Here you find an overview of all exhibitions at The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Besides the current temporary exhibitions, the overview lists permanent exhibitions, upcoming exhibitions and past exhibitions.


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Gold of the Great Steppe
28Sep

Gold of the Great Steppe

Gold of The Great Steppe will display an archaeological sensation. Hundreds of outstanding 2,700 year old gold artefacts recently discovered in the extraordinary ancient burial mounds built by the Sak...
Magdalene Odundo in Cambridge
05Oct

Magdalene Odundo in Cambridge

Magdalene Odundo DBE is one of the greatest ceramic artists working today. Her distinctive, burnished vessels are informed by a range of art and craft traditions from around the world. This display...

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Scent from Nature
29Aug

Scent from Nature

Plants have been used in the beauty and fragrance industry for thousands of years, from ancient times up until the present day. The exhibition features watercolours from the our exceptional botanical...
The Human Touch: Making Art, Leaving Traces
01Aug

The Human Touch: Making Art, Leaving Traces

Drawing on works of art spanning four thousand years and from across the globe, this exhibition explores the fundamental role of touch in human experience, and offers new ways of looking. The curators...
Inspired by Civilisations
06May

Inspired by Civilisations

Display of objects included in an episode of BBC TV's Civilisations, in which Mary Beard explores the theme of how we look at art.
Sampled Lives: Samplers from the Fitzwilliam Museum
08Apr

Sampled Lives: Samplers from the Fitzwilliam Museum

Showcasing over 100 samplers from the Museum’s excellent but often unseen collection, this display highlights the importance of samplers as documentary evidence of past lives. These beautifully embro...
Elephants, Deities and Ashoka’s Pillar: Coins of India from antiquity to the present
01Oct

Elephants, Deities and Ashoka’s Pillar: Coins of India from antiquity to the present

As part of the commemoration in 2017 of the 70th anniversary of Indian independence - marked by the UK-India Year of Culture - this exhibition, drawn from the Fitzwilliam’s world-class numismatic coll...
Honey from Many Flowers: Carl Wilhelm Kolbe and Salomon Gessner’s Idylls
10Sep

Honey from Many Flowers: Carl Wilhelm Kolbe and Salomon Gessner’s Idylls

Salomon Gessner (1730–88) was a Swiss artist and writer whose idyllic poetry and prose made him a household name in his lifetime. After his death his family invited a German printmaker, Carl Wilhelm K...
From Kabul to Kolkata: Highlights of Indian painting in the Fitzwilliam Museum
03Sep

From Kabul to Kolkata: Highlights of Indian painting in the Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam’s second exhibition to mark the 70th anniversary of Indian independence, showcases a selection of Indian miniature paintings and drawings, ranging in date from the 16th to 19th century...
Sea to Shore: Paintings by Alfred Wallis & Christopher Wood Kettle’s Yard at the Fitzwilliam Museum
27Aug

Sea to Shore: Paintings by Alfred Wallis & Christopher Wood Kettle’s Yard at the Fitzwilliam Museum

This third display from the Kettle’s Yard collection brings together paintings by Alfred Wallis and Christopher Wood that are inspired by the sea and shore. Following the artists’ first meeting in St...
Madonnas and Miracles
04Jun

Madonnas and Miracles

Peer through the keyhole of the Italian Renaissance home and discover a hidden world of religious devotion. Bringing together a wealth of objects, including jewellery, ceramics, books, sculptures and...
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