RA250 at the Fitz: Antony Gormley

Antony Gormley 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. Antony chose Man with a broken nose, by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), on display in Gallery 5: Here, Gormley explains why he chose… 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

Her Story: Eliza Brightwen’s Bible Album

The Her Story series, exploring the stories of fascinating women in the University of Cambridge collections, begins at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science. Rosanna Evans reveals the secrets of a very special Victorian scrapbook… Eliza Brightwen is not the most obvious female scientist to showcase as a part of Her Story – she is not the most renowned… Read full article