A new look for the Fitz’s knight on horseback

The Fitzwilliam Museum’s knight on horseback is sporting a dashing new look. But how do you go about commissioning bright red and white barding and then installing it on a Victorian horse mannequin? Vicky Avery, Keeper of Applied Arts, shares her behind-the-scenes photos. The mounted knight is the iconic and well-loved centrepiece of the Fitzwilliam’s Armoury. The armour itself is… Read full article

Her Story: A Change Makers Action Group Project

Happy International Women’s Day! We’re celebrating with the launch of Her Story, a new project from the Change Makers Action Group. Her Story is a new project by the Change Makers Action Group.  We’ll be exploring the stories of fascinating women in the histories of our collections, from artists and scholars to collectors and (wannabe) explorers. Watch out for regular… Read full article

The Trumpington Cross: A Q&A with curator Jody Joy

It’s a tiny object, but it made big headlines this month. The Trumpington Cross, an extremely rare piece of Anglo-Saxon jewellery, was excavated in 2011 at Trumpington Meadows just outside Cambridge. Now the landowners, Grosvenor, have gifted it to the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA), where it’s on display. The cross was discovered in one of the earliest Christian… Read full article