The Fitzwilliam Museum is the art museum of the University of Cambridge. It was founded in 1816 by the bequest of the VIIth Viscount Fitzwilliam
of Merrion and contains magnificent collections of works of art and antiquities of national importance.
These collections include antiquities from Ancient Egypt, Sudan, Greece and Rome, Roman and Romano-Egyptian, Western Asiatic and Cypriot Art;
applied arts, including sculpture, furniture, clocks and rugs; coins and medals; illuminated manuscripts and printed books; paintings, drawings