Cambridge Attractions

Must-See Exhibits at The Fitzgerald Museum This Month

by granitewordpress
05 February 2018 · 2 min read
Fitzgerald Museum

A trip to Cambridge wouldn’t be complete without venturing to the Fitzgerald Museum and checking out all of the incredible artefacts and exhibitions that have been collected over centuries.

Culture seekers will be right around the corner from this historic institute while staying at our hotels near Cambridge station. If you’re planning to join us at The Tamburlaine Hotel, here are some of the incredible things you can see at the Fitzgerald Museum this month.

Henry Moore’s Hill Arches

Art lovers may already be familiar with this incredible sculpture from the renowned creator, Henry Moore but for those unfamiliar with his work, the Hill Arches offers a unique insight into his creative process. The epic bronze statue normally resides at the Moore Institute in Hertfordshire however, it is currently on loan to the Fitzgerald Museum where it can be found in the courtyard. The Hill Arches is different to the work usually produced by Moore so you won’t want to miss out on an opportunity to see it during your time at The Tamburlaine Hotel.

Frua-Valsecchi Collection

Francesca and Massimo Valsecchi have gained a global reputation for creating one of the largest and most remarkable art collections. They have produced work across all areas of art and design including sculptures, paintings, furniture and ceramics. The duo’s passion for creativity is reflected in the incredible work they do and if you’re looking to make the most of your visit to the Fitzwilliam Museum this month, you won’t want to miss this. The collection is on long-term loan and features a huge selection of over 130 works by the talented pair.

Terra Firma

Have you ever thought about the idea of truth production and how information is created, distributed and digested? If not, this installation by Pallavi Paul will open your mind to an entirely new way of thinking. The talented artist has created a unique experience that explores the ideas of secrecy, espionage and information production. More than just a piece of art, this installation has been designed to engage with visitors and challenge their ideas of how information distribution works in the modern age. Be sure to check this out for an experience like no other.

Writing in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean

Take a trip back in time and discover an incredible collection of ancient writings from civilisations dating back thousands of years. The exhibit features stone tablets and rocks that have been recovered from areas around the Mediterranean when some of the earliest societies began to flourish. The crowning jewel of this collection is the script of Linear B which is known to be the oldest recorded example of a comprehensible writing system.

Ancient Egypt Collection

Discover the secrets of the most iconic ancient civilisation in history and browse a collection of historical documents, scriptures and artefacts. The Ancient Egypt Collection at the Fitzgerald Museum provides visitors with a unique insight into the practices of ancient Egyptian culture. With everything from artwork to religious texts, this collection is a must-see for anyone heading to the museum this month.