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Dr Timothy Potts appointed to succeed Duncan Robinson as Director from 1 January 2008

1 June 2007

Duncan Robinson, who has been Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum since 1995, will retire at the end of August. Mr Robinson will be succeeded by Dr Timothy Potts who is currently the Director of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr Potts will take up his new post on 1 January 2008 and Duncan Robinson has kindly agreed to remain in post as Director until then.

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Launch of new legacy brochure

23 March 2007

The Fitzwilliam is pleased to announce the launch of a new brochure which explains how legacies can be used to support the work of the Museum for the benefit of future generations. Included are details of how bequests may support education, conservation, research and acquisitions, together with information on different ways of including the Museum in your Will.

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Inspiration and Support for Art GCSE and A Level Students

5 January 2007

Throughout February half-term, members of the Fitzwilliam Museum Education team will be available to give one-to-one advice to students preparing for art exams, helping them to research their theme by revealing the wealth of ideas and inspiration in the work of other artists.

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Identity Matters - Black History Month at The Fitzwilliam Museum

18 October 2006

A programme of events for Black History Month October 2006 at The Fitzwilliam Museum includes a gallery trail and talks

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New Autumn exhibitions put word, image and theatre in the spotlight

18 October 2006

Literature, art and theatre take centre stage in two fascinating new exhibitions at The Fitzwilliam Museum this autumn. Literary Circles: Artist, author, word and image in Britain 1800-1920 explores the complex relationships that developed between art and literature, and between artists and writers, in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Britain. Chasing Happiness: Maurice Maeterlinck, The Blue Bird and England extends the dialogue between text and image into theatre through the display of captivating stage sets for Maeterlinck’s The Blue Bird, one of the most popular and celebrated theatrical productions of the Edwardian era.

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Museum’s Head of Education awarded OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

30 June 2006

The Fitzwilliam Museum’s Head of Education has been honoured with an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday...

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Chinese vases conservation plans unveiled

31 March 2006

Three monumental Chinese porcelain vases damaged in January whilst on display are entering the long and complex process of conservation.

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Accident involving Chinese porcelain vases

7 February 2006

An accident in the Museum on Wednesday 25 January involving a member of the public resulted in damage to three oriental porcelain vases which had been on display for many decades.

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Ecorche Horse

29 November 2005

A Fine and rare large bronze

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Fitzwilliam Museum Courtyard Building shortlisted for prestigious RIBA Awards

1 June 2005

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA East) has announced that 14 innovative local...

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