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December - The Founder's Library

Rounding up the Object of the Month series is an in-depth look at the Founder's Library. Built along with the first part of the Museum, the Library was primarily intended to store the huge amount of works, both Manuscripts and Printed books that made up part of Viscount Fitzwilliam's original Bequest.

Never before opened to the public, the Library will be accessible through free tours throughout the month, click here to find out more.


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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall's visit

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the Fitzwilliam Museum and the University of Cambridge on Tuesday 29 November to mark the Fitzwilliam’s bicentenary and to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the Cambridge University Library.

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Advent calendar

Seasonal offerings & online advent calendar

Treat yourself to some culture, music, seasonal shopping, food and drink this December. And count down to this year's celebrations with our animated advent calendar.

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Drinks in the Courtyard

Music & Late at the Fitzwilliam

Join us on Friday 18 November for music and a special after-hours opening of the Museum.

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November: Lt. Hill's Military Cross

November's Object of the Month is the Military Cross awarded to Lieutenant Arthur Dudley Hill. Dr Adrian Popescu, Keeper of Coins and Medals explains the story behind the medal, which was awarded to Lieutenant Hill for his part in the WWI Battle of Loos in 1915.

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Detail of Admiral Russell's Frame

Admiral Russell's Frame

Taking a closer look at Admiral Russell's Frame

To commemorate the Museum’s bicentenary, we're seeking support in the acquisition of Admiral Russell’s Frame, a highly sophisticated example of craftsmanship.

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October: Lord Fitzwilliam's Print Collection

For October's Object of the Month we are cheating slightly, in that it’s not one object, but many. We walk through the Fitzwilliam’s extensive collection of print albums and find out why they are so special and unique to the world.

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Illustrated Manuscript

James H. Marrow Research Travel Fund

As part of the Fitzwilliam Museum’s bicentenary celebrations, we invite applications to the James H. Marrow Research Travel Fund. Deadline 30 November 2016.

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September: Livre des propriétés des choses

September’s Object of the Month comes from the Fitzwilliam’s extensive Manuscripts collection, and is the first display you see when you enter our COLOUR exhibition.

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August: Object of the Month

Our mosque lamp, found in the Arts of the Near East Gallery (No.33), is August's Object of the Month.

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