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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Exhibitions

Still life painting in progress

Sharpening Perceptions: How to copy a masterpiece

An exhibition of copies of paintings in The Fitzwilliam Museum made by students at the Hamilton Kerr Institute as part of their training to become painting conservators. The copies will be displayed alongside the original paintings. They are not intended to look the same as the original but to show how it was made, with areas of bare canvas or panel, priming layers and drawing.

04/02/2020 to 10/01/2021

Free

Displays

Dish

Design Evolution: Highlights from the Keatley Trust Collection

This display highlights some of the outstanding pieces of decorative art on loan to the Museum from the Keatley Trust.

02/01/2019 to 03/01/2021

Free

Manuscript cutting

Cuttings: Manuscript fragments on the loose!

A display of five cuttings from dismembered manuscripts. After the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, religious houses across Europe sold off their treasures, including illuminated books. As it was often easier to sell individual pages or details than entire books, these manuscripts were frequently disassembled and pages sold separately.

28/02/2020 to 30/09/2020

Free

Action 125 (2011) Reza Aramesh

Sensual/Virtual: Two Coloured Sculptures

A new juxtaposing display in the Octagon Gallery of two sculptures which features two hyperreal male figures: St Sebastian (1530s) by Renaissance artist Alonso Berruguete and Action 125 (2011) by contemporary artist Reza Aramesh. Open until 25 October 2020. 

20/08/2020 to 25/10/2020

Free

Adult Workshops

Paint

Virtual MUSE

Join in our Virtual MUSE workshops to access films, helping you get creative with a variety of self-led activities. New activities are added regularly and you can take part any time.
> Online resources

15/06/2020 to 31/12/2020

Free

Tour

Tour group

Guided Tour

CANCELLED
In the light of the developing situation with the spread of COVID-19 we have taken the decision to cancel this event. This is not a decision we have taken lightly but our priorities have to be the welfare of our visitors, our staff and their loved ones.

05/04/2014 to 07/04/2024

14:30 to 15:30

Family Activities

Brushes

Discover Arts Award

Ages 5+

Want to get creative? The Discover Arts Award is a great chance to make art, discover artists who enthuse you and share your artwork with family and friends, using The Fitzwilliam Museum and other UCM collections as inspiration.
> Digital Discover Arts Award

15/07/2020 to 31/12/2020

Free

for Young People

Pencils and scissors

Virtual ReSource & MAKE!

11 - 18 yrs

Join in our virtual Resource and MAKE! workshops to access artist-led films, helping you get creative with a variety of self-led activities (you can join in any time).
> Online resources

15/06/2020 to 31/12/2020

Free

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