Young musicians in the museum

On 31 March 2019, the Britten Sinfonia Academy, talented young instrumentalists from the east of England, went on a family-friendly musical tour exploring the stories behind the collections in the Museum of Zoology, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Fitzwilliam Museum. Britten Sinfonia Academy (BSA) has a longstanding partnership with the Fitzwilliam Museum which began in 2013. March… Read full article

RA250: Anne Desmet

Anne Desmet is one of 7 Royal Academicians, who have connections with Cambridge, taking part in RA250 at the Fitz.  We asked each to pick a work in our collection that has inspired them and tell us why. Anne chose a woodcut, made in 1918 by Edward Wadsworth (1889-1949) which has in turn inspired many of her own wood engravings,… Read full article

RA250 at the Fitz: Nigel Hall

Nigel Hall is one of seven Royal Academicians, who have connections with Cambridge, taking part in RA250 at the Fitz.  We asked each to pick a work in our collection that has inspired them and tell us why. Nigel chose a fritware dish, made by an unknown potter from Iran, circa 1260 — circa 1350, on display in Gallery 33…. Read full article