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Fri 15 September 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 - 5:00PM

Degas, Caricature and Modernity: Daumier, Gavarni, Keene

Edgas Degas (1834-1917) possessed what his friend Walter Sickert (1860-1942) described as ‘a rollicking and somewhat bear-like sense of fun’. This exhibition looks at three caricaturists and satirists whose work Degas admired and collected in large numbers: Honoré Daumier (1808-79), Paul Gavarni (1804-66) and Charles Keene (1823-91).

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

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.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight The Best of All Possible Worlds: Quentin Blake and The Folio Society

Sir Quentin Blake is the UK’s best loved illustrator. See his original illustrations for four classics – The Golden Ass, Candide, Fifty Fables of La Fontaine and Riddley Walker.