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May - August 2013

What’s On

Exhibitions and events


Introducing Tim Knox

I am pleased and proud to join the Fitzwilliam Museum as its new Director. I started in April and I look forward to playing a part in forging the destiny of what I believe is one of the finest museums in the world. I’ve always loved the Fitzwilliam Museum, which I first got to know as a boy. Not only are the collections first-class, but the building is astonishing – a work of art in its own right - and deserves to be better known. I also admire the combination of aesthetic flair and connoisseurship that make the galleries of the Fitzwilliam among the most beautiful in any museum, as well as the new spirit of collaboration with the University, the local community and beyond.

I join the Fitzwilliam Museum at an exciting time and want to build upon a magnificent legacy of research, displays, acquisitions and exhibitions. I pay tribute to the achievements of my predecessor, Timothy Potts – who moved to the J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles in September 2012 – and to my new colleagues, Kate Carreno and David Scrase, who, as well as doing their own jobs, have run the Museum since his departure. Their triumphant acquisition late last year of Nicholas Poussin’s sublime picture, Extreme Unction, with the help of the Government’s Acceptance in Lieu scheme, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund and many generous benefactors via a public appeal, is a reminder of how the Fitzwilliam Museum goes from strength to strength. We now need your support and friendship for the next stage in the life of this remarkable Museum.

I studied history of art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, and went on to specialise in architectural history, first at the Royal Institute of British Architects Drawings Collection and then at the National Trust, where, as Head Curator, I advised on the historic properties and collections in its care. I come to the Fitzwilliam Museum from Sir John Soane’s Museum in London, where I was Director for almost eight years and carried out a major refurbishment of this most idiosyncratic historic house museum. Soane was an architect and his favourite pupil, George Basevi, designed the original Fitzwilliam Museum building. Moreover, both museums proudly display massive Egyptian royal sarcophagi discovered by the Italian adventurer, Giovanni Battista Belzoni - so there are serendipitous links between the two museums.

Tim Knox Director

Front Cover: Yoruba Ibeji figure (detail), Nigeria early 20th century © Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology

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News

Building works

Armoury re-opens with a special celebration

This season will see the start of a number of building projects at the Museum. A major project to install new environmental controls, designed to reduce the Museum’s carbon footprint, has meant the closure of Gallery 15 (Dutch Art 17th-18th centuries), 16 (Charrington Print Room) and 12 (Adeane) until Spring 2014. Essential work to the roof of the building will also result in scaffolding on the Portico from late Spring. We apologise for any inconvenience – please visit our website for further updates.

Join us on 29 May for our Extravaganza to mark the re-opening of the Armoury. See page 7 for more details. Old displays have been refreshed and new displays installed, including many non-Western objects from the reserve collection, never before on public view.

Poussin’s Extreme Unction joined by others in series Following our successful acquisition of Poussin’s masterpiece Extreme Unction we are pleased to announce that, this summer, His Grace the Duke of Rutland will be lending us three other paintings from the series: Eucharist, Confirmation and Marriage, for a special temporary display in Gallery 7 (Italian Art of the 16th – 18th century).

The arts of the 20th century gallery - now re-opened In addition to important paintings by Picasso, Braque, Sutherland and De Stael, see popular sculptures by Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth & Bernard Meadows. Also enjoy a stunning selection of contemporary furniture, jewellery and works in ceramic, glass and silver fashioned by British-based artists in the last 30 years - all gifts from Judith and Nicholas Goodison. Please note that the 20th century gallery will need to close periodically to facilitate installation of our temporary exhibitions. Again, please visit our website for further updates.

Visual Arts Cambridge The Fitzwilliam Museum is pleased to be part of Visual Arts Cambridge. A new group comprised of seven other publically funded venues, which aims to promote diverse and high quality contemporary art across the city. To find out more visit: www.visualartscambridge.org 3


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Origins of the Afro Comb: 6,000 years of culture, politics and identity 2 July – 3 November Mellon (13) & Octagon (8) Discover the extraordinary 6,000-year history of African hair combs in this joint exhibition between the Fitzwilliam Museum and Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, Cambridge. Material culture on display includes hundreds of remarkable combs – from pre-dynastic Egypt to modern-day black fist combs referencing the Black Power Movement – as well as associated images and sculpture showing the wide variety of hair styles found in Africa and around the world. There will be a special area for digital interaction, personal stories about hair combs and African type hair, plus live demonstrations of contemporary styling practices. Often described as one of Africa’s leading writers, Nigerian poet and novelist Ben Okri (winner of the Booker Prize for Fiction for his novel The Famished Road), will be on hand for the opening day of the exhibition; please check the Museum website for further details. For related events see

on the following pages.

Generously supported by:

The Monument Trust The Marlay Group Ashanti hair comb, Ghana early 20th century © Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology

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Volunteer opportunity We’re looking for six young people (aged 16-25) to support object handling sessions for the Origins of the Afro Comb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum and Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology. Volunteers will be responsible for engaging the public with a selection of objects, which they will be allowed to handle. Helpers will need to be available for a training day on Wednesday 26 June (14.00-16.00) and at least three of the below object handling sessions (12.0014.00): Saturday 13 July Thursday 18 July Saturdays 10 & 17 August Saturday 14 September Saturday 12 October For more information and to apply, please email your CV and a covering letter stating why you would like to be involved to Amanda Lightstone: opendoor@ hermes.cam.ac.uk.


Exhibitions Fashioning Switzerland: Portraits and landscapes by Markus Dinkel and his contemporaries 4 June – 15 September Shiba Gallery (14) An exhibition of Swiss watercolours and prints featuring a rare selection of finely drawn and coloured portraits of Swiss women in regional costume, by the Bernese artist Markus Dinkel (1762-1832). These are accompanied by other artists’ picturesque views of the Swiss landscape, largely etched and each one delicately hand finished in watercolours. The prints and drawings on show were made in the century before the establishment of the Swiss federal state in 1848, at a time when foreign tourists were discovering the delights of the various cantons (districts). The images show an affectionate attachment to Swiss landscapes and culture, felt not only by those native to the country, but by the many foreign visitors who collected them as permanent reminders of their travels.

Markus Dinkel (1762-1832), Portrait of a woman in costume (detail) © The Fitzwilliam Museum Burma Medal, 1824-26 © The Fitzwilliam Museum

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SPECIAL DISPLAY Images of Empire: The British Empire on nineteenth century medals Until 29 September Glaisher Gallery (27) A thought-provoking selection of medallic artwork, which explores British expansion across the globe during the nineteenth century. See a wide range of medals relating to plagues and rebellions, sieges and skirmishes, victories and defeats. Some feature panoramic views of landscapes and stylised images of colonial warfare. Others depict allegorical scenes featuring classical figures and heraldic animals. These fascinating objects enable us to explore the diverse histories of many parts of Asia and Africa. They also provide a unique insight into the British Empire, its conflicts and its self-image.


Wednesday 29 May 11.00 – 16.30 All Ages

Armoury Extravaganza Join us in celebrations to mark the re-opening of the Armoury. See a live knight on horseback and armourmaking demonstrations. Touch replica armour, discover how it was worn and become a knight by creating your own arms and armour to wear as you explore our new displays. Horse parades will take place at 12.00 and 16.00. Full timetable available on website nearer the time.


Friday 17 May 18.00 – 21.00 Join us for a special evening at the Fitzwilliam Museum and explore the collections after hours. Listen out for live music across the site with folk, pop and world on the outside lawn, classical in the galleries and jazz next to the Courtyard Café - open late. Dip into short talks from Fitzwilliam staff about the art they love, draw copies of artworks in the galleries and get creative in our Education studio with activities for all ages. Late night openings will also be taking place at The Polar Museum (16 May), Kettle’s Yard (17 May) and Sedgwick Museum (18 May). For full details visit: www.cam.ac.uk/museums Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

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University of Cambridge Museums

UCM museum shortlisted for Art Fund prize The Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology is one of ten museums shortlisted for the Art Fund’s 2013 prestigious Museum of the Year award, which recognises the innovation and creativity needed to bring objects and collections to life. The winner will receive £100,000 – the largest arts prize in the country. A further £10,000 will be awarded to one of the ten finalist museums for the Clore Award for Learning, which recognises achievements in learning programmes for children and young people. Winners will be announced live on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row programme from an award ceremony at the V&A in London on 4 June.

Did you know that Cambridge has more museums, galleries and collections within a square mile than any other UK city outside London? University of Cambridge museums and collections are home to objects of limitless historic and cultural importance such as Captain Scott’s farewell letter to his wife (The Polar Museum), Isaac Newton’s own copy of Principia Mathematica (Cambridge University Library) and one of the largest collections of objects from the voyages of Captain James Cook (Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology). Other fascinating pieces can be found at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Museum of Classical Archaeology, Kettle’s Yard, The Fitzwilliam Museum and the Museum of Zoology (due to close in Summer 2013 for a programme of development). For more details about the museums and their collections visit: www.cam.ac.uk/museums

Summer at the Museums A variety of events for all the family will be taking place across University of Cambridge museums this summer. To find out more visit: www.cam.ac.uk/museums/summer

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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 from the Courtyard Entrance desk from 12.45 on the day of the talk. Induction loop available.

1 May

5 June

26 June

Modern British craft re-displayed

Swiss depictions of regional costumes and landscapes: 1762-1840

A call to arms: Re-displaying the Armoury

Amy Marquis, Study Room Invigilator (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

Victoria Avery, Keeper of Applied Arts

Victoria Avery, Keeper of Applied Arts

8 May

Sepoys in silver: Images of India on British medals Aaron Jaffer, Intern Coins and Medals

15 May

Can Guido Reni still speak to us? Two Reni paintings through 17th and 21st century eyes Libby Howie, Independent Art Dealer and Adviser

22 May

Walruses in uniform: Researching the history of the Fitzwilliam Museum

3 July

12 June

'Composed of the same materials': Dressing alike in Victorian art

Display, piety and dedication: The re-use of coins in later medieval England

Anna Marie Kirk, Research Assistant (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

Richard Kelleher, Assistant Keeper Coins and Medals

19 June

10 July

The genies on the stairs: A 3,000 year journey from Assyria to Cambridge

An introduction to Origins of the Afro Comb exhibition

Eleanor Robson, University of Cambridge

Sally-Ann Ashton, Assistant Keeper of Antiquities

17 July

Myths and realities of food consumption and cuisine in ancient Greece

Lucilla Burn, Keeper of Antiquities

Anastasia Christophilopoulou, Outreach Officer Greece and Rome

George Basevi, Interior view of Fitzwilliam Museum (detail), 1834 Š The Fitzwilliam Museum

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Lunchtime Talks

24 July

The stone of heaven: The scientific study of ancient Chinese jades Dr. Rong Wang, Fudan University, Shanghai

31 July

John Smart Senior’s miniature self-portrait on loan to the Fitzwilliam Museum Amy Marquis, Study Room Invigilator (Paintings, Drawings & Prints)

28 August

‘No Smiling Please’: Northcote Thomas’ ethnographic portraits of southern Nigeria Jocelyn Dudding, Photographic Collections Manager, Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology

SATURDAY TALKS 6 July 14.00 – 16.00

Natural hair past & present Sandra Gittens, Author and Lecturer with a specialism in African Caribbean Hair

13 July 14.00 – 16.00 Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology

Afro picks and hot iron combs modern black hair styling Michael McMillan, Freelance Writer, Artist and Curator

3 August 14.00 – 16.00

Press and curl: Imitating or embracing fashion Sandra Gittens, Author and Lecturer with a specialism in African Caribbean Hair

Black fist comb 1980’s - present © The Fitzwilliam Museum Pre-dynastic Egyptian comb in the form of Taweret © The Fitzwilliam Museum

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FREE drop-in events at a glance APRIL 28 Sun Music

Chamber music

13.15

Gallery 3

MAY 1 Wed Talk

Modern British craft re-displayed 13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

4 Sat

Drop-In Family First Saturday

14.00 – 16.00

Courtyard Entrance

5 Sun

Music

13.15

Gallery 3

Ravel, Bach

8 Wed Talk

Images of India on British medals 13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

10 Fri

Music

Georgian harpsichord music

Gallery 3

12 Sun

Music

Elgar

14 Tue

Drop-In Art Speak

15 Wed Talk

13.15

Gallery 3

13.15

Courtyard Entrance

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

17 Fri

Drop-In Museums at Night

18.00 – 21.00

Fitzwilliam Museum

19 Sun

Music

13.15

Gallery 3

22 Wed Talk 26 Sun

Music

29 Wed Talk

Two paintings by Guido Reni

13.15

Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaninov

Researching the history of the Fitz 13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

Brahms, Kreisler, Bach

13.15

Gallery 3

Armoury Extravaganza

11.00 – 16.30

Lawns & Armoury

JUNE 1 Sat

Drop-In Family First Saturday

14.00 – 16.00

Courtyard Entrance

2 Sun

Music

13.15

Gallery 3

5 Wed Talk

Schubert,Verdi, Barber

Swiss costumes & landscapes: 1762-1840

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

9 Sun

Schumann, Strauss, Fauré

13.15

Gallery 3

Dressing alike in Victorian art

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

13.15

Courtyard Entrance

Music

12 Wed Talk 18 Tue

Drop-In Art Speak

19 Wed Talk

From Assyria to Cambridge

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

26 Wed Talk

Re-displaying the Armoury

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

JULY 3 Wed Talk

The re-use of coins in medieval England

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

6 Sat

Talk

14.00 – 16.00

Seminar Room

Drop-In Family First Saturday

14.00 – 16.00

Courtyard Entrance

Natural hair past & present

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10 Wed Talk

An intro to Origins of the Afro Comb

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

13 Sat

14.00 – 16.00

Archaeology &

Talk

Modern black hair styling

Anthropology

13 Sat

Drop-In Object handling session

14.00 – 16.00

Fitzwilliam Museum

13 Sat

Drop-In Art recreation

10.00 – 16.00

John Lewis

16 Tue

Drop-In Art Speak

13.15

Courtyard Entrance

Drop-In Hair braiding demos

14.00 – 16.00

Archaeology &

17 Wed Talk

Anthropology

Myths & realities of ancient Greek food

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

18 Thu

14.00 – 16.00

Archaeology &

Drop-In Object handling session

24 Wed Talk

31 Wed Talk

Anthropology

The science of ancient Chinese jades 13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

John Smart Senior’s self-portrait 13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

Press and curl

14.00 – 16.00

Seminar Room

AUGUST 3 Sat

Talk

3 Sat

Drop-In Family First Saturday

14.00 – 16.00

Courtyard Entrance

6 Tue

Drop-In Hair braiding demos

14.00 – 16.00

Archaeology &

6-9Aug

Drop-In Art Week

Anthropology

11.00 – 13.00 &

14.00 – 16.00

Education Studio

10 Sat

14.00 – 16.00

Fitzwilliam Museum

Drop-In Object handling session

13 Tue

Drop-In Art Speak

13.15

Courtyard Entrance

17 Sat

Drop-In Object handling session

14.00 – 16.00

Fitzwilliam Museum

28 Wed Talk

Northcote Thomas’ ethnographic portraits

13.15 – 14.00

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Seminar Room


Drop-In Tuesdays 14 May, 18 June, 16 July, 13 August 13.15

Art Speak Enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art. Sally-Ann Ashton will lead the session on 13 August, with a focus on the Origins of the Afro Comb exhibition. Meet at Courtyard Entrance. Tuesdays 16 July & 6 August 14.00 – 16.00 Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology

Saturday 13 July The Fitzwilliam Museum Thursday 18 July Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology Saturdays 10 & 17 August The Fitzwilliam Museum 14.00 – 16.00

Object handling sessions An opportunity to look in more detail at some of the pieces in the Origins of the Afro Comb exhibition.

Hair braiding demos Join us in the Origins of the Afro Comb exhibition at the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology for demonstrations of styling and braiding by expert hairdresser Lorraine Dublin.

Yao beaded hair comb, Malawi late 19th century © Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology

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Special Events

Saturday 13 July 10.00 – 16.00

Saturday 20 - Friday 26 July 10.00 – 15.30

Art recreation

UCM creative work experience week

See the Fitzwilliam Museum’s painting of Le Repas by Pierre Bonnard come to life in an art recreation in John Lewis, Cambridge, using the department store’s products for props. Watch the moment captured on canvas by local artist Stuart Catterson and be in with a chance of winning some of the props. FREE - No Booking required

This week is designed to give art students (aged 16-18) an insight into developing a career in the creative sector. Students will draw inspiration from the University of Cambridge museums’ collections, and create a clay object for display. The week will be led by ceramics students from Cardiff Metropolitan University who will offer artistic support and first hand advice about making a career as an artist. You will also hear from museum professionals. For more information and to book a place, email Amanda Lightstone: opendoor@ hermes.cam.ac.uk.

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Adult Courses & Workshops

Booking Essential For further information and to book tel: 01223 332904 or email: education@fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk unless otherwise stated

Friday 10 May 10.30 – 13.00

Curiouser and curiouser!

Fridays 17 May, 28 June, 19 July 10.15 – 12.00

Have you ever opened any of the little drawers in Gallery 27? Walked straight through Gallery 23? Or wondered what's under the covers in Gallery 15? In this workshop make your own bespoke sketchbook, then use it in the Museum to explore and draw with a variety of materials. Also benefit from art tutoring and the opportunity to discuss ideas with like minded folk.

MUSE

£30 (£25 concessions)

A garden of delight

Become more confident with your drawing skills and discover new ways of working at this drawing workshop. Please note: places are limited to 15 and booking for each session opens on the first day of that month. £5 per workshop

Friday 14 June 10.30 – 13.00

Tuesdays 28 May & 6 August 14.00 – 15.00

Touch tours for blind and partially sighted adults and children Experience the wonders of Ancient Cyprus, Greece and Rome through touch. Each tour explores antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum. Companions are welcome. This is a partnership between the Fitzwilliam Museum and Cam Sight (a Cambridgeshire based visual impairment charity) FREE but BOOKING ESSENTIAL

A celebration of summer! Study beautiful Japanese prints from our collection themed around gardens and nature. Then make your own intaglio print on Japanese paper down in the Education studio. £30 (£25 concessions)

Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), Irises and grasshopper (detail), © The Fitzwilliam Museum

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Saturdays 20 July & 24 August 14.00 – 16.00

Black hair stories Hear a selection of personal audio recordings about black hair, collected for the Origins of the Afro Comb website. In response to the recordings join discussions on topics such as cultural


Young Adults

politics and iconic moments, including: my first hair style, bad hair days and geri-curl nightmares. Attendees will be invited to bring in a personal hair styling product/instrument and to share oral histories about their own hair experiences. Workshop led by Michael McMillan, Freelance Writer, Artist and Curator. FREE but BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Saturdays 27 July & 17 August 14.00 – 16.00

How to braid hair Learn hair braiding and cornrow techniques with Portia Louis, who has over 10 years experience working with natural African type hair. Suitable for people who have no practice at plaiting and those who want to build upon what they already know. £5 per person

Saturdays 11 May, 15 June, 13 July 11.00 – 13.00 Ages 13 – 18

ReSource Enjoy art and want to develop your own ideas and projects? Join us in our art studio with a different guest artist each month teaching specialist techniques from: printing, painting, illustration and sculpture. These sessions follow on from our popular Source sessions and are specially designed for young people. £4 per session Wednesday 31 July 13.30 – 16.45 Ages 12+

African comb workshop Discover 6,000 years of little-known art & culture through the fascinating and beautiful combs on display in the Origins of the Afro Comb exhibition, followed by a practical hands-on activity. Led by 17

K.N. Chimbiri, author of the exhibition’s children’s book. Starts at the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology and ends at The Fitzwilliam Museum. £5 per person

Saturday 17 August 10.30 – 16.30 Ages 12+

Paper-cut animation workshop Explore the Museum collection through drawing, then create and animate your own paper-cut puppets. This is a full day workshop so please bring a packed lunch. £10 per person


Booking Essential

Children and Families

For further information and to book tel: 01223 332904 or email: education@fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk Children under 8 must be accompanied during workshops

Tuesdays 14 May & 9 July 10.00 – 11.30 Ages 2 – 5

Saturday 20 July 10.30 – 12.30 Ages 8+

Tuesday 30 July 13.30 – 16.45 Ages 8 – 11

It’s Magic!

Movement and mark making

African comb workshop

Looking at art can be magical. Explore work in the collections and make art of your own in the studio to take home. £3 per child

Saturday 22 June 10.30 – 12.30 Ages 8+

2D to 3D Take a tour of the Museum and use a variety of techniques to explore drawing through sculptors’ eyes. Then transform your drawings into three dimensional art works using a selection of materials. £5 per child

Work with our creative volunteers from Anglia Ruskin University to create large experimental drawings exploring the physical and mental connection between movement and mark making. This session will be messy - old clothes recommended. £5 per child

Tuesday 30 July 10.30 – 12.30 Ages 5 – 7

Bring your own comb! Bring your own comb and join us for a hunt around the Origins of the Afro Comb exhibition. K.N. Chimbiri, author of the exhibition’s children’s book, will reveal fascinating and beautiful combs used over generations. £5 per child 18

Discover 6,000 years of little-known art & culture through the fascinating and beautiful combs on display in the Origins of the Afro Comb exhibition, followed by a practical hands-on activity. Led by K.N. Chimbiri, author of the exhibition’s children’s book. Starts at the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology and ends at The Fitzwilliam Museum. £5 per child Children must be accompanied by an adult


Families

Saturdays 4 May, 1 June, 6 July, 3 August 14.00 – 16.00

Family First Saturdays On the first Saturday of each month visit our Fitz Family Welcome Point and collect drawing materials, activities and trails to use throughout the Museum, exploring a variety of themes.

Tuesday 6 - Friday 9 August Drop in any time between 11.00 – 13.00 & 14.00 – 16.00 All Ages

Art Week Pop in and create your own works of art to take home or add to a group installation. On each of the four days we will be exploring and experimenting with a different art material, using the Museum collection for creative inspiration.

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

Gallery Trails Explore our collection through themed gallery trails available at both entrances. Supported by

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Promenade Concerts Sundays 13.15

Music

FREE Gallery 3 Space may be limited 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. 28 April

Instrumental award holders for chamber music A variety of works played by the very best undergraduate chamber musicians. 5 May Gwen Owen Richer violin Veronica Henderson cello Ravel, Bach 12 May

Magic of the Woods, Shimmers of the Sea Konstellation

19 May

9 June

Ensemble 1728

Ode to the Flower

Lucy Brown clarinet Joey Edwards cello Simon Brown piano Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaninov

Moon-Sook Park soprano Wendy Hiscocks piano Schumann, Strauss, FaurĂŠ, Guastavino

26 May Charlotte Rowan violin Charlotte Stevenson piano Brahms, Kreisler, Sarasate, Bazzini, Bach 2 June

Let Beauty Awake Lucy Cavendish Singers Katharina Megli director Simon Marlow piano Passereau, de Machaut, Schubert, Verdi, Vaughan Williams, Barber

Alexandra Reid violin Carris Jones mezzo-soprano Libby Burgess piano Elgar

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Music

Friday 10 May 13.15

Friday 21 June 18.30

Neglected treasures of Georgian harpsichord music from the Fitzwilliam's collection

Impressions: Exploring the relationship between Impressionist art and music with The Florentine Arts Ensemble

Dr Gerald Gifford, Honorary Keeper of Music, presents a programme of lesser known Georgian keyboard music from the Museum’s collection. Listen to a variety of pieces inspired by, and also independent of, Handel.

Enjoy a summer evening concert with The Florentine Arts Ensemble amongst paintings by Monet, Renoir, Seurat and Cezanne in Gallery 5. Liv-Marie Kodurand (violin) and Jan Rautio (piano) perform pieces by: Catoire Sonata No.2 (Poeme), Debussy Sonata, Debussy Reflets dans l’eau from Images book 1 (solo piano), Szymanovsky The Fountain of Arethusa from Myths, and Ravel Sonata No.2. Approx duration (with interval): 1 hour 40 mins £15 (£12 concessions) including interval glass of wine. Tickets available from: 01223 332904 or email: education@fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

Claude Monet (1840-1926), Springtime, 1866 (detail), © The Fitzwilliam Museum

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Visitor Information

For group and school bookings tel: 01223 332904 or email: education@fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk For large print or Braille information tel: 01223 332900 or email: fitzmuseum-access@lists.cam.ac.uk For Verbal Description & Touch Tours tel: 01223 332904 or email: education@fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk 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.

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; £5 • Guided tours for private groups available. Contact Cambridge Tourist Information Centre, tel: 01223 457574 or email: tours@cambridge.gov.uk 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 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@ lists.cam.ac.uk Gallery Hire For details of gallery hire for events, tel: 01223 332921.


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Become a Friend of the Fitzwilliam and enjoy ... Special visits to exhibitions, art galleries, historic houses and Cambridge colleges. This season’s highlights include trips to Houghton Hall, Fry Art Gallery and Myddylton Place, Southill Park and the Shuttleworth Collection. • • •

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@ lists.cam.ac.uk

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: sr295@cam.ac.uk

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FREE ADMISSION

Opening Hours Tuesday - Saturday

10.00 - 17.00

Sundays & Bank Holidays

12.00 - 17.00

CLOSED: Mondays, 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.

The Uni 4 bus to and from Madingley Road Park & Ride and Addenbrooke’s Hospital stops outside the Museum (Mon-Fri).

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Nearest car parks: Grand Arcade off Pembroke Street, or Queen Anne, Gonville Place.

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For Park & Ride information visit: www.parkandride.net/cambridge/cambridge_frameset. shtml

All images Š The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, unless otherwise stated.

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: fitzmuseumenquiries@lists.cam.ac.uk


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