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Rosa Gallica by Pieter Withoos


The exhibition features watercolours from the our exceptional botanical collection and are displayed alongside a range of perfume vessels from ancient Egypt and Greece, as well as scent bottles from t...

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Study Of Hands, (1944) Keith Vaughan


Drawing on works of art spanning four thousand years and from across the globe, this exhibition explores the fundamental role of touch in human experience, and offers new ways of looking. ...

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XRF analysis of an illuminated manuscript


Funding was secured for our Cambridge Heritage Science Hub (CHERISH) application. ...

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Transformational Change coming to The Fitzwilliam Museum


Welcome to Karen Livingstone, Deputy Director for Masterplan, Exhibitions & Major Display Projects and Neal Spencer, Deputy Director for Collections and Research....

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A capriccio ruined building by the coast, with figures, Francesco Guardi (1712-1793) © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge,


We have acquired three important paintings: two solemn portraits of young boys by Adriaen van Ostade (1610-85), and a vibrantly imaginary Italianate coastal view by Francesco Guardi (1712-93)....

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Action 125: Tikrit city, Iraq. Monday, April 14, 2003 (2011) © Reza Aramesh 2020


A juxtaposing display in the Octagon Gallery of two hyperreal male figures. Open until 25 October 2020....

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