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Degas: a passion for perfection

The Fitzwilliam Museum will mark the centenary of Degas’s death with an exhibition that will exhibit its holdings of works by the artist – the most extensive and representative in the UK.

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Representing Partition: India and Pakistan

Sat 14 October - Sat 9 December

Wolfson College

Supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, Representing Partition: India and Pakistan comprises an exhibition and series of events at Wolfson College in Michaelmas Term 2017.

Falling in the 70th year since India and Pakistan were rendered independent nation states, the series will explore the visual character of this moment, and understand how visual culture was used to facilitate, and articulate this transformation for global audiences.

The show offers an original contribution to understanding the visual significance of Partition and includes sketches made at the precise moment of the hand-over in 1947, photojournalism and illustrated adverts. Bringing together loans from the Imperial War Museum, London Library, Royal Academy, Centre of South Asian Studies and Royal Asiatic Society for the first time, the exhibition is an opportunity to experience the political use of representation during this challenging process. In parallel an exhibition of the work of contemporary Kashmiri artist Prashast Kachru examines the impact of this critical moment.

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

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No need to book.


3:00pm-5:00pm Saturday-Sunday every week from Saturday 14 October until Saturday 9 December

All times

Sat 14 October 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 15 October 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 21 October 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 22 October 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 28 October 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 29 October 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 4 November 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 5 November 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 11 November 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 12 November 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 18 November 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 19 November 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 25 November 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 26 November 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 2 December 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 3 December 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 9 December 3:00PM - 5:00PM


On Congregation dates it is advisable to contact the Porters' Lodge before visiting to ensure the exhibition is open: 01223 335900.
Address: Wolfson College
Combination Room and Dining Hall
Barton Road
Email: fine-arts@wolfson.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1223 335900