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The Fitzwilliam Museum nominated for ‘The Way to Be’ Award 2007

The Fitzwilliam Museum has been nominated for the Cambridge ‘Way to Be’ Award 2007, which...

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Rare 14th-century Chinese scroll on display at the Fitzwilliam Museum - for a limited time only

This month sees a rare Chinese scroll from the fourteenth century on display in the Chinese Gallery...

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<em>Literary Circles</em> exhibition catalogue short-listed for The Art Newspaper & AXA Art Exhibition Catalogue Award 2007

The Fitzwilliam Museum’s catalogue to accompany its 2006 exhibition Literary Circles: Artist...

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DCMS/Wolfson grant for Museum&rsquo;s Greek and Roman Gallery refurbishment

The Fitzwilliam Museum has been awarded a grant of £300,000 from the DCMS/Wolfson Foundation towards the refurbishment of its Greek and Roman gallery - one of the most popular galleries in the Museum, displaying classical antiquities against a backdrop of magnificent nineteenth century neo-classical architecture.

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Dr Timothy Potts appointed to succeed Duncan Robinson as Director from 1 January 2008

Duncan Robinson, who has been Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum since 1995, will retire at the end of August. Mr Robinson will be succeeded by Dr Timothy Potts who is currently the Director of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr Potts will take up his new post on 1 January 2008 and Duncan Robinson has kindly agreed to remain in post as Director until then.

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Launch of new legacy brochure

The Fitzwilliam is pleased to announce the launch of a new brochure which explains how legacies can be used to support the work of the Museum for the benefit of future generations. Included are details of how bequests may support education, conservation, research and acquisitions, together with information on different ways of including the Museum in your Will.

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Inspiration and Support for Art GCSE and A Level Students

Throughout February half-term, members of the Fitzwilliam Museum Education team will be available to give one-to-one advice to students preparing for art exams, helping them to research their theme by revealing the wealth of ideas and inspiration in the work of other artists.

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Identity Matters - Black History Month at The Fitzwilliam Museum

A programme of events for Black History Month October 2006 at The Fitzwilliam Museum includes a gallery trail and talks

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New Autumn exhibitions put word, image and theatre in the spotlight

Literature, art and theatre take centre stage in two fascinating new exhibitions at The Fitzwilliam Museum this autumn. Literary Circles: Artist, author, word and image in Britain 1800-1920 explores the complex relationships that developed between art and literature, and between artists and writers, in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Britain. Chasing Happiness: Maurice Maeterlinck, The Blue Bird and England extends the dialogue between text and image into theatre through the display of captivating stage sets for Maeterlinck’s The Blue Bird, one of the most popular and celebrated theatrical productions of the Edwardian era.

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Museum&rsquo;s Head of Education awarded OBE in Queen&rsquo;s Birthday Honours List

The Fitzwilliam Museum’s Head of Education has been honoured with an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday...

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