eNews: June 2010

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To book an event, telephone 01223 332904 or email



21st Century Engraved Glass

15 June – 15 August

This new exhibition presents a selection of the finest contemporary glass engraving, showcasing the artistry of the Guild of Glass Engravers and exploring the sheer diversity of engraving techniques - from pre-Roman to modern methods.

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Talks and demonstrations

Hear expert engravers discuss their work and see the craft in action with these talks followed by live demonstrations:

Saturday 26 June | 13.15-14.15
A Sense of Place: Glass Engraving
Followed by demonstration 14.30-16.30

Saturday 31 July | 13.15-14.15
Glass Engraving: The 20th Century Revival
Followed by demonstration 14.30-16.30

 21st Century Engraved Glass





 Maggi Hambling, Summer Wave Crashing

Maggi Hambling: The Wave

Until 8 August 2010

A powerful series of large-scale paintings by one of Britain's most distinguished contemporary artists

Gifts of the Ebb Tide: Japan and the sea in Ukiyo-e Prints

Until 15 August

Woodcut prints and books from 18th and 19th century Japan celebrating the nation's bond with the sea that surrounds it

Prized Possessions: Lord Fitzwilliam's Album of Prints after Adam Elsheimer

Until 26 September

Atmospheric prints from the Founder Lord Fitzwilliam's own album inspired by the  paintings of Adam Elsheimer


All talks are FREE but space may be limited. For information and locations of talks visit our website.

The Allure of Elsheimer

Wednesday 2 June | 13.15

Maggi Hambling: The Wave

Friday 4 June | 13.15
With Maggi Hambling, artist

The Chesterton Lane Treasure

Wednesday 9 June | 13.15

The Grand Tour and the Fitz: Classical Collecting in 18th-Century England

Wednesday 16 June | 13.15

Japanese Waves

Wednesday 23 June | 13.15

 Chesteron Lane Coin Hoard



To book an event, telephone 01223 332904 or email

 Japanese Fan


Tuesday 15 June | 13.15
Enjoy half an hour of looking at and talking about art, led by members of the Museum's Education team
FREE, no booking required

Fabulous Fans

Saturday 19 June | 10.30 – 16.00
Get inspiration from the collection before working with Chinese painting materials and learning specialist techniques
£20 (£18 conc.), booking essential

Writing Lives: Jackie Kay

Wednesday 30 June | 18:30 - 20:30
Hear this acclaimed author talk about her much anticipated new book Red Dust Road
Tickets £9 (£7 conc.), booking essential: tel 01223 703520 or email dawn.coleman@cambridgeshire.gov.uk




Drawing Together

Wednesday 2 June |10.00 - 16.00
All ages: drop in and draw at the Museum
FREE, no booking required

Perceptions of Women: Jordan, St Mary and Me

Thursday 3 June | 10.00 – 14.00
Ages 14+: compare representations of women in today’s magazines to those in the Fitzwilliam’s collection, and design your own magazine cover
FREE, booking essential

Forces of Nature

Friday 4 June | 11.00 – 13.00
Ages 8+: get inspired by Gifts of the Ebb Tide's sea creatures and ghosts, and try out our new printing press
£6 per child, booking essential

 Family events

Family First Saturdays

Saturday 5 June | 14.00-16.00
Travel back in time to Ancient Greece and discover gods and heroes
FREE, no booking required

Making Waves

Saturday 12 June | 11.00 – 13.00
Ages 8+: An oil painting workshop inspired by Maggi Hambling: The Wave
£10 per child including canvas and painting materials



Sunday Promenade Concerts

Enjoy free music recitals in the beautiful surroundings of the Museum's galleries.

Sunday 6 June | 13.15-14.00
The Del Mar Piano Trio
Debussy, Beamish, Rachmaninov


For full details of all events and workshops, visit our website at www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk




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