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Fitzwilliam's fundraising drive for local young people raises £30,000

The Fitzwilliam Museum is celebrating after a recent donations challenge has raised the funds to bring about a life-changing new project with Soham Schools.

Published: Tue 21 Dec 2010

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Christmas 2010 at the Fitzwilliam

Escape from the winter chill into our galleries this festive season, and explore this world-class collection of art and antiquities.

Published: Wed 15 Dec 2010

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Take a virtual step into Ancient Egypt with Museum's new online gallery interactive

Visitors to the Fitzwilliam's website will now be able to explore a virtual version of the Museum's popular Egyptian galleries online.

Published: Mon 13 Dec 2010

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Change lives with creative learning: donate online TODAY

The Fitzwilliam today launches an ambitious fundraising challenge to bring about a life-changing new project with children in Soham and the surrounding communities.

Published: Mon 6 Dec 2010

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Epic of the Persian Kings: literature, debate and music on offer this Christmas and New Year

As the Fitzwilliam's acclaimed exhibition Epic of the Persian Kings enters its last full month on display, discover a range of Persian-themed events on offer in December.

Published: Wed 1 Dec 2010

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Book now for special pre-Christmas piano concert

This December, the Fitzwilliam hosts a performance by internationally acclaimed composer and pianist Tara Kamangar.

Published: Tue 23 Nov 2010

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Fitzwilliam Museum’s Darwin exhibition scoops a top regional award

The Fitzwilliam Museum's groundbreaking Endless Forms exhibition has been recognized for its innovative digital PR campaign in the East Anglia CIPR PRide awards.

Published: Fri 5 Nov 2010

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Open Forum: Join the debate on contemporary sculpture

Has the increasing commercialisation of 'celebrity artists' led to a corruption of value or a broadening of creative opportunities?

Published: Thu 4 Nov 2010

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A Dutch masterwork and furniture fit for a king: seventeenth-century artworks join Fitzwilliam Museum's collection

The world-class collections of the Fitzwilliam Museum have been enriched with the acquisition of two seventeenth-century masterworks: a Caravaggio-inspired Dutch painting, and an exceptional Louis XIV cabinet.

Published: Tue 2 Nov 2010

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Faces of 17th-century Rome to go on display in new exhibition

An exhibition opening on Tuesday at the Fitzwilliam showcases the lifelike portraits prints of Italian artist Ottavio Leoni (1578-1630).

Published: Fri 29 Oct 2010

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Half-term at the Fitz: celebrate The Big Draw 2010 with our adventure trail

From this Saturday, Cambridge families can embark on a free quest through the city's streets to discover its hidden secrets.

Published: Mon 18 Oct 2010

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Discover Persian music at the Fitzwilliam with special evening concerts

To mark the current exhibition Epic of the Persian Kings, the Fitzwilliam is staging a series of special gallery concerts showcasing the music of Persia.

Published: Fri 24 Sep 2010

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Movies beside the Museum: Film Festival brings free cinema to Fitzwilliam's grounds this weekend

This Sunday, the grounds of the Fitzwilliam will host a special locomotion-inspired cinema screening accompanied by live music.

Published: Wed 15 Sep 2010

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Objects of Affection: Pre-Raphaelite portraits now on display

A new exhibition opening today at the Fitzwilliam examines a less familiar aspect of the work of artist John Brett (1831-1902).

Published: Tue 14 Sep 2010

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Ancient Persia brought to life in new exhibition

A landmark exhibition now open at the Fitzwilliam explores the monumental artistic legacy of one of the world’s greatest literary epics: the 1000 year-old Persian 'Book of Kings', or Shahnameh.

Published: Mon 13 Sep 2010

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Endless Forms catalogue wins prestigious award

The catalogue accompanying the Fitzwilliam Museum’s record-breaking exhibition Endless Forms: Charles Darwin, Natural Science and the Visual Arts has been awarded the 2009 William M. B. Berger Prize for British Art History.

Published: Wed 18 Aug 2010

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Fitz's Outdoor Festival celebrates Chinese culture in the sun

Nearly 1,500 people enjoyed a day of music, dancing and workshops on the lawns of the Fitzwilliam Museum last week, as part of the Outdoor Festival of Chinese Culture.

Published: Wed 28 Jul 2010

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China comes to the Fitz this weekend as museum lawns offer dance, music and more

For one day only on Saturday 24 July, the lawns of the Fitzwilliam Museum will take on a festival atmosphere to celebrate Chinese culture.

Published: Mon 19 Jul 2010

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Young people get insight into Museum work with new scheme

A successful project taking place at the Fitzwilliam has been giving work opportunities to local young people.

Published: Tue 13 Jul 2010

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Follow the Fitz on Twitter!

The Fitzwilliam is now on Twitter, where you can follow the Museum’s activities and get behind-the-scenes updates on news, events and more. You can also get in touch and tell us what you think.

Published: Mon 12 Jul 2010

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Explore the Sculpture Promenade with special talks and events for all ages

Get an in-depth insight into the 2010 display of contemporary sculpture outside the Museum with our programme of events and activities, many of which are free.

Published: Fri 2 Jul 2010

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Winner of Chen Hong prize draw announced

A prize draw to mark the Fitzwilliam’s popular late opening as part of the nationwide Museums at Night event has been won by visitor Anne Wiltshire.

Published: Wed 23 Jun 2010

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Fitzwilliam welcomes top British gymnast for London 2012 Open Weekend launch

The Fitzwilliam yesterday provided the venue for British gymnast and Olympic Gold medallist Louis Smith to unveil the East of England programme for the London 2012 Open Weekend 2010.

Published: Tue 22 Jun 2010

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Explore the art of glass engraving online with virtual exhibition

To celebrate the opening of the new exhibition 21st Century Engraved Glass, the Fitzwilliam has created an online gallery giving a taste of the exhibits on show.

Published: Wed 16 Jun 2010

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Prized Possessions: new display opening today puts focus on Museum Founder’s own print collection

Upon his death in 1816, Lord Fitzwilliam bequeathed his substantial art collection - including 198 print albums - to the University of Cambridge in an act that founded the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Published: Tue 25 May 2010

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New print exhibition celebrates Japan and the sea

A new exhibition opening today at the Fitzwilliam presents a vivid selection of woodcut prints and books from the Fitzwilliam’s collection illustrating the relationship between the people of Japan and the sea that surrounds them, from the mythical to the everyday.

Published: Tue 18 May 2010

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Last few tickets available for British Museum director's talk

Tickets are nearly sold out for a lecture this Wednesday (19 May, 18.00) by Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum and presenter of the BBC Radio 4's A History of the World in 100 Objects.

Published: Mon 17 May 2010

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Special evening opening TONIGHT

Join us this evening (Friday 14 May) for a special sea-themed evening with something for everyone.

Published: Fri 14 May 2010

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Tell A History of The World with the Fitzwilliam’s collection

Is there an object in the Fitzwilliam’s collection that has a special significance for you, or something that you think would help tell a 'history of the world'?

Published: Wed 12 May 2010

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Take a fresh look at our collections with new website feature

Explore some of the fascinating histories behind objects in the Fitzwilliam Museum with Hidden Histories: Names and Faces.

Published: Thu 29 Apr 2010

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Maggi Hambling sea paintings open TODAY

A major exhibition of new sea paintings by one of Britain's most distinguished contemporary artists opens today at The Fitzwilliam Museum.

Published: Tue 27 Apr 2010

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New podcast: go behind the scenes of the 2010 Sculpture Promenade

Discover how the grounds of the Fitz were transformed for the second year running by this new display of contemporary sculpture.

Published: Tue 13 Apr 2010

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Relic trails and 3D craft: Easter fun for families this weekend

Drop into the Fitzwilliam this Easter weekend and discover a range of free activities on offer for families.

Published: Thu 1 Apr 2010

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Last chance to see: artist-in-residence Chen Hong

As his month-long residency in Cambridge draws to a close, this week is your last chance to see the celebrated Chinese ‘Fish God’ Chen Hong at work.

Published: Wed 24 Mar 2010

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New podcast: behind the scenes of the new-look Greek & Roman gallery

Get an insider's view of the Fitzwilliam’s newly refurbished Greek & Roman gallery with this latest podcast.

Published: Thu 11 Mar 2010

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Music, dancing and a Chinese lion at spectacular launch of two-year Olympics programme

Last night saw local and international talent unite for the official launch of Stories of the World: Eastern Exchanges - a two year-long programme of regionwide events leading up to the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Published: Fri 26 Feb 2010

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Eastern Exchanges at the Fitzwilliam Museum

A variety of exciting events are on offer at the Fitzwilliam as part of Stories of the World - a nationwide project for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

Published: Tue 23 Feb 2010

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From limelight to Twilight...

Yesterday, the Fitzwilliam’s galleries played host to a major live broadcast and an evening of twilight exploration.

Published: Thu 18 Feb 2010

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BBC Cambridgeshire broadcasting LIVE from the Fitzwilliam this week

The BBC and the Fitzwilliam Museum invite you to join presenter Sue Dougan for a live broadcast from the Museum’s new-look Greek and Roman gallery this Wednesday (17 February) from 12.30 until 16.00.

Published: Mon 15 Feb 2010

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Clouds and Myths: contemporary prints go on display

The haunting prints of artist Lino Mannocci (b. 1945) are showcased in an exhibition opening today at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

Published: Tue 9 Feb 2010

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Rediscovering Greece & Rome: newly displayed gallery now open to the public

Visitors can now experience "the best collection of antique art outside London’ (Sunday Times) in a completely new light, thanks to a £950,000 gallery refurbishment.

Published: Fri 29 Jan 2010

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A genius's journal, a medieval manuscript and a secret coin hoard - A History of the World at the Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam Museum is taking part in a unique project that showcases the treasures held in museum collections across the country.

Published: Tue 19 Jan 2010

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‘Who’s the Artist?’ - free sculpture panel discussion this week

An expert panel will gather at the Museum this week to explore issues facing contemporary sculptors today.

Published: Mon 18 Jan 2010

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