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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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This touring exhibition, organised jointly by the National Galleries of Scotland and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, is the first to concentrate on this aspect of his work and includes virtually all his etchings since 1946.
The painting Teresa of Avila's Vision of a Dove by Sir Peter Paul Rubens will hang in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
Mann, Catalogue of the Music in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, [London: C.
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, boasts one of the finest and most extensive collections of Korean art outside the Far East.
Hall Green Little Theatre is seeking two gentlemen of a certain age forThe Best of Friends, the Hugh Whitemore play based on between-the-world-wars letters between George Bernard Shaw, Sir Sidney Cockerell, who was director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and Dame Laurentia McCachlan, abbess of Stanbrook Abbey, near Malvern.
Edmund de Waal: On white- porcelain stories from the Fitzwilliam" is at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, from 29 October to 23 February 2014.
From 30 January, the collection of Greek, Roman and Cypriot antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, will be back on display following the 18-month closure of its galleries for a 950,000 [pounds sterling] refurbishment.
Stanley gets up close and personal in Self Portrait with Patrida Preece (1937; left), on display in 'Sargent, Sickert, Spencer: Hidden Depths', which opens at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, on 8 December (until 5 April 2010).
Endless Forms: Charles Darwin, Natural Science and the Visual Arts', The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 16 June-4 October; Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 12 February-3 May.