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Discovery: 200 years of the Cambridge Philosophical Society

Founded in 1819, the Cambridge Philosophical Society provided an open forum for Cambridge graduates to discuss current scientific ideas and present new research. This exhibition shows us how the activity of the Cambridge Philosophical Society underpins 200 years of discovery.

Jan Adam Kruseman, The Great Belzoni

The celebrated Mr Belzoni: A cultural gift to the Fitzwilliam

Tue 23 July - Sun 10 November

Fitzwilliam Museum

This in-focus exhibition is centred on a new acquisition: Jan Adam Kruseman’s posthumous portrait of the celebrated adventurer, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, known as ‘The Great Belzoni’. Painted in 1824, it was accepted under the Cultural Gifts Scheme by HM Government from Daniel Katz Ltd. and presented to the Museum in 2018 (in honour of ex?Director, Tim Knox). The portrait is displayed alongside paintings and watercolours from the Fitzwilliam’s wider collections, which reflect the allure of Egypt and Egyptian antiquities to British artists of the 19th century. Part of the exhibition focuses on the remarkable character of Belzoni, his commercial interest in ancient Egypt, and his extraordinary gift to the Fitzwilliam in 1823 of the sarcophagus lid of Ramesses III.

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

Timing

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday every week from Tuesday 23 July until Sunday 10 November

12:00pm-5:00pm Sunday every week from Tuesday 23 July until Sunday 10 November

12:00pm-5:00pm on Monday 26 August

All times

Tue 23 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 24 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 25 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 26 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 27 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 28 July 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 30 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 31 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 1 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 2 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 3 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 4 August 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 6 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 7 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 8 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 9 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 10 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 11 August 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 13 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 14 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 15 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 16 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 17 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 18 August 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 20 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 21 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 22 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
TodayFri 23 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 24 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 25 August 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Mon 26 August 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 27 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 28 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 29 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 30 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 31 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 1 September 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 3 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 4 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 5 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 6 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 7 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 8 September 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 10 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 11 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 12 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 13 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 14 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 15 September 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 17 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 18 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 19 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 20 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 21 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 22 September 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 24 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 25 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 26 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 27 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 28 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 29 September 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 1 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 2 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 3 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 4 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 5 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 6 October 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 8 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 9 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 10 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 11 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 12 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 13 October 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 15 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 16 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 17 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 18 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 19 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 20 October 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 22 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 23 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 24 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 25 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 26 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 27 October 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 29 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 30 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 31 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 1 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 2 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 3 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 5 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 6 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 7 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 8 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 9 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 10 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM

Venue

Address: Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 1RB
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