Fitzwilliam Museum


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Fitzwilliam Museum

(ˌfɪtzˈwɪljəm)
n
(Placename) a museum, attached to Cambridge University and founded in 1816, noted esp for its paintings and collections devoted to the applied arts
[C19: named after the 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion, who donated the first collection]
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The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, UK hosts nearly 16,000 ancient Egyptian pieces.
ARTWORK by two 19th-century British painters whose designs have been likened to Banksy's will be displayed at Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum.
Suzanne Reynolds, assistant keeper of manuscripts and printed books at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, which looks after the manuscript, said:"This was a secure home and maybe it's not a coincidence that it also correlates with a period of immense creativity, when Keats wrote these great Odes.
The ensuing article singled out the University of Cambridge, and namely the Fitzwilliam Museum, for its acquisitions of a '1 million [pounds sterling] marble bust of Queen Victoria' (as though the sculpture were made out of money) and a portrait by Nicolas de Largilliere.
My interest in this strange man took root while visiting the Fitzwilliam Museum of Cambridge, when an archivist informed me that it had parts of the Charles Masson Collection which originally were part of the Lahore Toshakhana collection.
The watercolour, now in the collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum, in Cambridge, features a golden-haired woman having her hair dressed while music is played on a cithern (a 16thcentury instrument resembling a guitar with a pear-shaped soundbox) by a male youth.
Andriolo, Azzurra Elena, and Suzanne Reynolds, A Catalogue of Western Book Illumination in the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Cambridge Colleges, Part Five, Volume One: Books Printed in Italy before 1501 (Illuminated Manuscripts and Incunabula in Cambridge, 5.1), London, Harvey Miller, 2017; hardback; pp.
The [pounds sterling]75 midi frock, from Oasis' collaboration with the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge has sadly sold out on the website butLookAgain.co.ukcurrently has all sizes in stock - so be quick!
On May 2, Marcus Fraser from Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, will deliver a lecture on 'The Origins and Modifications of the Blue Qur'an' manuscript.
On the outskirts of Cambridge, it's also worth a trip to the Cambridge University Botanic Garden and The Fitzwilliam Museum.
| Cambridge University Botanic Garden: botanic.cam.ac.uk | The Fitzwilliam Museum: fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk