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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Exhibitions

Sampler

Sampled Lives: Samplers from The Fitzwilliam Museum

Showcasing over 100 samplers from the Museum’s excellent but often unseen collection, this display highlights the importance of samplers as documentary evidence of past lives.

06/05/2017 to 13/01/2019

Free

Sculptural busts

Matt Smith's Flux: Parian unpacked

Who writes history? Whose histories define Britishness, and how does this change over time? Why do museums celebrate the lives of some people and ignore others?

Exploring themes of mass production, celebrity, colonialism and our notion of history, this impressive installation by ceramic artist and curator, Matt Smith, features over 100 sculptural Parian busts from the Glynn collection. Highlighting previously widely-celebrated 19th century figures, Matt challenges the traditional reading of these figures and their achievements.

06/03/2018 to 01/07/2018

Free

Valentines card

The Object of My Affection: stories of love from the Fitzwilliam collection

Love is very much in the air in this exhibition, which contains objects alive with the range of emotions that it commands; from admiration and affection, joy and passion, longing and despair, to insults, indifference, grief and remembrance.

30/01/2018 to 28/05/2018

Free

Lunchtime Talks

Medieval creature

Hide and seek: medieval creatures on the manuscript page

With Abigail L. Glen, Doctoral Candidate, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge.

07/03/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Displays

Henry Moore’s Hill Arches (1973)

See a monumental bronze sculpture by Henry Moore, titled Hill Arches, on loan to the Fitzwilliam Museum from the Henry Moore Foundation in Hertfordshire.

04/05/2016 to 31/12/2018

Free

The Frua-Valsecchi collection

Over the past fifty years, Francesca and Massimo Valsecchi have built up a remarkable collection of paintings, furniture, sculpture, glass and ceramics. This includes the renowned nude portrait of Patricia Preece by Stanley Spencer (Gallery 1), a Spanish 17th century polychrome wood sculpture of the Christ Child (Gallery 6), Art Nouveau Tiffany glass (Gallery 1) and an extremely rare Meissen porcelain vulture (Gallery 27)...

01/08/2016 to 30/12/2018

Free

Rodin sculpture

RA250 at the Fitz

The pick of our collection by seven Royal Academicians who have connections with Cambridge and the Fitz: Eileen Cooper RA, Stephen Chambers RA, Anne Desmet RA, Antony Gormley RA, Nigel Hall RA, Mali Morris RA and Eric Parry RA.

13/02/2018 to 31/12/2018

Free

Egyptian coffin portrait

Inspired by Civilisations

This display shows how two Greek vases and encaustic portraits, taken from their original context in ancient Egyptian coffins, relate to the BBC series Civilisations theme, and suggests ways in which the theme can be explored throughout the galleries of Antiquity in the Museum.

27/02/2018 to 06/05/2018

Free

Ancient script

Writing in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean

Discover a variety of ancient writing systems used in the eastern Mediterranean, including a famous bilingual inscription from Idalion, Cyprus.

16/01/2018 to 10/06/2018

Free

German emergency money

Inflation, Identity and Nationalism: German emergency money between the wars

Notgeld or ‘necessity money’ first appeared in Germany and Austria during the First World War as a consequence of the inflation caused by the war and a shortage of metal for coins.

27/02/2018 to 03/06/2018

Free

Cupid and Psyche sculpture

Love-themed ceramics from the J.W.L. Glaisher collection

A small group of love-themed objects from Glaisher's ceramic collection - selected to complement the display of a number of his valentines on show in Gallery 14.

30/01/2018 to 28/05/2018

Free

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

Baby magic

0 - 2 yrs

This gently structured session allows babies to discover aspects of our collection through sensory exploration of colour, shapes, texture, sounds and movement. Enjoy the galleries together and get creative in the studio.

07/03/2018

10:00 to 11:00

£3 per child

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