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November 2011

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Gallery 5 now open

Some of our most popular paintings are back on display. Enjoy works by famous French Impressionist artists such as Monet, Matisse, Cézanne, Degas and Renoir.

Talk, Wed 30 November:

French Impressions - The re-display of the 19th-century collections



Saturdays 12, 19 and 26 November

See Golden Age masterpieces staged live and caught on canvas in John Lewis Cambridge. 

Each work will be painted by East Anglia's own Vermeer, Stuart Catterson, an artist working in the style of old masters.

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Vermeer's Women: Secrets and Silence

To 15 January 2012

See extraordinary works by Johannes Vermeer and his 17th-century Dutch contemporaries.

Late opening:

Thur 24 November | 19.00 – 20.30. Click here for details.

**** "A joy" The Independent
**** "Vermeer’s Women had me rapt from the start" The Telegraph



Splendour and Power: Imperial Treasures from Vienna

To 8 January 2012

Spectacular Renaissance and Baroque treasures fashioned from precious metals, rare stones and exotic materials.

Study day ‘A Passion for the Precious’: Mon 14 November | 10.00 – 17.00. Click here for details.


Triumph, protection and dreams: The African headrest in context

To 21 January 2012

Used as pillows, hair protectors and status symbols, discover the history of headrests in Africa.


Work, rest and play: Women and children in prints after Chardin

To 4 March 2012

Look at the printmakers who interpreted Chardin's popular canvases into graphic art.


Special display: England and the Dutch Republic in the age of Vermeer

4 October - 1 April 2012

Coins and medals from the 17th-century.


 Flower Drawings: Redouté and his Pupils | To 20 November




Lunchtime talks take place at 13.15, for more information and locations visit our website.

Turkish Delights

Exploring the Ottoman Ceramic Collection

Wed 9 November

The art and craft of ivory carving in Baroque Europe

Thur 10 November

Indiana Jones in bloomers

The remarkable story of Agnes Smith Lewis, bible hunter and benefactor

Wed 16 November

Facing the Empire

Imperial portraits of the Yuan Dynasty

Thur 17 November

The rediscovery of Vermeer and the reception of genre painting

Fri 18 November

The Ripley Scroll unrolled: Alchemy and art in Renaissance Europe

Wed 23 November



To book an event tel: 01223 332904 or email:


Family First Saturday

Sat 5 November | 14.00 – 16.00

On the first Saturday of each month visit our Fitz Family Welcome Point and collect drawing materials, activities and trails.




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

Sundays | 13.15 - 14.00

La serva padrona - Opera buffa by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Umberto Christopher Dollins & Serpina Madeline Claire de Berrié

6 November

Cambridge Chamber Ensemble

Stephen Foster viola, Sarah Whitworth clarinet, Hisayo Shimizu piano

Mozart, Schubert

13 November

Le Petit Orchestre

Helen Kruger violin/director, Kate Maccaboy soprano

Handel, Bach, Vivaldi

20 November

Jessica Lawrence-Hares soprano & Patrick Hemmerlé piano

Alma Mahler, Szymanowski, Duparc

27 November


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Image credits

Banner: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841 – 1919),La Place Clichy © The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

1. Claude Monet (1840 – 1926), Springtime © The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

2. Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), The Lacemaker (detail), c.1669-70, Musée du Louvre, Paris, © Réunion des Musées Nationaux/ Gérard Blot.

3. Pieter de Hooch, The Courtyard of a House in Delft c.1658 © National Gallery, London

4. Venus and Cupid Sleeping on a Shell, att. Giovanni Ambrogio Miseroni (1551-1616) Milan, late 16th century © Private Collection

Lunchtime talks (image 1):  Ivory cup, Bernhard Strauss, Augsburg, c. 1660/1670, ivory © Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

All other images © The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge