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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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Degas: A Passion for Perfection' is at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, from 3 October-14 January 2018 (www.
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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 Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, founded in 1816 and one of the oldest public museums in the country, holds the collections of art and treasures of Cambridge University.
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Indeed, coffins were sometimes the first Egyptian antiquities held by a museum, such as the coffins of Nespawershefyt, which were given to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge in 1822, and started its ancient Egyptian collection (Fig.