Fitzwilliam Museum

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Fitzwilliam Museum,

building erected to house the art collection and library bequeathed in 1816 to the Univ. of Cambridge by Richard, 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam. Both the collection and the Founder's Building, which opened to the public in 1848, have been enlarged by later bequests, notably that of Charles Brinsley Marlay in 1912. The collection, which is particularly strong in Italian, Spanish, Dutch, and English paintings and in 17th-century prints, especially of the Dutch school, also includes antiquities, medieval manuscripts, ancient coins, porcelains, furniture, and armor. The music collection, which includes autograph scores by Purcell, Handel, and other composers, is one of the best in England.
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The volume begins with a short introduction to the corpus, consisting primarily of the history of the collection of the Egyptian ostraca in the Fitzwilliam Museum.
Like most museums with collections of Egyptians objects, the Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge, UK) has a collection of inscribed pottery sherds--most from the village of Deir el-Medina where the literacy rates were high and the local limestone plentiful.
The centrepiece of the exhibition, which will run until October 30, is John Wootton's painting The Round Course at Newmarket, which is being lent by the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.
For the next 800 years, successive court scribes copied and recopied the text, often using the richest of pigments to create exquisite illustrations, almost 100 of which have been brought together in the Epic of the Persian Kings exhibition currently at The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.
So the World Museum is no Down House, Natural History Museum or Fitzwilliam Museum.
Cultural attractions include the Fitzwilliam Museum on Trumpington Street, described as "the finest small museum in Europe".
In 1967 Graham Pollard, former Keeper of Coins and Medals at the Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge, essentially reiterated Hill's Dreyfus text with minor revisions when he compiled the comprehensive catalogue to the NGA's Kress Collection of medals (Hill and Pollard, Renaissance Medals from the Samuel H.
N OTE to self: if setting foot in Cambridge, go nowhere near the Fitzwilliam Museum unless you have seen all your numbers come up on Saturday's Lotto draw.
Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell (1867-1962), William Morris' secretary, and later Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, purchased rare volumes for Peirce.
Seven set designs and a watercolour study for the poster for Herbert Trench's production of Maurice Maeterlinck's The Blue Bird at the Haymarket Theatre in December 1909 have been acquired by the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, with the help of the Art Fund and the MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund.
A restorer has been working to glue more than 400 pieces back together since the incident in January at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
Bosses at top-security Whitemoor prison in Cambridgeshire are so impressed they are planning computer links with Cambridge University's Fitzwilliam Museum which houses fabulous treasures thousands of years old.