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No 6188

Wednesday 12 May 2010

Vol cxl No 29

pp. 813–844

Events, courses, etc.

Fitzwilliam Museum: Events


Until January 2011

Sculpture Promenade 2010

Museum lawns

Until 30 May

Netsuke: Japanese art in miniature


27 April – 8 August

Maggi Hambling: The Wave

Mellon Gallery

18 May – 15 August

Gifts of the ebb tide: Japan and the sea in Ukiyo-e Prints

Shiba Gallery

25 May – 26 September

Prized possessions: Lord Fitzwilliam’s album of prints after Adam Elsheimer

Charrington Print Room

15 June – 15 August

21st century engraved glass


Lunchtime talks

Free lunchtime talks take place from 1.15 p.m. in the Seminar Room (Room 35) unless otherwise stated. Space in the Seminar Room is limited; admission is by token, available from the Courtyard Entrance desk from 12.45 p.m. on the day of the talk. No booking is required.

Wednesday, 19 May

Hidden wonders of Korea

Mr Hang-jin Chang, Patron of the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP)

Wednesday, 26 May

The road to Calvary: Juan and Diego Sanchez

Julia Tozer, Head of Education (Gallery 8)

Wednesday, 2 June

The allure of Elsheimer (to accompany the exhibition Prized possessions)

Elenor Ling, Research Assistant, Paintings, Drawings, and Prints (Gallery 16)

Friday, 4 June

Maggi Hambling: The Wave

Maggi Hambling, artist (Mellon Gallery)

Wednesday, 9 June

The Chesterton Lane Treasure

Martin Allen, Senior Assistant Keeper, Coins and Medals

Wednesday, 16 June

The Grand Tour and the Fitz: classical collecting in 18th-century England

Katie McAfee, Faculty of Classics

Wednesday, 23 June

Japanese waves (to accompany the exhibitions Gifts of the ebb tide and Maggi Hambling: The Wave)

Craig Hartley, Senior Assistant Keeper, Paintings, Drawings, and Prints

Saturday, 26 June

A sense of place: glass engraving

Katharine Coleman MBE, Fellow of the Guild of Glass Engravers. This talk will be followed by a demonstration of glass engraving in the Studio (Room 36)

Saturday, 31 July

Glass engraving: the 20th-century revival

Geoff Thwaites, Fellow of the Guild of Glass Engravers. This talk will be followed by a demonstration of glass engraving in the Studio (Room 36)

Adult courses and workshops

Booking is essential. For further information and to book telephone 01223 332904 or email unless otherwise stated.

Saturday, 12 June, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Making waves

Maggi Hambling’s latest paintings respond to the energy of the sea as it erodes the Suffolk coastline. Using her exhibition as inspiration, make a bold self portrait in acrylic on canvas in the studio with painter John Wiltshire. £10 per person including canvas and painting materials.

Saturday, 19 June, 10.30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Fabulous fans

Visit prints in the exhibition Gifts of the ebb tide, and take a tour through the Fan Gallery to get ideas for your own fan design, before working with Chinese painting materials and learning specialist techniques. £20 (£18 concessions).

Wednesday, 30 June, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Writing workshop with Jackie Kay

A rare opportunity to take part in a creative writing workshop led by author Jackie Kay, focusing on Maggi Hambling’s seascapes exhibition The Wave. £25 (£20 concessions). For further information telephone 01223 703522 or email

Wednesdays 21 and 28 July; 4, 11, 18, and 25 August, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Hidden Treasures Summer School

Behind the façade of the Fitzwilliam, there are half a million objects in five different collections. This Summer School explores the history of the Museum, and each week looks at one of these collections through informal gallery discussions and behind-the-scenes tours. £50 (£30 concessions).


Promenade Concerts take place on Sundays at 1.15 p.m. in Gallery 3. Admission is free.

16 May

The Ellipsis Wind Quintet

Danzi, Nielsen, Francaix

23 May

The Petrucci Ensemble

Byrd, de las Infantas, Lassus, Victoria

30 May

Lydia Scadding – Piano

Benedict Broy – Violin

Liszt, Berg, Prokofiev

6 June

The Del Mar Piano Trio

Debussy, Beamish, Rachmaninov

Promenade Concerts will also take place as part of the Cambridge Summer Music Festival 2010 on 18 and 25 July and 1 and 7 August, at 1.15 p.m., in Gallery 3.

The Denise Adeane Memorial Concert will take place on Tuesday, 27 July, at 7.30 p.m. (Mishka Rushdie Momen – piano). For full programme details and how to book visit the CSMF website: (tel. 01223 894161, email

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For further information on visiting the Museum and all other events telephone 01223 332900, email, or visit

Announcement of lectures, seminars, etc.

The following lectures, seminars, etc. will be open to members of the University and others who are interested:

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. Professor Yen Chuang-ying, Professor of Art History at Academia Sinica, will give the following talks:

Monday, 17 May, 5 p.m.

The conflict between innovation and tradition in classic temple architecture in Taiwan – the metamorphosis of the Great Hall at Nanyao Temple in Zhanghua. This talk will take place in Rooms 8 and 9, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Sidgwick Avenue. A reception will be held in the Common Room at 4.40 p.m.

Wednesday, 19 May, 5 p.m.

Self portrait and family pictures – searching for identity. This talk will take place in room B3, Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Avenue. A reception will be held after the talk.

Cambridge Committee for Russian and East European Studies. Henrietta Mondry (University of Canterbury, Christchurch) will give a seminar entitled Russian anthropology and the Jew’s body 1880s – 1930, on Tuesday, 18 May 2010, at 5 p.m., in the Latimer Room, Clare College. Tea and coffee will be available from 4.45 p.m.