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The Museum's previous exhibitions and displays

Archived exhibitions and displays

Scent from Nature Exhibition Poster

Scent from Nature: Beauty’s botanical origins

Tuesday 18th May 2021 to Sunday 31st October 2021

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Virtue and Vice

Virtue, Vice & the Senses: Prints 1540–1660

Tuesday 27th July 2021 to Monday 27th September 2021

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Issam's display of soap eye idols

Don't Wash Your Hands: Neither Light Agrees To Enter The Eyes Nor Air The Lungs

Wednesday 02nd December 2020 to Sunday 05th September 2021

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A cutting from the Macclesfield Psalter

The Macclesfield Psalter

Wednesday 16th December 2020 to Tuesday 31st August 2021

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Beethoven Manuscripts Display

Beethoven 250

Wednesday 16th December 2020 to Tuesday 31st August 2021

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Exhibition Poster for The Human Touch

The Human Touch

Monday 18th May 2020 to Sunday 01st August 2021

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A Marlay bequest cutting

Cuttings: Manuscript fragments on the loose!

Friday 28th February 2020 to Wednesday 30th September 2020

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The Baroque feasting table in Feast and Fast

Feast & Fast

Tuesday 26th November 2019 to Monday 31st August 2020

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One of the fans in the exhibition

Fans Unfolded: Conserving the Lennox-Boyd collection

Tuesday 05th March 2019 to Sunday 12th July 2020

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Image: Nicolas Poussin, Extreme Unction, 1638-40 (detail)

Poussin's virtual reality

Tuesday 08th October 2019 to Sunday 07th June 2020

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Still life reconstruction by Spike Bucklow

Sharpening Perceptions: How to copy a masterpiece

Tuesday 04th February 2020 to Sunday 17th May 2020

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Favrile glass vase, c.1900, designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) for Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co. Lent by the Frua-Valsecchi Collection, LL.115-2016

The Frua-Valsecchi Collection

Monday 01st August 2016 to Sunday 17th May 2020

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Marlay Cutting 13A

Illuminating Winter Feasts

Wednesday 18th December 2019 to Tuesday 31st March 2020

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Ceramics on display in gallery 27

Salisbury Family Collection of Studio Ceramics

Tuesday 25th September 2018 to Sunday 29th March 2020

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A drawing from Wilburton Primary School

Inspire: A celebration of children's art

Tuesday 10th December 2019 to Sunday 22nd March 2020

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A female nude drawn by Rembrandt

Rembrandt and the nude

Tuesday 24th September 2019 to Sunday 23rd February 2020

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Keat's Ode to a Nightingale manuscript

John Keats: Presence and absence

Tuesday 08th October 2019 to Sunday 09th February 2020

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Seeing sound intro image

Seeing Sound: Music, imagery and inspiration

Tuesday 08th October 2019 to Sunday 12th January 2020

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Hill Arches, 1973, bronze. The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977. Reproduced by permission of the Henry Moore Foundation.

Henry Moore’s Hill Arches (1973)

Wednesday 04th May 2016 to Sunday 08th December 2019

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Jan Adam Kruseman (1804-1862), The Great Belzoni

The celebrated Mr Belzoni: A cultural gift to the Fitzwilliam

Tuesday 23rd July 2019 to Sunday 10th November 2019

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Earthenware Bactrian Camel, Chinese, c. 618-907

Jennifer Lee: A personal selection

Tuesday 11th June 2019 to Sunday 22nd September 2019

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James McNeill Whistler, Nocturne: The River at Battersea, 1878

Palaces in the Night: The urban landscape in Whistler’s prints

Tuesday 04th June 2019 to Sunday 08th September 2019

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Thomas Gainsborough, Portrait of Gertrude Leveson-Gower, 4th Duchess of Bedford, c.1767

Enriching Collections: Recent acquisitions of prints and drawings 2009–19 Exhibition Two

Tuesday 21st May 2019 to Sunday 01st September 2019

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An Isaac Oliver miniature

Secrets of a Silent Miniaturist

Tuesday 05th February 2019 to Sunday 18th August 2019

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Beggarstaffs exhibition banner

Beggarstaffs: William Nicholson & James Pryde

Tuesday 07th May 2019 to Sunday 04th August 2019

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Viewing the Eddington Archaeological finds in the temporary cabinet

Eddington's prehistoric and Roman past

Monday 28th January 2019 to Monday 08th July 2019

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Gold sovereign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603) struck at the Tower of London 1584-7

Making a Nation: Money, image and power in Tudor and Stuart England

Tuesday 26th March 2019 to Sunday 30th June 2019

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Pierre Turin (1891-1968), Paris International Exhibition of Arts Decoratifs, 1925

The 1920s: Crisis and innovation

Tuesday 29th January 2019 to Sunday 30th June 2019

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The inner coffin of Pakepu, c.680– 664 BC (detail)

The Coffins of Pakepu

Friday 24th May 2019 to Saturday 25th May 2019

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Vision Flyer

Vision: Long Road Sixth Form College Graduate Art Foundation Show

Tuesday 14th May 2019 to Thursday 16th May 2019

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Valerio Castello (1624-59), The Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence, pen and brown ink and brown wash, heightened with white, over an underdrawing in black chalk, squared in red chalk

Enriching Collections: Recent acquisitions of prints and drawings 2009 –19 Exhibition One

Tuesday 22nd January 2019 to Sunday 12th May 2019

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Image: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), En Plein Soleil, from ‘Twelve Etchings from Nature’

The Gentle Art: Friends and strangers in Whistler’s prints

Tuesday 29th January 2019 to Sunday 12th May 2019

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James McNeill Whistler, Nocturne, 1875 – 1877 © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow

Whistler & Nature

Tuesday 08th January 2019 to Sunday 17th March 2019

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-82), Ricorditi di me che son la Pia (from Dante’s Purgatorio), 1868

Collecting and Giving: Highlights from the Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor bequest

Tuesday 04th December 2018 to Saturday 02nd March 2019

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Emma Smith installation

Emma Smith light installation

Tuesday 19th February 2019 to Sunday 24th February 2019

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Vespasian Judea Capta Sestertius

Jerusalem: Coinage and empire from antiquity to the 19th century

Tuesday 02nd October 2018 to Monday 28th January 2019

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Sampled Lives Flyer

Sampled Lives

Saturday 06th May 2017 to Sunday 13th January 2019

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Norman Ackroyd (born 1938), Balmoral Forest, Loch Muick, 2002 © Norman Ackroyd

Print REbels: Haden, Palmer, Whistler and the origins of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers

Tuesday 18th September 2018 to Sunday 06th January 2019

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Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), The Little Boat House, c.1877

Amateur Etcher of Distinction: Prints by Francis Seymour Haden

Tuesday 09th October 2018 to Sunday 06th January 2019

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Rodin's Man with Broken Nose

RA250 at the Fitz

Tuesday 13th February 2018 to Monday 31st December 2018

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Image by France-Lise McGurn © The artist

Virginia Woolf: An exhibition inspired by her writings

Tuesday 02nd October 2018 to Sunday 09th December 2018

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Pendant: Pegasus Drinking from the Fountain of Hippocrene. Carlo & Arthur Giuliano & Ricketts, Charles de Sousy (British, 1866-1931). Pendant of gold and enamel set with pearls, decorated on the front

Designers & Jewellery 1850–1940: Jewellery & Metalwork from The Fitzwilliam Museum

Tuesday 31st July 2018 to Sunday 11th November 2018

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Victorious French Army, December 1918, medal by Henri Nocq

1918: Victory and a new Europe

Tuesday 05th June 2018 to Sunday 30th September 2018

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Floral Fantasies

Floral Fantasies

Tuesday 05th June 2018 to Sunday 09th September 2018

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Designed to Impress

Designed to Impress

Tuesday 13th March 2018 to Sunday 02nd September 2018

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Flux

Matt Smith's Flux: Parian Unpacked

Tuesday 06th March 2018 to Sunday 01st July 2018

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Halima Cassel, Virtues of Unity © The Artist • Photography by Jon Stokes

Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery

Tuesday 20th March 2018 to Sunday 17th June 2018

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Writing in Cyprus

Writing in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean

Tuesday 16th January 2018 to Sunday 10th June 2018

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Notgeld

Inflation, Identity and Nationalism: German emergency money between the wars

Tuesday 27th February 2018 to Sunday 03rd June 2018

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C.996 1928

Love-themed ceramics from the J.W.L. Glaisher collection

Tuesday 30th January 2018 to Monday 28th May 2018

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Object of my Affection card

The Object of My Affection: stories of love from the Fitzwilliam collection

Tuesday 30th January 2018 to Monday 28th May 2018

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Egyptian Coffin Portrait

Inspired by Civilisations

Tuesday 27th February 2018 to Sunday 06th May 2018

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Edward Lear Watercolour

Edward Lear

Tuesday 10th April 2018 to Sunday 22nd April 2018

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Rembrandt Etching

Degas, Desboutin and Rembrandt: parallels in prints

Friday 27th October 2017 to Sunday 25th February 2018

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The Enigma Machine

Codebreakers and Groundbreakers

Tuesday 24th October 2017 to Sunday 04th February 2018

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Pallavi Paul

Terra Firma

Tuesday 24th October 2017 to Sunday 04th February 2018

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Caricature

Degas, Caricature and Modernity: Daumier, Gavarni, Keene

Tuesday 12th September 2017 to Sunday 21st January 2018

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Degas Dancer sketch

Degas: A Passion for Perfection

Tuesday 03rd October 2017 to Sunday 14th January 2018

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Hugo Dalton Lightdrawing

Hugo Dalton: the revival lightdrawings

Tuesday 21st November 2017 to Sunday 14th January 2018

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Peace and War medal

Peace and War: 1900-1940

Tuesday 04th July 2017 to Sunday 29th October 2017

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Honey from Many Flowers

Honey from Many Flowers: Carl Wilhelm Kolbe and Salomon Gessner’s Idylls

Tuesday 14th March 2017 to Sunday 10th September 2017

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From Kabul to Kolkata image

From Kabul to Kolkata: highlights of Indian painting in the Fitzwilliam Museum

Monday 29th May 2017 to Sunday 03rd September 2017

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Christopher Wood (1901 –1930), Building the Boat, Tréboul, 1930 © Kettle’s Yard

Sea to Shore: paintings by Alfred Wallis & Christopher Wood

Saturday 01st April 2017 to Sunday 27th August 2017

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Dark Water, Burning World

Lesbos and Syria

Wednesday 15th March 2017 to Monday 31st July 2017

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Osservanza image

Madonnas and Miracles: The Holy Home in Renaissance Italy

Tuesday 07th March 2017 to Sunday 04th June 2017

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A cutting from a Marlay bequest manuscript

COLOUR: The Art and Science of Illuminated Manuscripts

Saturday 30th July 2016 to Monday 02nd January 2017

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Eyes from an Egyptian coffin

Death on the Nile

Tuesday 23rd February 2016 to Sunday 22nd May 2016

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Embroidered shoes

Treasured Possessions From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

Tuesday 24th March 2015 to Sunday 06th September 2015

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Silent partners logo

Silent Partners: Artist & Mannequin from Function to Fetish

Tuesday 14th October 2014 to Sunday 25th January 2015

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A comb from cameroon

Origins of the Afro Comb: 6,000 Years of Culture, Politics, and Identity

Tuesday 02nd July 2013 to Sunday 03rd November 2013

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Vermeer's women

Vermeer's Women: Secrets and Silence

Wednesday 05th October 2011 to Sunday 15th January 2012

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The Fitzwilliam Collection, Housed in the Perse Hall, Old Perse Grammar School, Cambridge, c. 1822–25

Endless Forms: Charles Darwin, Natural Science and the Visual Arts

Tuesday 16th June 2009 to Sunday 04th October 2009

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Interior of the museum entrance

From the Land of the Golden Fleece: Tomb Treasures of Ancient Georgia

Thursday 02nd October 2008 to Sunday 04th January 2009

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