Powerful, Provocative & Profound: Sensual/Virtual Sculpture at The Fitz

As a curator, I want to make visitors stop in their tracks, look, think, and engage. I want to confront, critique, and challenge. High ideals for sure but great art is powerful, provocative and profound, and has the ability, especially when mediated through careful curation, to transcend and transform. Sensual/Virtual: Two Coloured Sculptures juxtaposes two masterpieces of carved and painted… Read full article

Working with Rowan on Feast & Fast

Hello! I’m Victoria Avery, Keeper of Applied Arts at the Fitzwilliam Museum, and co-curator of the exhibition Feast & Fast: The Art of Food in Europe, 1500-1800, together with Melissa Calaresu, a cultural historian based at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. This blog records my richly rewarding collaboration with Rowan (the Cambridge-based charity and arts centre supporting adults with learning… Read full article

Wisbech Ceramics Spring Clean!

The University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) and Wisbech & Fenland Museum (W&FM) are working together to develop projects of mutual interest and to raise awareness of W&FM’s remarkable but little-known collections. Operation Wisbech Ceramics is a pilot documentation project that seeks to get W&FM’s ceramics collections catalogued to a consistent standard, complete with measurements and documentation photographs, and online. Having… Read full article