RA 250 at the Fitz: Eric Parry

Eric Parry 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.  Eric chose The Chariot of Apollo by Odilon Redon (1840-1916), on display in Gallery 5. Here, Parry explains why he chose this… Read full article

Life as a Collections Volunteer

In this volunteer role I have primarily been involved with the cataloguing of Great British coinage dating from the reign of Queen Anne onwards through the Hanoverians. This work is part of an ongoing project within the Department of Coins and Medals at the Fitzwilliam Museum to ensure all records are as detailed as possible, to facilitate their future use… Read full article

Green Museums: Earth Stories

The Green Museums project explores environmental themes across the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM). Our objects hide a history of how we have understood the environment and the problems it now faces, deep in their archives and in the objects in plain sight. In this first instalment in the Green Museums blog series, Rosie Amos explores Earth Stories. Mythologies, fairy tales,… Read full article