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#botd Mary Moser in 1744:

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Would you like to work for us and be part of #SakaGold? If so, take a look at: The closing date is 5 Nov and the roles are to start from 16 Nov. Good luck! 🤞🍀

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Magdalene Odundo in Cambridge, curated and narrated by Odundo #FitzOdundo 🔊 In this fourth audio clip we hear Magdalene talk about the importance of ‘visual literacy’ in relation to her work:

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Our new podcast series, 'What are museums for?' launches this week, with partners Colnaghi Foundation and Athena Art Foundation. Check out our taster video: Nation is the first topic of conversation this Thursday, more details to follow...

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What a great competition! Take a picture at the Fitz this half-term under one of the themes and submit for a chance to see your image on a big screen at Heathrow next year📷✈️

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Magdalene Odundo in Cambridge, curated and narrated by Odundo #FitzOdundo 🔊 In this third audio clip, Magdalene describes what she learnt from her time in Nigeria, in 1974 Water Jar with lizards, made by Ladi Kwali (1925–84), 1957 © Estate of Ladi Kwali

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Pablo #Picasso, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, was born #OnThisDay, 1881. 🖼 On display in Gallery 11! Still Life: Bowl and Apples by Pablo Picasso, 1924. Oil on canvas. On loan from @Kings_College © Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2021.

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Magdalene Odundo in Cambridge, curated and narrated by Odundo #FitzOdundo 🔊In this second audio clip, Magdalene describes her friendship with the jeweller Charmian Harris. 📿Necklace, made by Charmian Harris, 2020–21. Silver, gold, lapis lazuli. © Charmian Harris.

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Happy Friday! Enjoy this relaxing tale of a hedgehog in need of a rest🦔🍂 Looking for some inspiration for half term? Our @FitzMuseumEduca have lots of gallery and home activities to choose from ➡ 🎟

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Are you a student or independent scholar? Do you need to do short term research on the Museum’s collection of illuminated manuscripts but you don’t know how to cover the expense? Apply for the James H. Marrow Research Travel Fund. Details:

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Of course we're sharing a Fitz favourite for #AppleDay! The Magic Apple Tree by Samuel Palmer🍎🌳🙌 This vivid watercolour was created during his 'visionary' period, in which he painted some of his most intense landscapes. Prints, jigsaws, and cards!🛍

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Happy #AppleDay 🍎😋 and today is all about fruit in art! We've picked this still-life, 'Apple and a Pan,' by Jules Bidlingmeyer from @mcrartgallery for the #OnlineArtExchange. #AppleDay is an annual celebration of apples and orchards and was first celebrated in 1990!

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An excellent thread of turtles by the @AshmoleanMuseum for #ReptilesAwarenessDay! Hello from ours to yours, Ash!👋🐢 Bronze turtle. Japanese. 9cm. C.B. Marlay Bequest

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Gold and horses!✨🐴 Listen to 'Gold of the Great Steppe' curator, Dr Rebecca Roberts, talk about the exhibition and what the recently discovered artefacts reveal about the Saka people #SakaGold 🔊 @HistoryHitRome @ancientstristan @HistoryHit @ArburySafari

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Appearing to float in an otherworldly space, a reflection of their high-mountain world that sits close to the heavens, is this gold argali (mountain sheep)🐏 Featured in @theipaper ⭐⭐⭐⭐ review of Gold of the Great Steppe ➡ #SakaGold @KazakhEmbassyUK

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Magdalene Odundo in Cambridge, curated by Odundo. 🔊In her own voice, Odundo takes us through her curation of the show and explores the stories behind objects on display. In this first clip, we learn about Odundo's "wonderful pottery teacher," Zoë Ellison 🫖 #FitzOdundo

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The entire history of art is full of representations of fabric as expressive elements in themselves, creating a visual history of fabric, traceable through its poetic life in pictures and its fascinating capacity to bunch, stretch, hang and flutter. #tuesdaymotivations 👇

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REVIEW | 'It’s hard to grasp how exquisite this all is, yet also how new to us as a chapter in human history.' A top⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from @HettieJudah @theipaper See it: 🎟️ @KazakhEmbassyUK #SakaGold

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Giovanni Antonio Canal, known as #Canaletto, was probably born #OnThisDay in 1697. His painting of the Grand Canal in Venice is on display in Gallery 7 🖼 On display next to him is Bernardo Bellotto’s painting of the same view. Bellotto was Canaletto’s nephew and student.

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