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Make the most of the last week of the holidays with Summer at the Museums

Summer at the Museums 23 July – 2 September 2015 All good things must come to an end. But before you start thinking about new school shoes, shiny pencil cases … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

August Bank Holiday

Try an alternative to the traditional… The August Bank Holiday, full of peculiar traditions such as barbequing in the rain, ‘dodge the wasp’, or everyone’s favourite, how much longer must … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Benefits of Arts Award with Young People

“The whole experience has allowed her to grow in confidence and knowledge” In 2010 the Fitzwilliam Museum embraced Arts Award, a national qualification that helps young people to develop as artists and … Continue reading

August 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sewing Antarctica

Trying to communicate the sheer scale and landscape of the Antarctic can be a tough job! The continent is more than fifty times the size of the UK. There are … Continue reading

August 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

Mystical messengers, a disappearing hen and sparkling summer fun

Summer at the Museums 23 July – 2 September 2015 The summer holidays might be slowly coming to an end but there’s still plenty of activities to enjoy with Summer … Continue reading

August 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Treasured Possessions in Different Contexts

A Cambridge Museums Summer School The Treasured Possessions exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum (on until 6 September) makes you wonder about your own special objects.  It also provided the theme … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Henry VIII at the Fitzwilliam

Two portraits from Trinity College Cambridge have gone on display at the Fitzwilliam Museum, including one of the most celebrated likenesses of King Henry VIII. Eworth’s portrait of Henry VIII is … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Seaside escapades, gargoyle hunting and Roman exploits – get ready for adventure!

Summer at the Museums 23 July – 2 September 2015 Another week, another jam-packed Summer at the Museums programme. Whatever you choose from designing and doing, making and creating to … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · Leave a comment