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Exciting new redisplay set to reopen in our recently refurbished galleries

See new paintings and rediscover old favourites in our recently refurbished galleries, opening together for the first time in four years.  

After a significant refurbishment and redisplay project, we’re thrilled to announce the reopening of our main painting galleries (1-5) from 15 March 2024. Through themes of interiors, migration, landscape and portraiture, this fresh redisplay explores our collection in imaginative and surprising ways, bringing together our most popular works alongside exciting rediscoveries and brand-new acquisitions—some of which are displayed for the first time ever. 

The Fitzwilliam has a crucial role in telling a more expansive and inclusive story of art that resonates with us today

Luke Syson, Director and Marlay Curator of the Fitzwilliam Museum 

Reflecting the ongoing diversification of our collection and research, the galleries include paintings from the 1600s to today. From works by Gwen John, Henri Matisse and Dante Gabriel Rossetti to contemporary artists such as Jake Grewal, Joy Labinjo and Kerry James Marshall, the new display offers different perspectives and a new lens through which to consider both our past and future. 

Our most famous works of art now take their place alongside more unexpected pieces in a rich array that leaves space for a range of responses and asks us to think anew.

Luke Syson, Director and Marlay Curator of the Fitzwilliam Museum 

Galleries 1-5 will reopen from 15 March 2024.

Image: Detail of Anthony van Dyck, Rachel de Ruvigny, Countess of Southampton, as Fortune, 1638, Oil on canvas © The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

22 April 2024

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