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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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For full details of our Happy Birthday Fitzwilliam day to celebrate our Founder's birthday and the Museum's 200th birthday please click the link in the article.

Happy Birthday Fitzwilliam – 10 August 2016, 13.00 - 16.00

On 1 August our Founder, Richard, VII Viscount Fitzwilliam would have been celebrating his 271st birthday. Click through to the story for full programme of celebratory events.

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Inside the Macclesfield Psalter

Inside the Macclesfield Psalter

Emil Siemeister's light installation is inspired by the Fitzwilliam Museum's Macclesfield Psalter currently on show in COLOUR .

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