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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His entire works were housed in the Indian Museum of London, and portions of which were given to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.
Since 2003 the Cambridge Illuminations Research Project has issued six volumes of a five-part catalogue of Western illuminated manuscripts and incunabula (books printed before 1501) held in the collections of the Fitzwilliam Museum and Cambridge colleges.
The Fitzwilliam Museum houses more than half a million artefacts and art from around the world.
A teaspoon from his laboratory will also be on display at Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, which his mother believes was responsible for his "accidental" death in 1952, aged 41 from cyanide poisoning.
The 14-strong team stole from Cambridge's University's Fitzwilliam Museum and Durham's Oriental Museum - smashing holes in walls to gain entry.
Another gem in Cambridge's cultural landscape is the impressive, Roman-style Fitzwilliam Museum, a treasure trove of art and antiquities from the university.
The group, dubbed the Rathkeale Rovers because of their links to the Irish town, targeted high-value objects in a string of breakins, including Durham's Oriental Museum in 2012 and Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum.
The group, dubbed the Rathkeale Rovers because of their links to the Irish town, targeted high-value objects in a string of break-ins, including Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum and Durham's Oriental Museum in 2012.
Summary: Going beyond the images of mummies and pharaohs, an exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum throws light on the mystique that surrounds the rites of mortality
They committed two thefts and an attempted theft from the Durham University Oriental Museum and a burglary at Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, said police in the city of Durham.
New Kingdom Ostraca from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.