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Genetic Counsellor drawing a family tree

EXHIBITION - Empowering People: Genetic Counselling in Focus

The latest exhibition at the Wellcome Genome Campus explores the vital but often little-known work of genetic counsellors.

FEAST & FAST: The art of food in Europe, 1500 –1800

Please note: this event has been CANCELLED

Tue 26 November 2019 - Sun 26 April

Fitzwilliam Museum

Food defines us as individuals, communities, and nations: we are what we eat and, equally, what we don’t eat. When, where, why, how and with whom we eat are crucial to our identity. Feast & Fast presents novel approaches to understanding the history and culture of food and eating.

This research-led multi-sensory exhibition will showcase hidden and newly-conserved treasures from the Fitzwilliam and other collections, and features four spectacular historical reconstructions with food at their centre, including a Jacobean sugar banquet, a European feasting table and a Georgian confectioner’s workshop. It will tease out many contemporary and controversial issues – such as the origins of food and food security, over consumption in times of austerity, and our relationship with animals and nature – thereby linking the past with our present, and encouraging visitors to question and rethink our relationship with food.

To complement Feast & Fast, a flamboyant 4-metre tall pineapple installation specially-commissioned from Bompas and Parr - experts in multi-sensory experience design - will be displayed on the Museum’s front lawn for the duration of the exhibition and illuminated at night.

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

Timing

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday every week from Tuesday 26 November 2019 until Saturday 21 December 2019

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday every week from Friday 27 December 2019 until Saturday 28 December 2019

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday every week from Thursday 2 January until Thursday 9 April

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday every week from Saturday 11 January until Sunday 26 April

12:00pm-5:00pm Sunday every week from Tuesday 26 November 2019 until Sunday 26 April

All times

Tue 26 November 2019 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 27 November 2019 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 28 November 2019 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 29 November 2019 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 30 November 2019 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 1 December 2019 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 3 December 2019 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 4 December 2019 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 5 December 2019 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 6 December 2019 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 7 December 2019 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 8 December 2019 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 10 December 2019 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 11 December 2019 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 12 December 2019 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 13 December 2019 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 14 December 2019 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 15 December 2019 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 17 December 2019 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 18 December 2019 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 19 December 2019 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 20 December 2019 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 21 December 2019 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 22 December 2019 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Fri 27 December 2019 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 28 December 2019 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 29 December 2019 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Thu 2 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 3 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 4 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 5 January 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 7 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Sat 18 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 19 January 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 21 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Fri 24 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 25 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 26 January 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 28 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 29 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 30 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 31 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 1 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 2 February 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 4 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 5 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Sun 15 March 12:00PM - 5:00PM
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Sat 28 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
TodaySun 29 March 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 31 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 1 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Sat 4 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Fri 24 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 25 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 26 April 12:00PM - 5:00PM

Venue

Address: Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 1RB
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Email: fitzmuseum-enquiries@lists.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1223 332900
Fax: +44 1223 332923
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