Curating Cambridge: Kettle's Yard autumn season

17 Sep 2014

This autumn Kettle’s Yard hosts four varied and inspiring exhibitions  - Nina Pope & Karen Guthrie take over the main gallery with the first major survey of their work, Issam Kourbaj installs his moving piece Unearthed (In Memoriam) in St Peter's Church next to Kettle's Yard, Gwen Raverat's wood engravings are on display in a room in the house, and for one week only an exhibition of photographs by Katherine Green and the North Cambridge Girls Group takes place in the Learning Studio.

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Fitzwilliam Museum bids to acquire weeping Virgin

01 Aug 2014

A remarkably realistic painted wood bust of the Mater Dolorosa (Virgin of Sorrows) by Pedro de Mena (1628-1688), one of the most celebrated sculptors of the Spanish Golden Age, has gone on display at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge as part of an appeal to acquire the sculpture.

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Extreme Unction

Fitzwilliam succeeds in saving Poussin masterpiece for the nation

02 Nov 2012

A campaign by the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Art Fund to raise £3.9m to enable the museum to acquire Nicolas Poussin’s masterpiece Extreme Unction (c. 1638-40) has reached a successful conclusion with the help of a substantial grant of £3,021,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the acquisition and outreach work, and almost £1m in donations from members of the public and charitable organisations.

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Johannes Vermeer, A Lady at the Virginals with a Gentleman 'The Music Lesson' c.1662-1665

Vermeer breaks Fitzwilliam Museum records

05 Jan 2012

Vermeer’s Women: Secrets and Silence has achieved record-breaking attendance figures at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, with more than 130,000 visitors to the Museum since the exhibition opened in October.

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Access All Archives

22 Oct 2011

On Monday 24 October five world-class Cambridge museums will open late and put on a one-night-only sensory display featuring live performances and sound installations alongside lighting effects, DJs and more as part of this year’s Festival of Ideas.

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