Her Story: Charlotte Brontë’s Letters

The Her Story project’s latest venture takes us to the Fitzwilliam Museum’s Founder’s Library. This beautiful high-ceilinged room is full of treasures – including a set of personal letters from author Charlotte Brontë to her friend and former headmistress Margaret Wooler. Brontë, the author of Jane Eyre, is one of the giants of nineteenth-century literature. The Fitzwilliam’s letters unlock a… Read full article

Weaving Cultures: Textiles of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Cambridge is a fascinating place that brings people and objects together; a place that unites museums and research and attracts experts from all over the world. In April 2018, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology welcomed world-leading experts who studied and discussed some of the manifold textile treasures hold in the collections of the museum. This masterclass was part of… Read full article

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