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 Fitzwilliam Museum houses more than half a million artefacts and art from around the world.
Degas: A Passion for Perfection' is at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, from 3 October-14 January 2018 (www.
As sightseeing is hungry work, a good stop-off from the Fitzwilliam Museum is the nearby cafe and bakery Fitzbillies, where you can try the sweet English
On two occasions the Oriental Museum in Durham was targeted, but also the Castle Museum in Norwich, Gorringes Auction House in Lewes, East Sussex, and the Fitzwilliam Museum.
This insight from the exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge uncovers some of the mystique that surrounds the ancient Egyptian way of death from before 3200BC to the Roman era that came to an end in Egypt in AD395 by revealing the make-do-and-mend practices of the artisans who made the coffins.
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.
Other notable residents ranged from Frederick York Powell, Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford, to Sidney Cockerell, future Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge, and the zoologist R.
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.
This is the third Index of Middle English Prose handlist to have been completed by Kari Anne Rand; Handlist 17 covered the manuscripts in Gonville and Caius College, and Handlist 18 that of Pembroke College and the Fitzwilliam Museum.
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.