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January - April 2013

What’s On

Exhibitions and events

Welcome to the Fitzwilliam Museum’s Winter 2013 programme of events

It is also known for its remarkable collections from the ancient world, with artefacts from Egypt, Greece, Rome, Cyprus and the Near East.

With over half a million objects in its collection, the Fitzwilliam has been described as ‘one of the great treasure houses of Britain’ and ‘arguably the finest museum in Europe’.

Throughout the Museum there are significant collections of East Asian art, Chinese, Japanese and Korean; breath-taking illuminated manuscripts and outstanding collections of pottery, porcelain, glass, sculpture and coins.

Located in the heart of Cambridge, it is one of the most prominent buildings in the cityscape, with its monumental neoclassic facade and columns. It is just a short walk away from the city centre and the River Cam.

Above all, the Fitzwilliam Museum is the principal museum of the University of Cambridge and plays a key role in academic research, learning at all levels and wider community engagement.

The Museum was founded in 1816 by the 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion who bequeathed his collections of art, music, manuscripts and books to the University of Cambridge.

Admission to the Museum’s collections and exhibitions is free for everyone to enjoy.

The Museum building was opened to the public in 1848 and since then the Fitzwilliam has continued to grow. Today the Museum has one of the finest collections of paintings, drawings and prints in Britain, with well-known works by Rubens, Poussin, Titian, Veronese, Constable, Monet and Picasso, to name but a few.

Cover: Quentin Blake, Guided Tour from 'The Life of Birds' series (detail) © the artist



Fitzwilliam succeeds in saving Poussin masterpiece for the nation

Make-over for Armoury Gallery The Armoury will undergo a “major spring clean” following the close of the Calligraphy Today exhibition, on display in the gallery until 13 January. Old displays will be refreshed and new displays will be installed with material from the reserve collection, never before on public view. It is expected the refurbished Armoury will re-open by April 2013.

We are delighted to report that the campaign by the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Art Fund to raise £3.9m to acquire Poussin’s masterpiece Extreme Unction (c. 1638-40) reached a successful conclusion, with the painting now on display in the Octagon Gallery. Read more on page 10.

Talks celebrating recent acquistions

Origins of the Afro Comb website

To broaden understanding of, and engagement with, recent acquisitions such as Poussin’s Extreme Unction, the Lansdowne Relief and The Triumph of Venus by Rubens, we have programmed a number of special lunchtime talks. See page 14 for details.

This new interactive website promotes the activities of this major community project. Learn more about hair, grooming and hair combs in Africa and the African Diaspora and click on the video archive to hear people share their stories about Afro combs. These stories will form part of a Summer 2013 exhibition, looking at the 5000-year history of the iconic Afro comb from the Pre-dynastic period of Egypt to the Twentieth Century in the UK and North America. If you would like to contribute your own personal testimony, email curator Sally-Ann Ashton:

The Search for Immortality: Tomb Treasures of Han China This blockbuster exhibition ended its six-month run on 11 November 2012 and has been the second most successful exhibition ever staged at the Fitzwilliam Museum (after Vermeer’s Women), attracting a total of 118,962 visitors.


Quentin Blake: Drawn by Hand 12 February - 12 May 2013 Shiba Gallery (14) Quentin Blake is one of the best-known illustrators of his generation. Drawn by Hand looks at individual works he has produced in the past decade: book illustrations, etchings, lithographs, drawings and works done for hospitals in various and contrasting media. This work will be accompanied by a display of pens, brochures, inks, watercolours, quills and other materials from the artist’s studio.

For complementary events see pages 16 & 18.


Exhibitions Quentin Blake, cover artwork from ‘Rosie’s Magic Horse’ by Russell Hoban (detail) (Walker Books, 2012) © the artist


China’s White Gold Contemporary Porcelain from Jingdezhen 18 December 2012 1 April 2013 Mellon (13) To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, The Fitzwilliam Museum is showcasing the first major exhibition in this country of more than 80 works created in Jingdezhen, China, by over 50 contemporary ceramicists. Comprising technically brilliant works ranging from the traditional to the avant-garde, the exhibition explores Jingdezhen’s legacy, and looks at what it means for artists working there today. Discover a tale of incredible craftsmanship, industrial espionage of trade secrets and conspicuous consumption on a grand scale. Featuring some of the world’s foremost porcelain ceramicists and works never before seen in the UK, including a number of specially commissioned pieces. The exhibition’s principal partner is Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute.



Higher Ground Prints by Gerhart Frankl (1901-65)

Sculpture Promenade

to 3 February 2013 Charrington Print Room (16)

Artists featured in the Fitzwilliam Museum’s third Sculpture Promenade are Cambridge based sculptor Helaine Blumenfeld, British sculptor Peter Randall-Page and Japanese sculptor Kan Yasuda. All three artists worked in the renowned sculpture centre of Pietrasanta, Italy, with the famous local Carrara marble. People are encouraged to interact with the pieces, as all three artists created their works with the aim of viewers being able to experience them as much through touch as visually.

Born in Vienna, Gerhart Frankl became part of a group of artists who reacted against the Expressionism of Kokoschka, Schiele and Klimt in the 1920s. Frankl loved to travel, and many of his prints depict views that he sketched while touring the Alps on his BMW motorbike in 1928. They show his concern to portray structure, space and light with an inventive combination of printmaking techniques. Frankl escaped the persecution of Jews during the Nazi regime by emigrating to England in 1938. The exhibition includes Viennese prints by other emigrés who settled in England, such as Oskar Kokoschka and Georg Ehrlich.

to March 2013 Museum Lawns

Special Display Glittering Prizes: Schools and their Medals to 3 February 2013 Glaisher Gallery (27)

For complementary events see pages 14 & 15.

Enjoy a top class display of medals, awarded to children for their achievements in English and Scottish schools. These medals provide many fascinating insights into the history of our schools, from the grandest Public Schools to Charity Schools for the most deprived children. The medals rewarding the achievements of pupils named on them are particularly precious pieces of social history, and others show how much the education of our children has changed over the centuries.

Exhibition supported by: Paul & Louise Cooke Endowment The Marlay Group The Monument Trust

Gerhart Frankl, Self portrait III, 1928 (detail), Drypoint. Courtesy of Gerhart Frankl Memorial Trust. Silver medal commemorating the five-hundredth anniversary of Winchester College in 1893 Opposite: Ning Gang, Lotus in sunlight (detail) © the artist


Exhibitions Last Chance to See Snow Country Woodcuts of the Japanese Winter

Calligraphy Today

to 13 January 2013 Shiba Gallery (14)

Enjoy the first ever exhibition of the Museum’s remarkable collection of contemporary calligraphy acquired in 2008. The wide range of media — paper, parchment, papyrus, glass, ceramics, stone and woodcarving — showcases the work of leading British and foreign artists. Their eclectic styles and experimental techniques celebrate the dynamic relationship between heritage crafts and contemporary art, combining tradition with innovation. Inspired by the rich histories and contemporary cultures of Europe, the Middle East, China and Japan, the exhibits embrace themes as diverse as science and literature, ecology and politics.

Japanese artists have long responded to the beauty of a world changed by frozen forms and stilled by a blanket of white snow. This selection of prints by artists such as Hokusai and Hiroshige includes stories from poetry and myth, with journeys, ambushes and skirmishes in the snow; children throwing snowballs and building snow-rabbits; the everyday struggle of travellers making their way through snowdrifts; the stillness of people indoors gazing out at the unbroken spell of freshly fallen snow; and the almost abstract world of a pure snowy landscape where people play little part.

to 13 January 2013 Armoury (31)

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), Kameyama - clear weather after snow, 1833-4 (detail), colour print from woodblocks Hermann Zapf, Calligraphy in four languages (detail), original made in 1970. Silkscreen print on genuine gold leaf with tempera colour © the artist


University of Cambridge Museums

Thresholds Poets in Residence Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, has invited ten of the best UK poets writing today to take part in an unprecedented series of residencies in the eight University Museums, University Library and Cambridge University Botanic Garden. The Fitzwilliam Museum is delighted to welcome Welsh poet, Owen Sheers, to the Museum for two weeks during January to March 2013. Sheers, who won the Somerset Maugham Award for his poetry collection ‘Skirrid Hill’, has been commissioned to write a poem informed and inspired by the collections and will be involved in an exciting programme of educational events engaging with young people in the area. For more information about Thresholds please visit:

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 Charles Darwin’s animal specimens collected on the Beagle voyage (Museum of Zoology) to name a few. Other fascinating pieces can be found at the recently refurbished Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Museum of Classical Archaeology, Kettle’s Yard and The Fitzwilliam Museum. For more details about the museums and their collections visit: See pages 15, 17 & 18 for joint events.

Megalosaurus skull, Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences



The Fitzwilliam Museum succeeds in saving Poussin masterpiece for the nation

We are delighted to anounce that the campaign by the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Art Fund to raise £3.9m to enable the Museum to acquire Nicolas Poussin’s masterpiece Extreme Unction (c. 1638-40) has reached a successful conclusion, with the help of a substantial grant of approximately £3 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and almost £1 million in donations from members of the public and charitable organisations. We are extremely grateful to the charities and thousands of individual donors who have contributed. Supporters of the Fitzwilliam Museum gave a total of £692,000 including significant funds from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam. As well as providing vital early strategic support and a grant of £100,000, the Art Fund also raised funds through

contributions from nearly 3,000 members, bringing in a further £142,000. The support of a number of other trusts and foundations was invaluable. We would also like to express gratitude to the National Gallery for displaying the painting prominently for several weeks in the autumn. This bolstered the campaign at a crucial stage by providing an appropriate national profile for the appeal, and garnered universal critical and popular support. The hugely generous donations and grants allowed the Fitzwilliam Museum to take advantage of an extraordinary opportunity provided by H.M. Government’s Acceptance in Lieu scheme to acquire the painting for £3.9m instead of its market value of £14m.

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


For the Museum, this is the most significant Old Master acquisition in nearly a century. It transforms the collections. The masterpiece is on special display in the Octagon Gallery until 5 May 2013. To celebrate this acquisition we have programmed two complementary lunchtime talks. See page 14 for details.

FREE drop-in events at a glance JANUARY 5 Sat

Drop-In Family First Saturday

14.00 – 16.00

16 Wed Talk

Sculpture: an illustrated talk 13.15 – 14.00

20 Sun

Tippett, Copland,


Courtyard Seminar Room

Lauridsen, Whitacre


Gallery 3

22 Tue

Art Speak


Courtyard Entrance


23 Wed Talk

Poems after Poussin

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

27 Sun

Schumann, Strauss


Gallery 3

13.15 & 14.30


14.00 – 16.00



30 Wed Talk

A landmark acquisition

by Nicolas Poussin


Drop-In Family First Saturday

3 Sun


Grieg, Strauss, Britten, Weber 13.15

Gallery 3

10 Sun


Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov


Gallery 3

12 Tue


The Lansdowne Relief

14.00 – 16.00

Gallery 21

13 Wed Talk

The Triumph of Venus

by Rubens

Drop-In Drawing Together

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

12.00 – 16.00


Drop-In Twilight at the Museums


Camb. Museums

17 Sun


Beethoven, Kodaly


Gallery 3

19 Tue


Art Speak


Courtyard Entrance


22 Fri


Virginal Book revisited


Gallery 3

24 Sun


Mozart, Dvorak


Gallery 3

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

14.00 – 16.00


27 Wed Talk

Restoring the

Lansdowne Relief


Drop-In Family First Saturday


The Lansdowne Relief

14.00 – 16.00

Gallery 21

3 Sun


Tchaikovsky, Liszt/Wagner


Gallery 3

10 Sun


13 Wed Talk 19 Tue


Britten Sinfonia Academy


Gallery 3

The Lansdowne Relief

13.15 – 14.00

Gallery 21

Art Speak


Courtyard Entrance

Sculpture at Villa Adriana

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

3 Wed Drop-In Drawing Together

12.00 – 16.00


6 Sat

14.00 – 16.00


27 Wed Talk APRIL

Drop-In Family First Saturday

10 Wed Talk

The Lansdowne Relief

in England

13.15 – 14.00

Seminar Room

16 Tue


Art Speak


Courtyard Entrance

30 Tue


Taylor Quintet


Gallery 3


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.

16 January

27 February

Sculpture: an illustrated talk

Making and remaking: the technology and restoration of the Lansdowne Relief

Peter Randall Page (Re-scheduled from 31 October 2012)

23 January

Poems after Poussin Dr Karen Brown, Trinity College, Dublin

30 January 13.15 & 14.30

A landmark acquisition by Nicolas Poussin Jane Munro, Senior Assistant Keeper (Paintings, Drawings and Prints) Octagon

13 February

The Triumph of Venus by Rubens David Scrase, Assistant Director, Collections (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

The Lansdowne Relief (detail) dark grey limestone, AD 100-150

Julie Dawson, Senior Assistant Keeper (Conservation) and Margreta Sonnenwald, Conservation Intern

Drop-In Tuesdays 22 January, 19 February, 19 March, 16 April 13.15

Art Speak Enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art. Meet at Courtyard Entrance.

13 March

The Lansdowne Relief and the Longue DurĂŠe of Maritime Entanglements Professor James Whitley, Cardiff University

27 March

The use of sculpture at Villa Adriana Sally-Ann Ashton, Senior Assistant Keeper (Antiquities)

10 April

The Lansdowne Relief in England: from 1771 to 2013 Lucilla Burn, Keeper (Antiquities) 14

Tuesday 12 February: 14.00 - 16.00 Saturday 2 March: 12.00 - 14.00 (family oriented session)

The Lansdowne Relief: a new member of the Antiquities family Come and meet the latest acquisition of the Antiquities department! Our staff and Museum friends will be there to guide you through its story. Meet in the Greece and Rome Galleries

Special Events

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

Panel discussion: Do we need beauty in art?

Evening of Wednesday 13 February

As the Museum’s third successful Sculpture Promenade draws to a close at the end of March, exhibiting sculptor Helaine Blumenfeld will join a distinguished panel of participants in considering the question of whether beauty is essential to the creation and enjoyment of art.

As darkness falls, the fun begins. Come and join University of Cambridge Museums for a twilight family adventure during the half-term holiday in February 2013! A mixture of free, drop in and bookable events are taking place at museums and collections across Cambridge. Find out more: museums/twilight

Twilight at the Museums

Date to be confirmed. For more information visit: http://www.fitzmuseum.

Tuesdays 5 February 2 April 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. FREE but booking essential

Kan Yasuda, Risonanza, 2011 and Tempi-Segreto del Cielo, 2009 (detail)


Adult Courses & Workshops

Booking Essential

Fridays 25 January, 22 February, 22 March & 26 April 10.15 - 12.00

MUSE Become more confident with your drawing skills and discover new ways of working at this art workshop. £5 per workshop

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

Friday 15 March 14.00 - 16.00

Friday 19 April 10.15- 13.00

Caring for museum collections

Copying and Originality ‘Good artists copy, great artists steal’ - Picasso

Take a rare peek behind the scenes and see how we care for our valuable and vulnerable collection. FREE but booking essential

Thursday 14 March 10.15 - 16.00

A Day of Illustration Looking at the drawings within our Quentin Blake exhibition, discover the exciting relationship between words and images. Then using the permanent collection as inspiration, create observational drawings in the galleries and further explore illustration techniques in our education studio with Pam Smy. £40 (£35 concessions)

Thursday 28 March 10.30 - 13.00

Make an Impression Take a fresh look at our Impressionist collection and observe how these artists captured the world around them. In the studio explore marking, colour palettes and composition. Then create your own Impressionistinspired artwork using acrylics on board. £30 (£25 concessions)

Claude Monet (1840-1926), Les Peupliers, 1891 (detail)


In this workshop, led by Jeremy Mulvey, discover how radical artists such as Degas, Fantin-Latour and Picasso used copying as a way of moving their work forward in unique ways. Choose a piece of art from the museums collection and experiment with ways you can copy to develop your own individual artistic vision. £30 (£25 concessions)

Young Adults

Thursday 14 February 10.00 - 16.00 Ages 13 -18

Work Experience Taster Day

9, 12-16 & 23 February 10.00 - 16.30

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.

We welcome students studying GCSE and A Level art, to research and sketch their exam theme using our collections as inspiration. Students will be able to use the Museum’s studio space, benefit from one-to-one advice and gallery tours.

For more information, and to book, email Linda Brooklyn:

New for 2013

Saturday 27 April 10.30 - 12.30 Ages 12+

Think Big Paint Big An exciting chance to let your imagination, and paint brushes, run wild in this big canvas acrylic painting session. Using the galleries of the Fitzwilliam Museum as inspiration. FREE but booking essential

Friday 15 February Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences and Museum of Zoology Trips to these museums will begin at 10.30 and finish at 13.00, following 10.00 registration at The Fitzwilliam Museum. Students return to the Fitz in the afternoon to continue their work in the studio with support from the Education team and practising artists.

An opportunity to visit the collections of four other University Museums:

Wednesday 20 February 10.00 - 16.00

Tuesday 12 February The Museum Archaeology and Anthropology

for students with SEN

Wednesday 13 February The Polar Museum Thursday 14 February Kettle’s Yard

Pottery bottle, Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology Darwin’s beetle box, University Museum of Zoology


Special schools and/or carers are welcome to call 01223 332904 to reserve a morning or afternoon slot for their pupils.

Supported by

Booking Essential

Children and Families

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

Tuesdays 29 January & 12 March 10.00 - 11.30 Ages 2 - 5

Saturday 23 March 10.30 - 12.30 Ages 5+

It’s Magic!

Join us for Easter fun in our galleries and education studio.

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 9 March 10.00 - 12.30 Ages 8+ accompanied by adult(s)

Cambridgeshire Buried Treasure Join us on a search for buried treasure, starting at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and moving to The Fitzwilliam Museum to discover precious coins. Then make your own embossed treasure in the education studio to take home.

An Eggcellent Adventure

£5 per child

Friday 5 April 10.30 - 12.30 Ages 8+

A Stone Carver’s Tale Listen to tales of a stone carver and learn about the myths and legends surrounding the Landsdowne Relief, which once decorated Emperor Hadrian’s villa near Ancient Rome. Then create your own sculpture in the education studio to take home. £5 per child

Wednesday 10 April 10.30 - 12.30 Ages 8+ accompanied by adult(s)

Art Inspired by the Past Starting at the Sedgwick Museum explore life on planet Earth through the amazing collection of fossils, rocks, minerals and dinosaurs. Moving on to the Fitzwilliam Museum look at animals in art and make your own animal inspired press print! £5 per child

Thursday 11 April 10.30 - 11.30 Ages 5+ 14.00 - 16.00 Ages 8+

Talking Pictures Explore the marvellous Quentin Blake exhibition and create your own wonderful illustrations in our education studio. £5 per child

£5 per child

Trilobite fossil, Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences


Families Wednesdays 13 February & 3 April 12.00 – 16.00 All Ages

Drawing Together Drop in and draw at the Museum with activities and inspiration available from the Fitz family Welcome Point.

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.

Drop in to all events for free, unless otherwise stated Saturdays 5 January, 2 February, 2 March, 6 April: 14.00 -16.00 • All Ages

Gallery Trails

Family First Saturdays

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

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.

Supported by


Promenade Concerts Sundays 13.15


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. The series closes with a special performance by Britten Sinfonia Academy (see opposite page).

3 February

20 January

10 February

Vox Cantab ‘American Roots’

The Arbury Trio

Tim Parsons piano Louisa Denby director Tippett, Copland, Lauridsen, Whitacre 27 January Richard Dowling tenor Rebecca Taylor piano Schumann, Strauss

The Galliard Trio Andrew Morris flute Martin White oboe and cor anglais Alec Forshaw piano and bassoon Grieg, Strauss, Britten, Weber

Katherine Lee violin Chislaine McMullin cello Johnson Leung piano Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov Performed by University of Cambridge Instrumental Award Holders for Chamber Music

17 February Ilyoung Chae piano Juyeon Chae cello Beethoven, Kodaly


24 February Gwen Owen Richer violin Isaac Nakhimovsky viola Jon Fistein cello Adella Coren Boksenberg piano Mozart, Dvorak 3 March Nadav Hertzka piano Tchaikovsky, Liszt, Wagner


Friday 22 February 13.15

Sunday 10 March 15.00

Tuesday 30 April 13.15

The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book revisited: some practical outcomes of recent research

Britten Sinfonia Academy

Taylor Quintet

A new ensemble for talented young 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 create music inspired by the Museum and its artefacts. The weekend will culminate in this special Promenade Concert, which will include new works composed by the ensemble and other complementary pieces performed by both Academy and Britten Sinfonia musicians.

Enjoy Mozart's late String Quintet in D major, K.593, composed only months before his early death, performed by leading student musicians in the Taylor Quintet. The performance will be complemented by a display of Mozart's autograph manuscripts, with a voluntary collection after the concert.

Join Gerald Gifford for a special recital, which draws upon recent scholarly studies into the practical performance of the Museum’s worldfamous manuscript of early keyboard music.

Photo: Britten Sinfonia Academy


Visitor Information

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

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

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Opening Hours Tuesday - Saturday

10.00 - 17.00

Sundays & Bank Holidays, including Easter Monday:

12.00 - 17.00

CLOSED: Mondays, Good Friday 29 March, 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).


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

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What's On January - April 2013  

Programme of exhibitions and events

What's On January - April 2013  

Programme of exhibitions and events