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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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Museum in a Box: collection of objects including a postcard and a 3D printed miniature depicting the Greek god Zeus

Creative Economy Fellowships

AHRC-funded Fitzwilliam Museum research fellows build innovative new partnerships.

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Easter at the Fitzwilliam

This Easter the Fitzwilliam has a variety of exhibitions and free family resources for you to pick up and enjoy.

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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

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 focuses on the prints of Whistler

Our major show, Whistler & Nature closed on 17 March, 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

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

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

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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