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January - April 2014

What’s On

Exhibitions and events

“East Anglia’s greatest treasure house”

A message from the Director

Eastern Daily Press

Housing almost half a million objects, the Fitzwilliam has an amazing variety of beautiful objects and art from around the world. See everything from Egyptian coffins to Impressionist masterpieces; illuminated manuscripts to Renaissance sculpture; rare coins to Asian arts. International exhibitions, events, music and workshops are held year round. Entrance to the Museum is free.

There is masses to see at the Fitzwilliam Museum this winter. Come inside, out of the cold and the rain and get to know our outstanding collections and take in three remarkable exhibitions. Our main offering this season is A world of private mystery: John Craxton RA (1922-2009) which explores the life-affirming vision of this little-known twentieth-century painter, a close friend of Lucien Freud, who abandoned the gloom of post-war Britain for the sun, sea and sailors of Crete. Downstairs, in four galleries, renowned potter, Edmund de Waal, explores the Fitzwilliam’s superb collections of ceramics, juxtaposing them with two major installations of his own work. And there is still time to catch The night of longing: Love and desire in Japanese prints, which draws upon the Fitzwilliam Museum’s fine collection


of Japanese woodcuts and books, ranging from poetic images of unrequited love to examples of the notorious shunga, depicting explicit scenes of sexual congress – many of them luxurious examples of virtuoso printmaking in their own right. Thankfully, Spring 2014 will see the completion of the building works at the Museum. The scaffolding will be struck to reveal the Museum’s magnificent Corinthian portico, designed by architect George Basevi in 1835, in all its opulent Neoclassical glory. Not only has the roof and stonework been repaired, but the rich plasterwork within the portico has been cleaned and consolidated – including the coffered ceiling and the lively frieze which runs around it, with its sculptures of wild animals, boys and dogs emerging from stylised

foliage. In addition, you will notice the improvement of exterior lighting, steps equipped with handrails, and the re-painting of the extraordinary prickly railings along Trumpington Street in their original livery of bronze, silver and gold. The Dutch Gallery and Charrington Print Room will also re-open early next year, following improvements to their climate control systems. Both galleries will be redecorated and have better lighting, and the Dutch Gallery will be rehung to incorporate a number of new or unfamiliar pictures – including one innocuous coastal scene that has been recently cleaned to reveal a depiction of a beached whale! If you are in London, don’t miss an exhibition of rare and thought-

provoking treasures from all eight of the University of Cambridge’s museums. Discoveries: Art, Science and Exploration will be on show at London’s Two Temple Place from 31 January – 27 April, 2014. It is an opportunity for London audiences to see such wonders as a magical statue from the Nicobar Islands, Stravinsky’s original score for Firebird, and a skeleton of an extinct Great Auk, as well as to gain recognition and support for the Cambridge Museums Partnership. Also anticipated to be released this Spring are two digital apps. Huntzz enables the user to answer clues to explore the Fitzwilliam Museum’s treasures. Whilst Culture Finder helps visitors to Cambridge discover and share the city’s wealth of cultural gems, including a myriad of works from


the Fitzwilliam and other University museums, as well as a variety of events. For more information about Culture Finder see http://camunivmuseums. culturefinder-cube/

Tim Knox Director

Front Cover: John Craxton (1922-2009), Still Life with Three Sailors, 1980-85 (detail) Private collection © The Artist’s Estate

Exhibition supported by

RealVNC The Marlay Group A world of private mystery: John Craxton, RA (1922 - 2009) Until 21 April 2014 • Mellon (13) A fresh retrospective on John Craxton - from his beginnings as a young hope of post-war British art, creating dark, meditative images of the natural world, to works of incredible vibrancy, light and colour from his later life in Crete. John Craxton is appreciated by connoisseurs as one of the great British artists of the 20th century; however, his work is not widely known to the public. This is the first exhibition to explore his whole life; arranged in the Fitzwilliam’s Mellon Gallery it features a carefully chosen selection of over sixty of Craxton's finest pictures illustrating the constant evolution of his painting. For complementary events see pages 7, 8, 10, 11, 14-18. 4

John Craxton (1922-2009), Head of an Aged Cretan, November 1948 (detail) © The Artist’s Estate

Until 23 February 2014 Galleries 26, 27, 28 & 33 Come and experience the visual drama of the intervention that renowned potter and Cambridge graduate, Edmund de Waal, has staged in four interconnected ground-floor galleries of the Museum. The re-curated spaces include two large-scale interventions. The first, a thousand hours, comprising hundreds of porcelain vessels encased in two slender vitrines is one of de Waal’s most ambitious creations to date and was the centrepiece of a major exhibition at the Alan Cristea Gallery in London. The second, yourself, you was specially commissioned for the Fitzwilliam’s Chinese Gallery. In addition, de Waal has selected porcelain items from the Museum’s permanent collections and placed them alongside objects from his residency in China, including poetry, photographs and letters. The exhibition will examine the history of white and what it is that fascinates de Waal about porcelain. For complementary events see pages 11, 17 & 18.



Edmund de Waal On White: Porcelain Stories from the Fitzwilliam

Exhibitions From root to tip: Botanical art in Britain


28 January – 11 May 2014 Shiba Gallery (14) This exhibition brings together a selection of watercolours from the Fitzwilliam’s outstanding collection of botanical art. It draws on over 300 years of work by both professional and amateur artists, tracing a history of flower drawing in Britain. Works on show date from the seventeenth century to present day. See finely executed watercolours by many well-known and influential artists, including Georg Dionusius Ehret, who settled in Britain in 1736, and William Henry Hunt. These are displayed alongside recently acquired pieces by contemporary artists such as Margaret Stones and Rebecca John. The exhibition shows how artists have depicted plants and flowers in glorious detail as both botanical specimens and as part of decorative arrangements.

The night of longing: Love and desire in Japanese prints Until 12 January 2014 Shiba Gallery (14) An exhibition of beautiful Japanese prints depicting lovers from literature and life in this exhibition of 40 prints and books of the Edo and Meiji periods (1600 – 1900). Featuring works by some of the most famous artists of the time, the displays explore how love and desire were presented and accepted in Japanese art. Prints range from chaste expressions of longing, through to prints of lovers during their most intimate moments. The exhibition is based on the collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Lucy Cust (active c.1815) Paeonia suffruticosa (detail) Bequeathed by Major the Hon. Henry Rogers Broughton, 2nd Lord Fairhaven, 1973


Lunchtime Talks

Enjoy a variety of free lunchtime talks by members of staff and guest speakers. Talks take place on Wednesdays from 13.15 – 14.00 in the Seminar Room (space may be limited), unless otherwise stated. Admission is by token, 1 per person, available at the Courtyard Entrance desk from 12.45 on the day of the talk. Induction loop available.

8 January & 5 March 13.15 & 14.15 Gallery 13

A personal tour of A world of private mystery: John Craxton, RA (1922-2009) Ian Collins Author of the biography John Craxton

15 January

How to make an Egyptian coffin Julie Dawson Senior Assistant Keeper (Conservation)

22 January

Poets in a landscape: The romantic spirit in British art from Blake and Palmer to Craxton Simon Martin Curator, Writer and Art Historian

29 January

12 March

Illuminations on the conservation of manuscript fragments

Stalking Egyptian blue: Making and investigating the 1st synthetic pigment

Sibel Ergener Conservation Intern (Manuscripts & Printed Books)

Jennifer Merchant & Abigail Graville, Conservators (Antiquities)

5 February Gallery 13

The art of John Craxton David Scrase Assistant Director and Curator of the John Craxton exhibition (Paintings, Drawings & Prints)

12 February

Discoveries at Two Temple Place: Taking the University of Cambridge Museums to London Lydia Hamlett Programme Curator at University of Cambridge Museums

Neubauerische Chronik of the Stadtarchiv NĂźrnberg, c.1616 (detail)


19 March

Beyond the page: Shedding (infrared) light on manuscript illuminations Paola Ricciardi Research Associate (Manuscripts & Printed Books)

Friday 21 March

Producing a good death: The craft of the premodern executioner Professor Joel F. Harrington, Vanderbilt University, with Professor Ulinka Rublack, University of Cambridge, and Dr Victoria Avery, Keeper of Applied Arts

Lunchtime Talks 26 March

30 April

On balance: What makes for “good composition” in a picture

Silk gloves and mangoes: What the well-to-do bought in 18th-century London, part 2

Josie Camus Artist and Gallery Educator

2 April

Elenor Ling Research Assistant (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

John Craxton and the art of Crete Associate Professor Maria Vassilaki University of Thessaly, and close friend of John Craxton

POUSSIN TALKS Tuesday 28 January 18.30 – 20.00 Galleries 3 & 4

Poussin and Raphael Join Professor Paul Joannides from the University of Cambridge for a slide lecture. Includes a reception and an opportunity to view Poussin’s work after the talk. FREE but booking essential, tel: 01223 332904 or email:

9 April

Saturday 22 February 14.00 Gallery 4

Collaboration and invention: Contemporary printmaking

Poussin, paint and perception

Kip Gresham The Print Studio, Cambridge

Helen Glanville Research Associate Hamilton Kerr Institute FREE

23 April

Putting Something of a relationship III into context David Reekie British glass sculptor

Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665), Extreme Unction, 1638-1640 (detail)


Special Events


DROP-IN SESSIONS Tuesdays 28 January, 25 February, 18 March, 15 April 13.15

Art Speak Enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art. Meet in the Courtyard Entrance. Friday 14 March 17.00 – 19.00 Saturday 15 March 14.00 – 16.00

Practice your Italian in these art and language events with Victoria Avery, Keeper of Applied Arts. In collaboration with La Dante Italian Cultural Centre, Cambridge. Booking essential tel: 01223 315191 or email: Fridays 14 March & 6 June 13.00 – 14.00

Conservation Conversations

Italian galleries highlight tour

Draw up a chair and meet an object! Items from across the University of Cambridge Museums will be visiting the Fitzwilliam, along with the people who investigate how they were made and why some of them change over time. See the clues we look for when examining an object and discuss the decisions we take about conservation.

Learn all about the highlight pieces of art (paintings, sculpture, furniture, maiolica and glass) in the Italian Galleries. £5 per person


Friday 23 May 13.00 – 14.00

Italian Renaissance objects handling session Enjoy a unique opportunity to handle beautiful examples of Italian Renaissance bronzes and maiolica from the Fitzwilliam Museum’s reserve collection, and learn all about how and why they were made. £5 per person

Late Openings Fridays 10 January & 14 March open until 20.00 See A world of private mystery: John Craxton, RA (1922-2009) after hours. FREE Friday 14 February open until 20.00 Enjoy an after hours viewing of A world of private mystery: John Craxton, RA (1922-2009), as well as a screening of the film Dhiava: The Autumn Journey, introduced by the film’s narrator, Tim Salmon.

Friday 11 April open until 20.00

Date tbc 18.00 –  20.00

A Taste of Greece

Writing Lives: Contemporary writers and biographers

Come and experience the Greek love of food and celebration, from the ancient past to present day, with special talks and activities, as well as food and music in our own Greek courtyard. Plus a final opportunity to see A world of private mystery: John Craxton, RA (1922-2009) after hours. FREE

Film starts at 18.00. Admission is by token, 1 per person, available at the Courtyard Entrance desk 30 minutes prior to start. Induction loop available.


Please use Courtyard Entrance for late openings.


An opportunity to view A world of private mystery: John Craxton, RA (19222009) after hours, with a talk from a guest author. For more information see £8.00 (£5.00 concessions and Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum), includes a glass of wine or soft drink. Tickets available from: 01223 332904 or email:

Adult Courses & Workshops

Booking Essential For further information and to book tel: 01223 332904 or email: unless otherwise stated

Saturday 18 January 14.00 –  16.00


Fridays • 10.15 –  13.00 17 January

Adult writing workshop


Take an afternoon tour of the John Craxton exhibition and enjoy a creative writing workshop in the Education Studio inspired by painting.

24 January Use paint and mixed media to interpret the Edmund de Waal exhibition


14 February

Love and lovers 14 March

Sculpture 11 April


£12 (£10 concessions and Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum)

Enjoy sketching? Join this friendly drawing group inspired by the Fitzwilliam exhibitions and collections, with a different focus every month. Bring your own sketchbook, pencils and ideas or borrow ours. This is not an artist led session.

Fridays • 10.15 –  12.00

28 February Work in colour with inspiration from the Craxton exhibition 28 March Pastels and paint inspired by the Arts of the 20th Century 25 April Egg tempera and Renaissance art Discover new ways of working at this artist led workshop inspired by the Fitzwilliam exhibitions and collections. Please note: places are limited to 15 and booking for each session opens on the first day of that month.

£5 per session

£10 per workshop

Pacing Horse, circa 1500-1530 Unknown Maker, Venetian


FREE drop-in events at a glance JANUARY 4 Sat

Drop-In Family First Saturday

14.00 – 16.00

Courtyard Entrance

8 Wed Talk

John Craxton exhibition tour

13.15 – 14.00

Gallery 13


John Craxton exhibition tour

14.15 – 15.00

Gallery 13

10 Fri

Drop-In Craxton late opening

15 Wed Talk

until 20.00

How to make an Egyptian coffin 13.15 – 14.00

Courtyard Entrance Seminar Room

19 Sun Music

Mozart, Brahms

13.15 – 14.00

Gallery 3

22 Wed Talk

Poets in a landscape

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

26 Sun Music

Eboracum Baroque

28 Tue

Drop-In Art Speak

29 Wed Talk

Conservation of manuscript fragments

13.15 – 14.00

Gallery 3

13.15 – 13.45

Courtyard Entrance

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

14.00 – 16.00

Courtyard Entrance


Drop-In Family First Saturday

2 Sun Music

Water and Image

13.15 – 14.00

Gallery 3

5 Wed Talk

The art of John Craxton

13.15 – 14.00

Gallery 13

9 Sun Music

Chamber music

13.15 – 14.00

Gallery 3

12 Wed Talk

Discoveries at Two Temple Place

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

14 Fri

Drop-In Craxton late + film screening

16 Sun Music

Vox Cantab

until 20.00

Courtyard Entrance

13.15 – 14.00

Gallery 3

19 Wed Drop-In Twilight at the Museums

16.30 – 20.30

Camb. Museums

Drop-In Drawing Together

12.00 – 14.00

Courtyard Entrance

22 Tue


23 Sun Music 25 Tue

Poussin, paint and perception


Gallery 4

The Edelmann Trio

13.15 – 14.00

Gallery 3

13.15 – 13.45

Courtyard Entrance

Drop-In Art Speak


Drop-In Family First Saturday

14.00 – 16.00

Courtyard Entrance

2 Sun Music


13.15 – 14.00

Gallery 3

5 Wed Talk

John Craxton exhibition tour

13.15 – 14.00

Gallery 13

John Craxton exhibition tour

14.15 – 15.00

Gallery 13

9 Sun Music

A Duo

13.15 – 14.00

Gallery 3

12 Wed Talk

Egyptian blue pigment

14 Fri


Drop-In Craxton late opening

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

until 20.00

Courtyard Entrance

Drop-In Conservation Conversations

17.00 – 19.00

Courtyard Entrance

15 Sat

Drop-In Conservation Conversations

14.00 – 16.00

Courtyard Entrance

18 Tue

Drop-In Art Speak

13.15 – 13.45

Courtyard Entrance

19 Wed Talk

Infrared light and manuscripts

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

21 Fri Talk

The craft of the pre-modern executioner

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

26 Wed Talk

Good composition in pictures

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

APRIL 2 Wed Talk 5 Sat

9 Wed Talk

John Craxton and Crete

Drop-In Family First Saturday Contemporary printmaking

Drop-In Drawing Together

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

14.00 – 16.00

Courtyard Entrance

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

12.00 – 14.00

Courtyard Entrance

11 Fri

Drop-In A taste of Greece

until 20.00

Courtyard Entrance

15 Tue

Drop-In Art Speak

13.15 – 13.45

Courtyard Entrance

23 Wed Talk

David Reekie in conversation

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

30 Wed Talk

Silk gloves and mangoes

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

Adult Courses & Workshops

Booking Essential For further information and to book tel: 01223 332904 or email: unless otherwise stated

Discovering the Fitzwilliam Thursdays • 14.00 –  16.30 6 February

Introducing people 13 February

A sense of place 6 March

Tell me a story 13 March

Who’s who? 20 March

Signs and symbols A new five week course, which focuses on a variety of different themes to discover, interact and engage with a wide range of objects and paintings in the Museum’s collection. The course is led by Sarah Burles, Art Historian and Museum Educator, in partnership with Cambridge Art Tours.

Saturday 8 February 10.15 –  16.00 (break for lunch at 13.00)

Copying and originality: Craxton, Sutherland and Samuel Palmer Join Cambridge artist, Jeremy Mulvey, to discover how Graham Sutherland and John Craxton copy the drawings and prints of Samuel Palmer in their search for a modernist version of the English pastoral landscape tradition. Then choose a piece of art from the Museum collection to copy and develop your own artistic vision. £40 (£35 concessions and Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum)

£150 (£125 concessions and Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum) for five weeks including refreshments. Mummy cartonnage, of a priest of Amun named Hor, son of the vizier Yaa (detail)


Saturday 8 February 11.00 –  16.00

Collections Confidential Mummy case saved by LEGO®: The history and conservation of a cartonnage coffin Spend a day with the Ancient Egyptian mummy case of Hor in the company of specialists, discovering secrets revealed by close examination and conservation treatment. Look in detail at related objects from the Museum and learn the story behind the press headline. £20 (£16 concessions and Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum)

Collections Confidential events also held at the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology (Whale Ivory and Chiefly Power - The life of a Fijian breastplate) and Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences (A history of the earth in 9,400 objects: The collection of Dr John Woodward (16651728). For more information visit the museums’ websites.

Adult Courses & Workshops

Wednesday 12 February 10.30 –  12.00

Thursday 27 February 14.00 –  16.00

Saturday 26 April 10.30 –  13.00

Chinese tea ceremony and teapot collection

Conservation and care

Inset morning for secondary art teachers

Take part in a traditional Chinese tea ceremony. View and discuss teapots and tea bowls in the Museum collection and hear stories about tea. Then create 'teabag art' with comic artist Chen Xi. £12 (£10 concessions and Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum)

Join us for a unique insight into how the Museum undertakes day to day care of its valuable collection and discover how the Museum tackles problems such as pest control. FREE but booking essential

Friday 4 April 10.15 –  12.30

Willows on willow Join us to draw the haunting forms of winter willow trees that are so much a part of the fen landscape. Use willow charcoals to create your own art work, taking inspiration from drawings in the Museum collection and the John Craxton exhibition.

Did you know that each year we link the major art and design exam board themes to objects in the University Museums’ collections? Find new ways of working with the Fitzwilliam Museum and other University Museums’ collections for your student’s research sketchbooks and exam themes at GCSE, A Level and BTEC. The session will also include a practical art taster with a focus on 3D in our Education Studio, and drawing sessions in the galleries. £10 per teacher


John Craxton (1922-2009), Shepherd and Rocks, 1943 (detail) © The Artist’s Estate


Booking Essential

Young Adults ReSource Saturdays • 11.00 –  13.00 11 January Constructionist sculpture inspired by the John Craxton exhibition, with artist Susie Olzak 8 March Painting from 20th Century art, with Ruth Blundell 12 April Drawing in colour inspired by the John Craxton exhibition, with Ruth Blundell

For further information and to book tel: 01223 332904 or email: unless otherwise stated

Sunday 19 January 14.00 –  16.00 Ages 14+

Writing workshop for young people Come and explore our exhibition of John Craxton’s work. Discover more about his development as an artist both through his travels and the influence of other major artists. Then learn how to use writing to express your own creativity. FREE but booking essential

Enjoy art and want to develop your own ideas and projects? Join us in our art studio with a different guest artist each month. These sessions are specifically designed for young people.

8, 15, 18, 22, 23 February 10.15 –  16.00

One-to-one advice, gallery tours and studio space for students preparing for art exams, in particular GCSE and A Level. FREE drop-in event

Friday 21 February 10.30 - 16.00

Source: Portfolio preparation for Art College interviews Art portfolio review day for A2 and Art Foundation students. Receive one-toone support with James Willis, artist and art critic for The Artist Magazine. FREE but booking essential for one-to-one support

£5 per session

Supported by


Booking Essential

Children under 8 must be accompanied during workshops

Saturday 18 January 10.30 –  12.30 Ages 8+

Mini Museum Use drawing, writing and sculpture to explore the gallery installations by potter, Edmund de Waal, and arrange your own mini-museum. £5 per child

Tuesdays 28 January & 25 March 10.00 –  11.30 Ages 2 - 5

It’s Magic!

Wednesday 19 February 18.15 & 19.30

Bull's eye: The adventures of Theseus Enjoy a magical performance by Indefinite Articles, which follows the life of Theseus - a boy born to be king. Unravel the thread of his fate through trials and torments, which lead to a mysterious labyrinth where his destiny waits… FREE but booking essential from 6 January. Both entrances of the Museum open.

Children & Families

For further information and to book tel: 01223 332904 or email:

Saturday 5 April 10.30 –  12.30 Ages 8+

Natural prints In a unique tour of the Museum, use a variety of drawing techniques to explore how artists have recorded flowers and the natural world. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to create prints inspired by these natural forms. £5 per child

8 –  11 April • 10.30 –  14.30 12 April • 10.30 –  15.30 Ages 8 –  11

Looking at art can be magical. Explore work in the collections and make art of your own in the studio to take home.

Saturday 1 March 10.30 –  12.30 Ages 5+

£3 per child

Go on a family tour of the John Craxton exhibition. Gather ideas for drawing throughout the Museum and create your own painting inspired by Craxton’s exploration of line and colour.

Meet the explorers who discovered our world treasures and landmarks. Encounter zoological collections and handle real artefacts unearthed in far off lands. In collaboration with the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, The Polar Museum and the Museum of Zoology.

£5 per child

£30 per child

Jan van Kessel II (1626-1679), Butterflies and other insects, 1661 (detail)

Line and colour


Explore the world!

Families Drawing Together Wednesdays 12.00 –  16.00 All Ages Supported by

19 February

Antiquities: Creatures from the ancient world Family First Saturdays

9 April

14.00 –  16.00 4 January

Edmund de Waal: Shape, form and memory 1 February

John Craxton: Imaginary landscapes 1 March

John Craxton: Light and colour 5 April

From root to tip: Drawing nature On the first Saturday of each month drop-in to our Fitz Family Welcome Point in the Courtyard and collect drawing materials, activities and trails to use throughout the Museum, exploring a variety of themes. FREE

Fitz Kits

Gallery Trails

Discover our range of Fitz Kits with games and puzzles to take you on a journey around the Museum, available at both entrances.

Explore our collection through themed gallery trails available at both entrances. 18

From root to tip: Weird and wonderful plants Drop-in and draw at the Museum with activities available from the Fitz Family Welcome Point. FREE

Promenade Concerts Sundays 13.15


FREE Gallery 3 Admission is by token, 1 per person, available at the Founder’s Entrance desk on a first-come first-served basis from 12.00 on the day of the concert. Space is limited - no standing room available. Voluntary collection after each concert Programmes may be subject to change.

Enjoy a series of popular Promenade Concerts, with music performed by talented musicians in the beautiful surroundings of the Museum. 19 January Gwen Owen Richer violin Jonathan Fistein cello Graeme Mitchison piano Mozart, Brahms 26 January

Eboracum Baroque Chris Parsons director/ trumpet Amber Rutterford soprano Tom Nichol harpsichord Handel, Campra 2 February

Water and Image An-Ting Chang piano Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel, Liszt, Chopin

9 February

2 March

Instrumental award holders for chamber music


A variety of works played by the very best undergraduate chamber musicians 16 February

Old Wine in New Bottles: Traditional songs from both sides of the Atlantic Vox Cantab Louisa Denby director 23 February

The French Salon The Edelmann Trio Rachel Stroud baroque violin Guillermo Turina baroque cello Lucie de Saint Vincent fortepiano Beethoven, Onslow


James Brady trumpet, flugelhorn Alex Hitchcock tenor saxophone George Gordon upright bass Derek Scurll percussion, trombone Original chamber jazz and new takes on classics 9 March

A Duo Romeo Ciuffa recorder Maurizio Parisi recorder Gibbons, Giamberti, Valentine, Telemann, Bach

University of Cambridge Museums 31 January –  27 April 2014 Monday, Thursday –  Saturday: 10.00 –  16.30 Wednesday late: 10.00 –  21.00 Sunday: 11.00 –  16.30 Closed on Tuesdays

Discoveries Art, Science and Exploration from the University of Cambridge Museums Two Temple Place, London

Discoveries is an exhibition about imagination and knowledge, about the pleasures of looking, and the power of objects to generate wonder as well as new ideas. Presenting singular objects and unearthing little-known treasures in the extraordinary interiors of Two Temple Place on London’s Embankment, Discoveries is the first major exhibition to bring together the fascinating collections of the eight University of Cambridge Museums. FREE ADMISSION A programme of exhibition events will include performing arts, workshops, talks, guided tours and a range of children’s activities.

Discoveries and the events opposite are part of the University of Cambridge Museums' Connecting Collections Major Partner Museum programme, funded by Arts Council Renaissance with support from Cambridge City and Cambridgeshire County Councils. 20

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Wednesday 19 February 16.30 –  20.30

Twilight at the Museums As night time falls our wonderful worlds of discovery and imagination come to life with a glow and a sparkle. Take a Twilight journey across museums and collections in Cambridge, with a range of drop-in and bookable activities for families. FREE Find the full programme of free drop-in and bookable events at: museums/twilight Like us on Facebook Cambridge University Museums Follow us on Twitter @CamUnivMuseums #CamTwilight

10 –  23 March

Cambridge University Science Festival With stories of discovery, research, and exploration our museums are places for the incurably curious. Through a mixed programme of events for adults, young people and families we will look at the many guises of science within our collections, from conservation to cartography.

The University of Cambridge Museums and collections Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology Cambridge University Botanic Garden Museum of Classical Archaeology Fitzwilliam Museum Kettle's Yard The Polar Museum

Find out about our Science Festival activity at: sciencefestival

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences Whipple Museum of the History of Science Museum of Zoology* *Museum of Zoology is closed for redevelopment and will re-open in 2016. Throughout the museum’s refurbishment work there will continue to be a programme of public events for all to enjoy:


Visitor Information

For group and school bookings tel: 01223 332904 or email: For large print or Braille information tel: 01223 332900 or email: For Verbal Description & Touch Tours tel: 01223 332904 or email: or

Induction loop available

During your visit if you have any questions or need help, please speak to a member of staff at the entrance desks. Courtyard Shop Visit the shop for a range of gifts inspired by the collections. Courtyard Café 10.00–16.30 Lunches from 11.30– 15.30. For reservations tel: 01223 764402 North Lawn Café Fresh sandwiches, salads and drinks in an al fresco setting. Open March to October, weather permitting.

Gallery Hire For details of gallery hire for events, tel: 01223 332921.

Access • Please use Courtyard Entrance for street level access and entrance for groups and schools • Fully accessible WCs and lift access to all floors • All displays accessible apart from balcony in Gallery 3 and Sasakawa Fan Gallery. Please ask a member of staff for further information. Group Visits All groups must book at least 10 days in advance. Groups of children aged 16 and under must be supervised by an adult at all times. Guided Tours • One-hour introductory tours, Saturday 14.30, Courtyard Entrance; £6 • Guided tours for private groups available. Contact Cambridge Tourist Information Centre, tel: 01223 457574 or email: 22

Education & Families • Free family activities and trails available from entrance desks • A wide and flexible range of teaching and practical sessions for pre-booked school groups • In-service training for teachers and pre-service training for students available Reference Library By advance appointment - readers are required to provide identification on admission. Open Tuesday – Friday 10.00-16.30. Tel: 01223 764398 or email: fitzmuseum-library@lists. Study Room Individual and group access to the collection of paintings, prints, drawings by advance appointment. Open Tuesday–Friday 10.00–13.00 & 14.00–16.30. Tel: 01223 764363 or email: fitzmuseum-studyroom@

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Annual summer garden party and Christmas party in the Museum Seasonal discounts in the Courtyard shop Opportunities to become involved as a volunteer

To find out more and get details of events, contact the Friends Office tel: 01223 332933 email: fitzmuseum-friends@

Support Us! Donations keep galleries open free of charge, conserve our collections and deliver our Education Service. To help make donating easier you can now give us £5 by texting: FITZ345 to 70070 Legacies help safeguard the collections for future generations to appreciate. Corporate sponsorship of exhibitions, events and education programmes offers opportunities for businesses to strengthen their corporate image and promote their brand. The Marlay Group enjoy a special relationship with one of the greatest art collections of the nation and contribute to the future of the Fitzwilliam. To find out more, contact Sue Rhodes, Development Officer Tel: 01223 332939 Email: 23

FREE ADMISSION Opening Hours Tuesday - Saturday

10.00 - 17.00

Sundays & Bank Holidays, including Easter Monday

12.00 – 17.00

CLOSED: Mondays, Good Friday 18 April, 24-26 & 31 December and 1 January

How to find us The Fitzwilliam Museum is in Trumpington Street, a few minutes walk from Cambridge City Centre. No visitor parking: however, limited Pay & Display and disabled badge-holder parking is available on Trumpington Street. Nearest car parks: Grand Arcade off Pembroke Street, or Queen Anne, Gonville Place. The Uni 4 bus to and from Madingley Road Park & Ride and Addenbrooke’s Hospital stops outside the Museum (Mon-Fri). For Park & Ride information visit: shtml

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The Fitzwilliam Museum gratefully acknowledges the assistance of The Art Fund as a major supporter of acquisitions

Trumpington Street Cambridge CB2 1RB Tel: 01223 332900 Email:

What's On January - April 2014  

Programme of exhibitions and events

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