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

Following the Government announcement yesterday, museums and galleries in Cambridge will be closed to the public as part of a period of national restrictions for the foreseeable future. So, with great sadness, we will not be able to reopen as planned on 2 January 2021.  

In the meantime we encourage you to explore the Museum virtually. We are currently developing a new Beta website, and one feature you can explore is our collections online. We would very much welcome your feedback on this resource, and indeed on our Beta website. If you haven’t already done so, do take the opportunity to listen to our new podcast series, In My Mind's Eye: The Museum Explored. In this series, 5 well known artists and writers who know the Museum well, think about what happens when we can no longer access artworks directly. How do these art works continue to exist, in our memories and imaginations? How do they influence the art we ourselves might make? The series is available via all podcast aggregators, including Apple and Spotify. Simply search 'The Fitzwilliam Museum Podcast'.

Later in January, we will be launching virtual tours of our new exhibition ‘The Human Touch’, which we had hoped to open on 6 January, and a virtual series of events linked to the exhibition. We will be in touch with further details in the coming weeks.

Please look after yourselves and each other - we look forward to seeing you back in the Museum when we can.

With all best wishes for 2021!

Posted on : 
Thursday 24 December 2020