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XRF analysis of an illuminated manuscript at The Fitzwilliam Museum

Heritage science investment to unveil secrets of Cambridge University collections

Funding was secured for our Cambridge Heritage Science Hub (CHERISH) application.

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Snowy landscape at Eragny with an apple tree (1895) Camille Pissarro

Our Winter Hours

Following the Government announcement, we will be closed to the public as part of a period of national restrictions for the foreseeable future.

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Deputy Directors - Karen Livingstone & Dr Neal Spencer

Welcome to our two new Deputy Directors

Appointment of two new Deputy Directors heralds period of transformational change.

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The Fitzwilliam Railings

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

An update from our Director, Luke Syson.

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David Scrase, photo by Frédérick, September 1994

David Scrase (15 March 1949 - 31 October 2020)

An appreciation of our dear colleague and friend...

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In My Minds Eye Podcast

New Podcast Series: In My Mind's Eye

We invited 5 artists and writers to think about what happens when we can no longer access artworks directly.

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Feast & Fast Tablescape

Runner up in VC’s Awards for Research Impact and Engagement 2020

Feast & Fast are the runners up for Vice Chancellor's Collaboration Award 2020.

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Gallery 3 Re-opening October 2019, before face coverings, social distancing © Martin Bond 2010-2019

Welcome students!

Book your free ticket and visit us this month.

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Candy Lady (pair, 2020) Shawanda Corbett © Shawanda Corbett

Shawanda Corbett Acquisition

We have a new sculptural acquisition of a pair of ceramic vessels, Candy Lady, by Shawanda Corbett.

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A capriccio ruined building by the coast, with figures, Francesco Guardi (1712-1793)

The Fitzwilliam acquires three important paintings

Two portraits of young boys by Adriaen van Ostade and an imaginary Italianate coastal view by Francesco Guardi.

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