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The first annual theme at the Fitz explored through exhibitions, displays and events...

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Grandest gallery re-opens

The Fitz's grandest gallery has re-opened to the public after a refurbishment project lasting two years. The re-opening launched the new annual theme for exhibitions, and events for 2019/20 Sensual/Virtual.

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Elspeth Owen

Elspeth Owen: Unavoidable Knowledge

Ceramicist Elspeth Owen speaks about her work in a recording for Art Talks with Art Fund.

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Growing Networks: new botanical workshops

The Fitzwilliam has an exciting opportunity for curators of botanical works of art on paper.

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Stella Panayotova

The Macclesfield Psalter - back on display

The Macclesfield Psalter goes back on display as Dr Stella Panayotova leaves us to become Royal Librarian and Assistant Keeper of the Royal Archives.

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Fitzwilliam Museum

Road closures around the Museum – Saturday 6 July

This Saturday 6 July, approach the Fitzwilliam without cars on the road – as people would have done back in 1848 when the Museum opened.

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Rainbow flag

Flying the flag for Cambridge Pride

The Fitzwilliam Museum is very pleased to fly the flag in celebration of the first Cambridge Pride event this year.

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Nominate us for the Family Friendly Museum Award!

Nominations are now open for the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award 2019.

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The Beggars by James McNeill Whistler (1879-80) antique laid paper trimmed by the artist

Fitzwilliam focuses on Whistler's Palaces in the Night

Palaces in the Night, is the second exhibition of the Fitzwilliam’s collection of prints by James Abbott McNeill Whistler. 4 June – 8 Sept 2019.

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The poet John Keats (1795-1821) painted by Joseph Severn in watercolour on ivory, 1818 to 1819

Ode to a Nightingale: ‘My heart aches’

The Fitzwilliam’s autograph manuscript of Keats’ famous poem returns to Hampstead for bicentenary celebrations.

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