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

Supporting teens to take over the Fitzwilliam

Twelve teenage Museum Ambassadors; three galleries in the Fitzwilliam Museum, 45 teachers and family members. Recipe for disaster right? Wrong! Our Museum Ambassadors from North Cambridge Academy set themselves the aim of creating an event that showed that ‘museums are fun and for everyone’. “Thank you for giving us this opportunity, you are going to be part of my favourite… Read full article

RA 250 at the Fitz: Mali Morris

Mali Morris 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.  Mali chose White Cup and Saucer by Henri Fantin-Latour, painted in 1864, on display in Gallery 4. “This little canvas … small… Read full article