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Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00 - 17:00

FREE ADMISSION

 

View our What's On: September-December booklet online.

 

Lunchtime Talks

Enigma machine and linear b tablet

Curators’ introduction to Codebreakers and Groundbreakers

A talk with Dr Anastasia Christofilopoulou (Fitzwilliam Museum), Dr Yannis Galanakis (Faculty of Classics) & Dr James Grime (Mathematician and Public Speaker).

25/10/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Enigma machine and linear b tablet

Curators’ introduction to Codebreakers and Groundbreakers

A talk with Dr Anastasia Christofilopoulou (Fitzwilliam Museum), Dr Yannis Galanakis (Faculty of Classics) & Dr James Grime (Mathematician and Public Speaker).

25/10/2017

15:00 to 15:45

Free

Photo of Pallavi Paul

Terra Firma: a conversation with Pallavi Paul

Pallavi Paul, in conversation about her new work Terra Firma on display in the Museum. 

27/10/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Visitors at the Fitzwilliam

Art speak

Enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art.

31/10/2017

13:15 to 13:45

Free

Linear B tablet

Reading Between the Lines: the worlds of linear B

A talk with Professor John Bennet, a contributor to the Codebreakers exhibition catalogue.

02/11/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Degas dancers

Cobbling things together: new insights into Degas’s working methods

A talk with Jane Munro, Keeper of Paintings Drawings and Prints; Jo Dillon, Conservator of Objects, Applied Arts; Jane Ison, Senior Technician, and Richard Carpenter, Technician, Paintings Drawings and Prints.

08/11/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Silver shilling struck during the siege of Pontefract in 1648

Currencies of Conflict: siege and emergency money from antiquity to Second World War

A talk with Richard Kelleher, Assistant Keeper of Coins (Medieval and Modern).

15/11/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Edgas Degas by Marcellin Desboutin

Degas’s Drinker: Marcellin Desboutin and the portrait print after photography

A talk with Amy Marquis, Research Assistant, Department of Paintings, Drawings and Prints.

22/11/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Visitors at the Fitzwilliam

Art speak

Enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art.

28/11/2017

13:15 to 13:45

Free

Linear B tablet

Gendering Decryption - Decrypting Gender

A talk with Annie Burman, Faculty of Classics.

29/11/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Adult Workshops

Degas sculpture

The truth about modelling in wax - FULLY BOOKED

Visit the Degas exhibition and then discover the versatility of wax in this practical introduction to modelling in wax workshop.

25/10/2017

10:15 to 12:00

£10

Degas dancers

Life drawing class

An opportunity to draw in pencil from a life model within the Degas exhibition with tutor Pam Smy.

29/10/2017

10:45 to 13:00

£25 (£20 concessions and Friends)

Degas dancers

Copying and originality: Degas, the radical fogey

In this workshop, led by local artist Jeremy Mulvey, discover how Degas merges tradition with realism and photography, and developed a unique vision by copying the work of others. 

11/11/2017

10:15 to 16:00

£45 (£40 concessions and Friends)

Degas sculpture

MUSE - Degas - FULLY BOOKED

Create your own maquette from modelling wax.

17/11/2017

10:15 to 12:00

£10

Christmas crafts

Christmas crafts

Celebrate the festive season with our ever popular Christmas crafts session. 

08/12/2017

10:15 to 12:30

£15 (£12 concessions and Friends)

Talks and Events

Degas sculpture

The "terrible reality" of Degas's Little Dancer Aged Fourteen

A gallery talk about Degas: a passion for perfection with exhibition curator Jane Munro. FULLY BOOKED

24/10/2017

14:00 to 14:45

Free

Degas bronze dancer

Tour for blind and partially sighted adults: Degas and Rodin

A unique opportunity to handle some beautiful bronze sculptures of horses, dancers, and other figures by famous French Impressionist artists Degas and Rodin, and to learn how and why they were made, with Dr Victoria Avery, Keeper of Applied Arts.

31/10/2017

14:15 to 16:00

Free

Enigma Machine

Alan Turing and the Enigma machine

A presentation by James Grime.

11/11/2017

14:30 to 15:30

£7 (£5 concessions and Friends)

Linear B tablet

Tour for blind and partially sighted adults: Codebreakers and Groundbreakers

Join the Antiquities curators and educators of the Fitzwilliam Museum, on a special handling session and tour of the Codebreakers and Groundbreakers exhibition. You will discover Bronze Age documents written in Linear B as well as the history of cryptography from ancient times to the modern day.

14/11/2017

14:15 to 16:00

Free

Linear B tablet

Tour for blind and partially sighted adults: Codebreakers and Groundbreakers

Join the Antiquities curators and educators of the Fitzwilliam Museum, on a special handling session and tour of the Codebreakers and Groundbreakers exhibition. You will discover Bronze Age documents written in Linear B as well as the history of cryptography from ancient times to the modern day.

21/11/2017

14:15 to 16:00

Free

Music

Jon Fistein

Music for clarinet and strings

Jon Fistein (cello), Konrad Wagstyl & Sam Alberman (violins), Tom Taylor (viola) and Sarah Bowden (clarinet) perform Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet and works by Stravinsky for clarinet and string quartet.

29/10/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Patrick Hemmerlé

Music for piano

With Patrick Hemmerlé (piano).

05/11/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Emmanual Bach

Music for violin and piano

Programme to include Beethoven’s Sonata in G, Op. 30, No. 3 and Wieniawski’s Fantasie Brillante, Op. 20, with Emmanual Bach (violin) and Jenny Stern (piano).

12/11/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Lucy Cavendish Singers

Lucy Cavendish Singers: the far shore

A performance of liturgical, medieval and classical pieces, including traditional Nordic and Sephardic songs as well as works by Benjamin Britten and Javier Busto. With Ivan Garford (double bass), Lucy Bunce (harp) and Dave Niskin (guitar). Directed by Katharina Megli.

19/11/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Instrumental Award Holders

Cambridge University Instrumental Award Holders

A performance of Dvořák's String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 77 (35 mins) and Francis Poulenc's Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone (10 mins) by the very best undergraduate chamber musicians.

 

26/11/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Evening Performances / Events

The Fitzwilliam at night

Late at the Fitzwilliam

A special after hours opening of the Museum and the major autumn exhibitions.

15/11/2017

17:00 to 21:00

Free

Tour

Guided Tour

Join a one hour guided tour of the Museum on Saturdays, or book a tour in advance for any visit for a group.

05/04/2014 to 05/04/2018

14:30 to 15:30

Courses

Art studio materials

Portals to the world

An art appreciation course designed especially for people living at home with a dementia diagnosis and their care partners.

26/10/2017

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Art studio materials

Portals to the world

An art appreciation course designed especially for people living at home with a dementia diagnosis and their care partners.

02/11/2017

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Art studio materials

Portals to the world

An art appreciation course designed especially for people living at home with a dementia diagnosis and their care partners.

09/11/2017

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Art studio materials

Portals to the world

An art appreciation course designed especially for people living at home with a dementia diagnosis and their care partners.

16/11/2017

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Art studio materials

Portals to the world

An art appreciation course designed especially for people living at home with a dementia diagnosis and their care partners.

23/11/2017

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Family Activities

Cambridge Film Festival logo

Family Film Festival at the Arts Picturehouse

To celebrate the beauty and movement of our special exhibition, Degas: a passion for perfection, we have teamed up with the Family Film Festival to show the iconic short film Red Balloon. The film will be followed by art activities.

23/10/2017

10:00 to 12:00

Free

Linear B tablet

Codes in clay

8 –12 yrs

Visit the Codebreakers and Groundbreakers exhibition and then create your own message in clay, led by Dr Anna Judson and members of the CREWS project (Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems).

28/10/2017

10:30 to 12:30

£8 per child

Family First Saturday

Drop-in on the first Saturday of the month and join us for activities and art-making on the theme of codebreakers.

04/11/2017

14:00 to 16:00

Free

It’s magic

2 – 5 yrs

Looking at art together can be magical! Listen to stories exploring work in the galleries and make art of your own in the studio to take home.

21/11/2017

10:00 to 11:30

£3 per child

Baby magic

0 - 2 yrs

This gently structured session allows babies to discover aspects of our collection through sensory exploration of colour, shape, texture, sound, and movement. We will enjoy the galleries together and then get creative in the studio.

22/11/2017

10:00 to 11:00

£3 per child

Family First Saturday

Drop-in on the first Saturday of the month and join us for activities and art-making on the theme of it's cold outside.

02/12/2017

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Degas dancers

Life drawing

5 – 7 yrs

See our special exhibition Degas: a passion for perfection, then draw a real dancer in the studio with artist Lauren Clemmet.

16/12/2017

10:30 to 12:30

£8 per child

for Young People

Enigma machine and linear b tablet

ReSource - Cryptic messages

A special programme for teenagers. Join guest artist Susie Olczak to make your own coded artworks in mixed media.

18/11/2017

11:00 to 13:00

£5

Enigma machine and linear b tablet

MAKE! - Secret agents

Make your own secret code and hide it in your artwork with guest artist Susie Olczak.

18/11/2017

14:00 to 16:00

£5

La Maison de la Piette, Montfoucault, effet de neige, Camille Pissarro

ReSource - Snow on snow

A special programme for teenagers. Find out how Japanese art influenced the French Impressionists. 

09/12/2017

11:00 to 13:00

£5

La Maison de la Piette, Montfoucault, effet de neige, Camille Pissarro

Prints in the snow

Experiment with mono-printing with guest artist Hideki Arichi.

09/12/2017

14:00 to 16:00

£5

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