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Detail from ceramic fish dish

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August 2012



kneeling figures

To 11 November 2012

With the start of the Olympic games we look forward to seeing even more people enjoy this blockbuster exhibition, which is part of the London 2012 Festival. The exhibition features the largest and most important collection of artefacts to ever travel outside of China. See over 350 ancient treasures from the tombs of two rival power factions and learn about their quest for immortality.

“Must see exhibit at @FitzMuseum_UK #Cambridge: Tomb Treasures of Han China.”

“Visited The Search for Immortality: Tomb Treasures of Han China exhibition @FitzMuseum_UK could not believe no queue, how great & #FREE”


For full details of all shows and displays please visit the exhibitions page on our website

 Earthenware bowl

Engraving by Albrecht Durer

Ceramic art, craft and tales from Medieval Cyprus

To 23 October

An exhibition of brilliantly coloured ceramics from Medieval Cyprus, together with related items from the Fitzwilliam Museum's own collection.

Designed to Impress: Highlights from the print collection

To 7 October 2012

Enjoy masterpieces by some of the greatest Old Master printmakers, including Rembrandt and Dürer, alongside prints by later artists such as Degas and Picasso.

 Picture of edgelands by George Shaw

Sculpture by Peter Randall-Page

Edgelands – Prints by George Shaw and Michael Landy

To 23 September 2012

Discover the ‘Edgelands’ of George Shaw and Michael Landy. The uncertain and overlooked zone, neither city nor countryside, lingering on the urban edge.

2012 Sculpture Promenade

To January 2013

See incredible monumental and intricate sculptures by three internationally renowned contemporary sculptors; Helaine Blumenfeld, Peter Randall-Page and Kan Yasuda.


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From roots to relaxers

Sat 11 August , 14.00 – 16.00

Find out about afro hair, what’s best to use on it, and how best to style. Bring along afro combs/brushes, if you have any, tell us about them and have the opportunity to become part of a special 2013 exhibition at the museum.

 Hair styling


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Image credits

Banner: Dish © The Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia

1. Dish © The Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia

2. Detail from exhibition gallery 1 in The Search for Immortality: Tomb Treasures of Han China

3. Cypriot earthenware bowl © Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

4. Albrecht Dürer 1471-1528, Nemesis (detail), engraving, c.1501-2, given by Arthur W. Young 1934, image © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

5. George Shaw (born 1966), Twelve Short Walks 5 (detail), 2005 © George Shaw and Paragon Press. Acquired with the help of the Art Fund

6. Peter Randall-Page, Theme and Variation I, II, II, image © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

7. Hair styling