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

Operation Wisbech Ceramics!

The University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) are working in partnership with Wisbech and Fenland Museum (W&FM) to highlight its remarkable but little known collections and to develop projects of mutual interest. Following discussions between the Fitzwilliam Museum (the largest of the UCMs), it was decided to embark on a pilot documentation project – code name ‘Operation Wisbech Ceramics’ – to… Read full article

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