About this community

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 and prints.

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Recent Submissions

  • Colour and Spirit 

    Bucklow, Spike Laas (Art and Christianity Enquiry, 2017-06)
    Today, consumers can choose from a variety of colour-ways when buying otherwise identical items like cars. Such everyday treatment of colour, as a superficial and merely cosmetic feature, both reflects and reinforces the ...
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum Newsletter Autumn/Winter 2004 

    Unknown author (The Fitzwilliam Museum, 2004-11)
    The Fitzwilliam Museum Newsletter Autumn/Winter 2004 Articles include: - Open for Business!, From the Director, Innovative eGuide puts Museum's collections in vistors hands, Searching the stairs for Oysters, The Macclesfield ...
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum Newsletter 22 

    Unknown author (The Fitzwilliam Museum, 2004-01)
    The Fitzwilliam Museum Newsletter Winter 2003/2004 Articles include: - The Courtyard Development: Coutdown to relaunch - From the Director - Art into Literacy - French Impressionism at The Fitzwilliam Museum - Leonard ...