nicholson, Chair, Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain.

05/12/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Rossetti drawing of a lady

An introduction to the collection of Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor, and the exhibition Collecting and Giving

A talk with:
Jane Munro, Acting Assistant Director, Collections
Henrietta Ward, Assistant Keeper, Paintings Drawings and Prints
Julia Poole, Former Keeper, Applied Arts

12/12/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Art speak

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

18/12/2018

13:15 to 13:45

Free

Lunchtime Concerts

Instrumental Award Holders

Cambridge University Instrumental Award Holders

Pembroke College Old Library

The very best undergraduate chamber musicians perform Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 6 and Beethoven's Clarinet Trio Op 11.

25/11/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Adult Workshops

Photo print

MUSE

FULLY BOOKED

Discover new ways of working at this artist led workshop.

Explore Virginia Woolf: An exhibition inspired by her writings. Then back in the studio create your own response to the show using cyanatype, prepared photosensitive paper that creates simple effective photoprints, a technique used by some of the artists in the exhibition.

30/11/2018

10:15 to 12:00

£10

Handmade Christmas cards

Christmas crafts

FULLY BOOKED

Give your Christmas a personalised touch and join in with some friendly seasonal creative fun. Try your hand at making cards, tree decorations and table pieces. With a complementary mince pie or two and hot drink.

14/12/2018

10:15 to 12:00

£15 (£12 concessions and Friends)

Talks and Events

Figures in a landscape

This panel discussion looks at landscape and feminism, different ways of seeing, and how things carry hidden meanings at a time when Virginia Woolf was working within a network of writers, artists and intellectuals.

22/11/2018

17:30

Free

Flower painting

Creative workshop #3 for blind and partially sighted adults: The art of flowers

Join artist Sally Todd for this creative session inspired by the Museum’s magnificent collection of Dutch flower paintings. Visit
our Flower Gallery to learn more about the paintings, then work in clay and mixed media to explore the 3D form of some of the most popular blooms and create your own organic forms.

24/11/2018

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Virginia Woolf on Film: Kew Gardens with Orlando + Q&A

Arts Picturehouse

A collaboration between the Cambridge Film Trust and the Fitzwilliam Museum, this event explores the adaptation of Woolf’s texts for the cinema. The films will be followed by a post-screening discussion with Kew Gardens director Nick Cohen and actor Christina Carty, who plays Virginia Woolf in the short film, and has also appeared as the writer in Season 4 of the TV series Downton Abbey.

27/11/2018

18:00

General admission prices apply

Illustrated talk and book launch of “Winifred Lamb: Aegean Prehistorian and Museum Curator”

Winifred Lamb served as honorary keeper of Greek antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum from 1920 to 1958. She first met Sir Sydney Cockerell at the sale of the Hope antiquities at Christie’s in July 1917. 

28/11/2018

15:00

Free

Guided tour

Highlights tour of The Fitzwilliam Museum - Thank you to National Lottery players

An introductory tour of the Fitzwilliam Museum showing you some of our wonderful paintings, objects and architectural highlights.

04/12/2018

14:30

Free to National Lottery ticket holders

Guided tour

Highlights tour of The Fitzwilliam Museum - Thank you to National Lottery players

An introductory tour of the Fitzwilliam Museum showing you some of our wonderful paintings, objects and architectural highlights.

05/12/2018

14:30

Free to National Lottery ticket holders

Guided tour

Highlights tour of The Fitzwilliam Museum - Thank you to National Lottery players

An introductory tour of the Fitzwilliam Museum showing you some of our wonderful paintings, objects and architectural highlights.

06/12/2018

14:30

Free to National Lottery ticket holders

Guided tour

Highlights tour of The Fitzwilliam Museum - Thank you to National Lottery players

An introductory tour of the Fitzwilliam Museum showing you some of our wonderful paintings, objects and architectural highlights.

07/12/2018

14:30

Free to National Lottery ticket holders

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

Family First Saturday

Drop-in on the first Saturday of the month and join us for activities and art-making on the theme of finders keepers.

01/12/2018

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Polar clothes

Intrepid winter explorers

FULLY BOOKED

5 - 7 yrs

Handle objects from the Polar Museum and imagine what it would be like to adventure in some of the winter pictures in our collection - do you have what it takes?

08/12/2018

10:30 to 12:30

£8 per child

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

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