eNews: June 2011

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Stuck for something to do this half-term? Join the Fitz for activities, kits and workshops!


Bugs in Art

Look for bugs in the Museum’s paintings. Ages 8+, £5 per child. Booking Essential

Tue 31 May | 10:30 - 12:30

Free drop-in events

Drawing together

Drawing at the Museum for all ages.

Wed 1 June | 12:00 - 16:00

Family First Saturday

Activities and trails throughout the Museum.

Sat 4 June | 14:00 - 16:00

Available every day from both entrance desks:

Fitz Kits

Games and puzzles to take you on a journey around the Museum

Gallery Trails

Explore amazing lands and far off places on a journey of discovery through the galleries




Italian Drawings: Highlights from the Collection

To 10 July

Explore the work of da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian and more, with this exhibition celebrating the Fitzwilliam's outstanding collection of Italian drawings from the Renaissance to the 20th-century.


Italian Etchings: The Draughtsman's Print

To 29 August

Complementing Italian Drawings, see etchings by 16th to 18th-century artists including Parmigianino, Guido Reni, Giambattista Tiepolo and Canaletto.


Treasure Under Your Feet

To 4 September

A Bronze-Age torc, a Tudor jewel, Viking hack-silver and gold coins of the Civil War. Discover the story of East of England finds that have helped us understand the lives of our ancestors.



All talks are FREE but space may be limited. Admission is by token, available from the Courtyard Entrance from 12.45 on the day of the talk. For information and locations of talks visit our website.

In search of a masterpiece

Wed 1 June | 13.15 - 14.00

With Christopher Lloyd - Author and President of NADFAS

Cubism in Context

Wed 8 June  | 13.15 - 14.00

Masterpieces in Metal: The Bronze Sculpture in Gallery 1

Wed 22 June | 13.15 - 14.00

Art Speak

Tue 14 June | 13.15 - 14.00

Just turn up and enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art.


Insights: Discussions

Thur 30 June | 13.15 – 13.45

Enjoy an illustrative discussion about a drawing, watercolour or print from the collection not normally on public display. FREE but book



Promenade Concerts

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

Sundays | 13.15

The Morley Consort of Voices

5 June

Joanna Innes-Hopkins & Daisy Bevan  Sopranos
Helen Burn  Alto, Andrew Weeks  Bass
Djinh Hector & Alan Howard  Tenors
Peter Aston  Director

Morley, Weelkes, Monteverdi, Passereau, Debussy

Schumann, Rachmaninov

12 June

Cara Berridge  Cello
Elizabeth Burgess  Piano




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

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