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Virgin and Child, attributed to Pietro di Niccolò da Orvieto

New Fitzwilliam Museum conservation blog

Read behind the scenes stories from Conservators, Technicians, Conservation Scientists and Collections Care experts, working on the rich collections of the Museum.

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Children drawing in gallery

February half term week at the Fitzwilliam

In addition to our temporary exhibitions, and permanent collections, we are running a number of events and activities for teenagers, families and younger visitors.

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Twilight 2017

Hugo Dalton illuminates Twilight 2017

The Fitzwilliam will be illuminated by designs from contemporary light artist Hugo Dalton for Twilight at the Museums 2017 during half-term on Wednesday 15th February between 4.30 - 7.30pm.

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‘My Fitzwilliam’ film project published

As part of our retrospective on the Bicentenary year of 2016, the celebratory film project ‘My Fitzwilliam’ captures what the Museum means to our visitors today. 

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Miss Cicely Alexander

Whistler studies allocated to The Fitzwilliam

Three important Whistler drawings, not seen for over 100 years, have entered the collection and can be seen on display in Gallery 1 of the Museum.

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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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