Eat it or Wear it: Young Children exploring the Museum

Feeling the senses awaken is a wonderful aspect of any museum trip. It’s a physical as well as an intellectual experience. At the Fitzwilliam Museum, our latest activities with Early Years audiences have explored ideas connected with food and clothes, to highlight this sensory side of museum visiting. So what have we been doing? Dressing to Impress In November, to… 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

Relax, Look and Imagine: Objects in Focus

Relax, look and imagine is the invitation made in seven films launched this week that explore artworks from the Fitzwilliam Museum‘s collection. The films take us on a journey in which we soften and settle, step into an artwork, drink in the detail, the artistry and its qualities and take the time to feel how it resonates with us. Drawing… Read full article