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Detail of the mummy board of Nespawershefyt, a supervisor of craftsmen’s workshops and temple scribes Thebes (c. 1000 BC)

Egyptian Coffins Project

21 March 2019

The Fitzwilliam Museum shares the results of its in-depth study of its ancient Egyptian coffins collection in a new website.

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Image: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), Nocturne: The River at Battersea, 1878

The Fitzwilliam focusses on the prints of Whistler

11 March 2019

Our major show, Whistler & Nature closes next week, but there are still plenty of opportunities to connect with James McNeil Whistler at the Fitzwilliam.

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Runners and spectators

Road closures around the Museum for Sunday’s half marathon

26 February 2019

This Sunday 3 March the Cambridge Half Marathon will go through the city and there will be a number of road closures and diversions in place.

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Children at the Fitzwilliam Museum

February half term week at the Fitzwilliam 2019

6 February 2019

Free activities during half term, including Twilight at the Museums, SOURCE sessions for art students, Fitz Kits for the very young, and exhibitions and displays for all.

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Young boy peering into a display case

Display in Gallery 21 shows evidence of Eddington's prehistoric and Roman past

28 January 2019

Mosaic floor fragments, a highly decorated Roman ceramic container and a toilet spoon are amongst the objects on display that have been found by the CAU.

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Christmas baubles

Christmas at the Fitzwilliam

19 December 2018

Open: 27-29 December 10.00 – 17.00 & 30 December 12.00 – 17.00 • Closed: 24-26, 31 December & 1 January • Treat yourself to some culture, seasonal shopping, food and drink...

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Portrait of Giovanni Belzoni, donated to the Fitzwilliam

4 December 2018

A portrait of Giovanni Belzoni, alongside Thomas Gainsborough's portrait of Gertrude Leveson-Gower, Duchess of Bedford have been donated to the Fitz.

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Advent Calendar on Facebook and Twitter 2018

4 December 2018

Christmas is a time for giving and in our 2018 social media advent calendar we are celebrating gifts that have been made to the Museum.

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Rossetti drawing bought in second-hand bookshop for £75 on display

29 November 2018

The chalk drawing by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, will go on display in ‘Collecting and Giving: Highlights from the Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest’.

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Shop products

Museum Shop Sunday: 25 November

15 November 2018

Join us for Museum Shop Sunday, with some enticing offers on one of the best Christmas shopping weekends of the year.

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