Whistler & the String Players

Instrumentalists from the Academy of Ancient Music and young children worked together to explore the Fitzwilliam Museum‘s recent Whistler and Nature exhibition through music. The painter Whistler saw a parallel between his artwork and musical compositions, so this exhibition seemed a perfect opportunity for our young visitors to explore the connections between music and paintings. The Fitzwilliam Museum and the… Read full article

Luke Jerram's The Moon installation

To the Moon and beyond!

Ely Science Festival this year focused on showcasing space science, marking the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing.  Held in the magnificent setting of Ely Cathedral, this was a great opportunity for the Sedgwick and Whipple Museums to take their collections and expertise out to new audiences, many of whom were not familiar with our museums. Throughout the festival, meteorites… Read full article

‘Making a real difference’ – supporting schools with the Fitzwilliam Travel Bursary

What happened when children in the Reception classes at Abbey Meadows Primary School came to visit the Whistler & Nature exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum? In January, we welcomed children in the Reception classes (aged 4-5) from a local school to explore the Whistler and Nature exhibition, thanks to a generous travel bursary from the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum… Read full article