What’s New? Recent additions to the Department of Paintings, Drawings and Prints at the Fitzwilliam

One of the many exciting and interesting aspects of being a museum curator is the opportunity to enhance and develop the collections by acquiring new works of art. You may have heard about the Fitzwilliam Museum’s intriguing recent acquisition of Jean-Léon Gérôme’s (1824-1904) striking portrait of his brother Claude-Armand, painted around 1848, which involved a significant public fundraising campaign; but… Read full article

India Unboxed: Astronomy and Empire

In this newest India Unboxed video, we visit the Whipple Museum of the History of Science to find out how transit instruments tracked the motion of the stars to keep time in India for the British Empire. Find out more in the Whipple Museum’s exhibition Astronomy and Empire, 2 October 2017 – 28 September 2018. India Unboxed is a year-long… Read full article

An interview with Titus

We’re proud to present this exclusive interview with one of the Botanic Garden’s celebrities. Titus the titan arum plant’s spectacular flowering was all over the media this summer. We caught up with him as he takes a well-earned break after all the excitement. Hello Titus. Thank you for agreeing to be interviewed. First, please tell us a little bit more… Read full article