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September - December 2013

What’s On

Exhibitions and events

This Summer and Autumn, the Fitzwilliam Museum offers a host of unusual exhibitions, events and happenings, so we hope that gives you an excuse to return to this extraordinary treasure-house again and again, and enjoy its varied programmes.

For instance, later this month we celebrate our new acquisition, Nicolas Poussin’s magisterial picture Extreme Unction, from his series of The Seven Sacraments painted between 1638 and 1640. This special display reunites the picture with three more paintings from the same, now sadly scattered, series – Eucharist, Confirmation and Marriage – which are being lent to us by His Grace the Duke of Rutland. Also on show is the Fitzwilliam’s other, late, work by Poussin, Rebeccca and Eliezer, together with another version of the same subject, painted earlier in the artist’s career, represented here by an

interesting early copy by a follower of Poussin, recently cleaned by the Museum’s Hamilton Kerr Institute and revealed to be a work of the highest quality. Moreover, the former Director of The Louvre, Professor Pierre Rosenberg, will be in Cambridge to give three lectures on the theme of Poussin in England as guest of the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH). For more details visit: The Museum is also participating in a series of regular themed events: Open Cambridge, between 13-15 September, aims to share the city’s secrets with residents and visitors

Front Cover: Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806), (Michiyuki) Koi no futozao On the road: Love songs for the thick-necked shamisen (detail) © The fitzwilliam Museum Opposite: Beatus initial (detail), Psalter, © The Fitzwillim Museum


alike. The Fitzwilliam is always open, but look out for the special tours of the Museum’s less familiar treasures. We are also pleased to be part of the Big Draw - the largest drawing festival in the world - with special events at the Museum and all over Cambridge. The Cambridge Festival of Ideas celebrates research across the arts and the sciences and fully involves all eight of the University of Cambridge Museums. This provides an ideal opportunity to showcase the work of the Fitzwilliam’s MINIARE project – a partnership between the Department of Manuscripts at the Fitzwilliam, the


Hamilton Kerr Institute, and the Departments of Chemistry, Physics, History of Art and the History and Philosophy of Science – which delves into how manuscripts were made, and where their pigments came from.

Tim Knox Director


The night of longing: Love and desire in Japanese prints 1 October 2013 to 12 January 2014 Shiba Gallery (14) An exhibition of Japanese woodcuts and books of the Edo and Meiji periods (18th and 19th centuries) depicting lovers from literature and life. Images range from lovers yearning for absent partners and expressing their longing in letters and poems; dramatic scenes of thwarted or desperate lovers, sometimes on the verge of suicide; ‘risqué prints’ (abuna-e), with suggestions of eroticism or hints that sex is near at hand, through to more explicit images of sexual partners (shunga or ‘spring pictures’) and their context in erotic books; assignations in and around Edo (Tokyo) and the route to the pleasure quarter at night. Artists include Harunobu, Utamaro, Hiroshige, Kunisada, Kuniyoshi and Yoshitoshi. The exhibition is based on the collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum and is designed to complement the exhibition at the British Museum Shunga: Sex and pleasure in Japanese Art (3 October 2013 - 5 January 2014). Harunobu, Suzuki (c.1725-70), Lover taking leave of a courtesan, 1767 (detail)


Edmund de Waal On White - Porcelain stories from the Fitzwilliam 29 November 2013 – 23 February 2014 Galleries 33, 26 & 28 This exceptional exhibition sees three galleries of the Fitzwilliam Museum taken over with installations by renowned potter, and Cambridge graduate, Edmund de Waal. The re-curated spaces feature objects from de Waal’s residency in China last summer, pieces from the Museum’s permanent collection, poetry, photographs and letters. Highlights include two major installations. The first of these, a thousand hours, is one of de Waal’s most ambitious to date and was the centrepiece of a major exhibition at the Alan Cristea Gallery in London. The work comprises 1,000 pots encased in two large walk-through vitrines. A second featured work has been specially commissioned for this show.

Edmund de Waal, a thousand hours (detail) © The artist. Photo: Michael Harvey

Exhibitions Origins of the Afro Comb: 6,000 years of culture, politics and identity To 3 November Mellon (13) & Octagon (8) 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. Origins of the Afro Comb is part of Black History Matters – the Fitzwilliam Museum’s programme of events promoting the importance of Black history. It also complements celebrations for Black History Month every October and forms part of the University of Cambridge Museums Connecting Collections programme, funded by Arts Council England. For related events see

on the following pages.

Generously supported by:

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


A world of private mystery: John Craxton, RA (1922 - 2009) 2 December 2013 – 21 April 2014 Mellon (13) An exhibition to celebrate the life and work of John Craxton (the first since a Whitechapel Gallery survey of 1967). Craxton was a person with strong connections with Cambridge, spending key war-time periods in and around the city. The exhibition will trace his development as an artist, both through his travels and the influence of other major artists during his lifetime.

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.

Lunchtime Talks

Enjoy a variety of free lunchtime talks by members of staff and guest speakers.

11 September

9 October

Thursday 24 October

An introduction to the Fitzwilliam Museum’s sampler collection

Picturing Prometheus

It’s not easy being green; exploring the use of green pigments and mixtures in manuscript illumination

Carol Humphrey, Honorary Keeper of Textiles, Applied Arts

18 September

Stories behind the stitches: Schoolgirl samplers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Dr Leena Rana, UCM Connecting Collections Intern, Applied Arts

2 October

Ancient tears and laughter: Some visual clues Dr Nigel Spivey, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge Talk marks the 2013 Cambridge Greek Play

Dr Carrie Vout, Christ College, University of Cambridge Talk marks the 2013 Cambridge Greek Play

16 October

Thomas Gainsborough’s Heneage Lloyd and his Sister, Lucy Rachel Sinfield, Head of Education Part of the BBC ‘Your Paintings, Masterpieces in Schools’ programme Gallery 3

23 October 13.15 & 15.00

Health, humours and paintings Spike Bucklow, Research Scientist, Hamilton Kerr Institute

Dr Paola Ricciardi, Research Associate, Manuscripts and Printed Books

30 October

Models of collaboration: Artistic interventions in a fifteenth-century Book of Hours Dr Deirdre Jackson, Research Associate, Manuscripts and Printed Books

6 November

Looking at Japanese erotica Dr Ellis Tinios, Honorary Lecturer in History, University of Leeds

Historiated initial from a Gradual (detail), Italy, c.1410-20), Illuminated manuscript (detail) © The Fitzwilliam Museum


Lunchtime Talks 13 November

27 November

11 December

A call to arms: Redisplaying the Armoury

Being modern in Britain: Ben Nicholson and Barbra Hepworth

On white: Porcelain stories from the Fitzwilliam

Dr Victoria Avery, Keeper of Applied Arts

Julia Tozer, former Head of Education Gallery 11

Dr Victoria Avery, Keeper of Applied Arts

20 November

How to spend it: Luxury and display in Veronese’s Hermes, Herse and Aglauros Libby Howie, Independent Art Dealer and Adviser Gallery 7

18 December

4 December

University challenge: Conservators versus collections Richard Farleigh, Newton Paper Conservator, Paintings, Drawings and Prints

Paolo Caliari, known as Il Veronese (1528-1588), Hermes, Herse and Aglauros, c.1576 (detail) Š The Fitzwilliam Museum


The night of longing: Love and the sex trade in Japanese prints Craig Hartley, Senior Assistant Keeper, Paintings Drawings and Prints


SATURDAY TALKS 14 September 14.00 – 16.00 The Fitzwilliam Museum

12 October 14.00 – 16.00 The Fitzwilliam Museum

Tuesdays 17 September, 15 October, 12 November, 3 December

Natural hair past & present

The use of wigs and extensions in Afro hairdressing

Art Speak

Sandra Gittens, Author and Lecturer with a specialism in African Caribbean Hair

21 September 14.00 – 16.00 Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology

June Forbes, Freelance Hairdresser and Afro Hair Consultant Presented as part of Black History Month

Enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art. Meet in the Courtyard Entrance. Saturday 14 September 12.00 – 14.00 Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology Saturday 12 October 12.00 – 14.00 The Fitzwilliam Museum

Good Hair/Bad Hair: Black hair culture, style and politics

Object handling sessions

Dr Michael McMillan, Freelance Writer, Artist and Curator

An opportunity to look in more detail at some of the pieces in the Origins of the Afro Comb exhibition. Presented as part of Black History Month

Atta Kwami, Combs Cambridge 3, 2013 © The artist


Special Events

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

28 September 14.00 – 16.00 The Fitzwilliam Museum

Kickin’ it with the Kinks A special screening of this symbolic film, which explores the complexities of haircare among women of African descent. Followed by Q&A with Cynthia Butare (film Producer) and Mundia Situmbeko (co-founder of Black Girl Flow). FREE Admission is by token, 1 per person, available at Courtyard Entrance desk from 12.00 on the day.

October 2013 (Date TBC)

Alexander Crummell Lecture The first annual lecture on African history and culture in honour of Alexander Crummell – an American minister and son of a freed enslaved African. Special guest speaker to be announced.

Thursday 14 November Reception 18.30 Lecture 19.15 Gallery 3

Severis Lecture 2013 Two Regency collectors & their museums: Sir John Soane & Richard Fitzwilliam, 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion Join Tim Knox, Museum Director, for a lecture on collecting and the origins of Sir John Soane’s Museum and the Fitzwilliam Museum. £5 (£3 concessions and Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum). Ticket includes a glass of wine or soft drink. BOOKING ESSENTIAL through the ADC Theatre Box Office, tel: 01223 300085 or online at:

FREE for more details visit:

3 December 19.00

An evening with Edmund de Waal To mark the opening of his intervention, On White: Porcelain Stories from the Fitzwilliam, Edmund de Waal will be telling the story of the West’s obsession with Chinese porcelain and how this has informed his own work. After his talk and a walk round the exhibition, there will be a special concert of music reflecting the porcelain journey by the Exon Singers, conducted by Richard Wilberforce. £15 (£12 concessions) including interval glass of wine. Tickets available from: 01223 332904 or email:

Tim Knox © Giles Park


Adult Courses & Workshops

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

Tuesdays 17 September –  12 November 14.00 – 16.00

Portals to the world: An art appreciation course designed specially for people with dementia and their carers Each week we will gather in one of the galleries for a short talk by a Museum staff member, followed by a handling session or a practical art activity. This nine week cultural journey is a partnership project with dementiaCOMPASS (a volunteer run organisation which supports people with dementia).

Fridays 27 September, 25 October, 29 November, 13 December 10.15 – 12.00

MUSE 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


Fridays 13 September & 15 November Saturdays 5 October & 7 December 10.15 – 13.00

Sketch Do you enjoy sketching? Join ‘Sketch’ a new session for adults - bring your own sketchbook, pencils and ideas or borrow ours. The session starts with a brief introduction in the Education studio, followed by an insight to the Fitzwilliam collection, ideas about where and what to sketch in the galleries, advice on sketching techniques and an opportunity to learn from one another. Each month has a different gallery focus. £5 per session

Tiziano Vecellio (1489/90-1576) A couple embrace (detail) © The Fitzwilliam Museum


FREE drop-in events at a glance SEPTEMBER 7 Sat

Drop-In Family First Saturday

14.00 – 16.00

Courtyard Entrance

11 Wed Talk

Fitzwilliam’s sampler collection

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

14 Sat

Natural hair past & present

14.00 – 16.00

Seminar Room


Drop-In Object handling session

12.00 – 14.00


17 Tue

Drop-In Art Speak


Courtyard Entrance

18 Wed Talk

Schoolgirl samplers

21 Sat Talk

Black hair culture, style & politics 14.00 – 16.00

28 Sat


29 Sun Music

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room MAA

Kickin’ it with the Kinks

14.00 – 16.00

Seminar Room

Beethoven, Schumann, Bach


Gallery 3

Ancient tears and laughter

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

OCTOBER 2 Wed Talk 5 Sat

Drop-In Family First Saturday

9 Wed Talk

Picturing Prometheus

12 Sat


Afro hairdressing

Drop-In Object handling session

13 Sun Music 15 Tue

Mendelssohn, Turina

Drop-In Art Speak

16 Wed Talk

14.00 – 16.00

Courtyard Entrance

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

14.00 – 16.00

Seminar Room

12.00 – 14.00

Fitzwilliam Museum


Gallery 3


Courtyard Entrance

Gainsborough’s Heneage Lloyd and his Sister, Lucy

13.15 – 14.00

Gallery 3

20 Sun Music

Brahms, Bach, Elgar, Kreisler


Gallery 3

23 Wed Talk

Health, humours and paintings

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

24 Thu

Green pigments and mixtures in manuscript illumination


25 Fri


13.15 – 14.00

Harpsichord recital

26 Sat Drop-In Discovering ancient Assyria

Seminar Room


Gallery 3

14.00 – 17.00

Museum entrances

27 Sun Music

Dowland, Morley, Byrd, Johnson 13.15

30 Wed Talk

Artistic interventions in a 15th century Book of Hours

Gallery 3

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

12.00 – 16.00

Museum entrances

Drop-In Line dancing (mark two)



Drop-In Family First Saturday

14.00 – 16.00

Courtyard Entrance

3 Sun Music

Chopin, Grieg, Albeniz


Gallery 3

6 Wed Talk

Looking at Japanese erotica

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

10 Sun Music

Chopin, Tansman, Stravinsky, Piazzolla

12 Tue


Drop-In Art Speak

Gallery 3


Courtyard Entrance

Redisplaying the Armoury

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

17 Sun Music

Frank, Fauré, Massenet


Gallery 3

20 Wed Talk

Veronese’s Hermes, Herse and Aglauros

13 Wed Talk

13.15 – 14.00

Gallery 7

24 Sun Music

Le Petit Orchestre


Gallery 3

27 Wed Talk

Ben Nicholson & Barbra Hepworth

13.15 – 14.00

Gallery 11


Gallery 3

DECEMBER 1 Sun Music 3 Tue

Drop-In Art Speak

4 Wed Talk 7 Sat

Chamber music


Conservators versus collections 13.15 – 14.00

Drop-In Family First Saturday

11 Wed Talk

14.00 – 16.00

Courtyard Entrance Seminar Room Courtyard Entrance

Porcelain stories from the Fitzwilliam

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

18 Wed Talk

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

The night of longing


Adult Courses & Workshops

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

Friday 6 December 10.30 – 13.00

‘The rough guide to…’ Thursdays • 14.00 – 15.00

Christmas crafting

7 November

Experience a taste of Christmas in our galleries and enjoy a craft session making your own beautiful festive decorations to take home or give as a present.

Italian Art 14th – 16th Centuries 17 November

British Art 16th – 18th Centuries 21 November

£5 per person

French Art 19th – 20th Centuries 28 November

Saturday 19 October 10.30 – 13.00

The Arts of the 20th Century A gallery based journey exploring art from different places and times. Look at the changing nature of content and style and learn to see how art reflects the period and country in which it was made. Suitable for people starting out on their journey into the history of art. With Julia Tozer, former Head of Education. £40 (£35 concessions) for four sessions

Inset morning for secondary art teachers Learn how to use the collections from the Fitzwilliam Museum and other University of Cambridge Museums to inspire teaching at GSCE, A Level and BTEC level. The session will include an intaglio printing session in our education studio and drawing sessions in the galleries. £10 per teacher

Mogul School, A turkey surrounded by four flowering plants (detail) © The Fitzwilliam Museum


Booking Essential

Children under 8 must be accompanied during workshops

Children and Families

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

YOUNG ADULTS Saturdays 14 September, 12 October, 16 November, 14 December 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 are specially designed for young people. £5 per session

Saturday 21 September 10.30 – 12.30 Ages 5 – 7

Thursday 31 October 10.00 – 16.30 Ages 13 – 18

Work Experience Taster Day Are you in secondary education and interested in a career in museums? Come along to this work experience taster day to gain an insight into museum life and work at two University of Cambridge Museums. For more information, and to book, email Amanda Lightstone: with your name and the school you attend. Space is limited.

Marvellous print Explore a variety of printmaking techniques inspired by artworks and exhibitions in the Museum. As it will be messy, old clothes are advised.

Tuesdays 24 September & 19 November 10.00 – 11.30 Ages 2 – 5

It’s Magic! 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

Wednesday 23 October 10.00 – 11.30 & 13.00 – 14.30 Ages 2 – 5

Line dancing (mark one) Join us in a workshop for preschoolers which we will encourage crossing the borders between observation, movement, mark making and meaning. FREE but BOOKING ESSENTIAL from 23 September

£5 per child 15

Booking Essential

Children and Families

For further information and to book tel: 01223 332904 or email: Children under 8 must be accompanied during workshops

Monday 28 October 14.00 – 16.00 Museum of Classical Archaeology

Saturday 9 November 10.30 – 12.30 Ages 8+

Saturday 30 November 10.30 – 12.30 Ages 5 – 7

Marvellous print 2

Painting party

Thursday 31 October 10.30 – 12.30 & 14.00 – 16.00 Fitzwilliam Museum

Explore a variety of print making techniques inspired by artworks and exhibitions in the Museum. As it will be messy, old clothes are advised.

Explore how to use paint through music and games. Join in playing ‘pass the picture’, ‘musical paintings’ and many more. As it will be messy, old clothes are advised.

Write like the ancients How did people write before the invention of pens, pencils and paper? Come and find out how the Ancient Greeks and Romans wrote through hands-on activities, videos and more. FREE but BOOKING ESSENTIAL from 23 September For 28 October pre-book at museum-education@classics. or 01223 330402 For 31 October book with the Fitzwilliam Museum

£5 per child

£5 per child

Saturday 23 November 10.30 – 12.30 Ages 8+

Time travelling creations Go on an adventure through time by investigating the collection at the Fitzwilliam. Explore drawing and mark making to create your own unusual and fantastical creatures inspired by the collection. £5 per child


Families Wednesday 30 October 12.00 – 16.00 All Ages

Line dancing (mark two)

Saturdays 7 September, 5 October, 2 November, 7 December 14.00 – 16.00

Family First Saturdays On the first Saturday of each month visit 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.

Saturday 26 October 14.00 – 17.00 Ages 8 –  80+

Discovering ancient Assyria An afternoon of drop-in activities and mini talks. Hunt down the Fitzwilliam Museum’s Assyrian artefacts and learn about their history. Write your name like an Assyrian using cuneiform script on clay and let our resident diviner read your future from oil and water! Pick up a full list of activities on the day, available at both entrances.


Family drawing workshop to encourage crossing the borders between observation, movement, mark making and meaning. More information available on the day at both Museum entrances.

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

Promenade Concerts Sundays 13.15


FREE Gallery 3

Enjoy a series of popular Promenade Concerts, with music performed by talented musicians in the beautiful surroundings of the Museum. 29 September

Alumni Festival Promenade Concert Jon Fistein cello Graeme Mitchison piano Beethoven, Schumann, Bach 13 October

The Mulberry Piano Trio

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.

27 October

24 November

The Elizabethan 007: Music and Intrigue at the Court of Elizabeth I Hexachordia

Baroque tapestries Le Petit Orchestre

Early music group Dowland, Morley, Byrd, Johnson 3 November Matthew McCombie piano Chopin, Grieg, Albeniz 10 November

Cracow Duo

Paul Seddon violin Vivian Williams cello John Richens piano Mendelssohn, Turina

Jan Kalinowski cello Marek Szlezer piano Chopin, Tansman, Stravinsky, Piazzolla

20 October

17 November

Charlotte Rowan violin Charlotte Stevenson piano Brahms, Bach, Elgar, Kreisler

Rachel Good violin Samira Tabraue piano Frank, FaurĂŠ, Massenet


Helen Kruger violin/director Kate Macoboy soprano 1 December

Instrumental award holders for chamber music A variety of works played by the very best undergraduate chamber musicians


Friday 25 October 13.15

The Fitzwilliam's 'other' Virginal Book In this harpsichord recital, Gerald Gifford, Honorary Keeper of Music, introduces and plays keyboard music from one of the Museum’s hidden treasures, the socalled ‘John Bull’ manuscript of c.1600. He examines its relationship with the Museum’s celebrated volume of Elizabethan music, the Virginal Book. Both manuscripts will be on display in Gallery 3.

Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 October Gallery 11

Britten Sinfonia Academy in residence at the Fitz An ensemble of talented young classical musicians of secondary school age from the East of England. Working with professional members of the orchestra, the Academy’s musicians will participate in a weekend residency at the Fitz where they will work with composer Philip Cashian to create music inspired by the Museum and its artefacts. Members of the public are welcome to observe the group from behind a barrier, as they take part in creative workshops during the afternoons. The finished pieces will be performed in 2014 at the Fitzwilliam Museum and West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge; and St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich.

Pontifical, France 1303-1316, Illuminated manuscript (detail) © The Fitzwilliam Museum


Thursday 12 December 19.30

Christmas at the Fitzwilliam with Granta Chorale The Museum’s perennially popular annual Christmas concert takes place in the splendid surroundings of Gallery 3. Come and enjoy a performance of seasonal favourites and a glass of wine amidst the Fitzwilliam’s fabulous collections and get the festive season off to a very special start. Tickets: £17.50 (£14.50 concessions and Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum), including interval glass of wine. Available from City Centre Box Office, Wheeler Street, Cambridge. Tel: 01223 357851

Poussin Re-display of Poussin’s Extreme Unction From 20 August 2013 French Art 17th-19th centuries (Gallery 4) Thanks to the generosity of His Grace, the Duke of Rutland, the Museum will from August have the opportunity to display the three remaining paintings from Nicolas Poussin’s first series of The Seven Sacraments, painted between 1637 and 1642 for his friend and patron, Cassiano dal Pozzo. The three paintings, representing Marriage, Confirmation and Eucharist, will be displayed in the French Gallery along with another from the series, Extreme Unction, which the Museum acquired in 2012 (made possible by the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, many charitable trusts and thousands of individuals). In proximity with nearby Gallery 7, the series can be considered in the context of paintings and sculpture by artists whom Poussin knew in Rome, or whose works he would have seen there.

Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665), Extreme Unction, 1638-1640 (detail) © The Fitzwilliam Museum


UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE MUSEUMS The University Museums and Collections are all within short walking distance of the City Centre. Explore more than five million works of art, artefacts and specimens in one square mile of Cambridge. Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology Cambridge University Botanic Garden Museum of Classical Archaeology The Fitzwilliam Museum Kettle’s Yard The Polar Museum Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences Whipple Museum of the History of Science

Throughout September

Festival of Ideas

Open Cambridge Trail Museum Favourites

Venture into the realms of ancient languages, mapping, collecting, quantum frontiers and more through talks, debates, music, exhibitions and family fun. Find out more at: FOI

Dip into a trail that takes you across Cambridge and see objects in a new way by stepping into the minds behind the collections. Download the free trail Throughout October

Big Draw on Tour Celebrate The Big Draw and join us for a programme of artist-led drawing workshops across museums and community venues in Cambridge. Find out more at: museums/bigdrawontour 23 October – 3 November

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10.00 - 17.00

Sundays & Bank Holidays

12.00 - 17.00

CLOSED: Mondays, 24-26 & 31 December and 1 January

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What's On September - December 2013  

Programme of exhibitions and events

What's On September - December 2013  

Programme of exhibitions and events