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Tue 15 August 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Discarded History: The Genizah of Medieval Cairo

This exhibition provides a window on the life of a community a thousand years ago – a Jewish community in the centre of a thriving Islamic empire, international in outlook, multicultural in make up, devout to its core.

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Freedom and Fragmentation: Images of Decolonisation and Partition from the Centre of South Asian Studies Archive

To commemorate the many meanings of freedom in South Asia in 1947, the Centre of South Asian Studies is holding the first ever public exhibition of its collections.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight The Year That Made Antarctica

Over dinner in the spring of 1950 a party of scientists produced an ambitious proposal for a global year of science: the International Geophysical Year was born. With a heavy emphasis on Antarctica, thousands of people from dozens of countries came together to learn about our planet.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

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 collection, will explore the history of India through coins produced from the 4th century BC until recent times.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

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.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

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

Carl Wilhelm Kolbe (1759–1835), produced prints after a set of landscape drawings by Salomon Gessner (1730-88), which capture the Romantic period’s preoccupation with the pastoral idyll and delight in the natural world. This exhibition showcases a recently acquired complete set of Kolbe’s twenty-five etchings, issued in five parts from 1805-11.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

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.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

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.