July Events at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

6th June 2013

Series of events through July, 2013.

Combs: 6000 Years

The Fitzwilliam Museum was described by the Standing Commission on Museums & Galleries in 1968 as ‘one of the greatest art collections of the nation and a monument of the first importance’.

It owes its foundation to Richard, VII Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion who, in 1816, bequeathed to the University of Cambridge his works of art and library, together with funds to house them, to further ‘the Increase of Learning and other great Objects of that Noble Foundation’.

Natural hair past & present

Sandra Gittens, Author and Lecturer with a specialism in African Caribbean Hair.

Sat 6 July 2013 | 14:00 to 16:00, Free

Afro picks and hot iron combs modern black hair styling

Michael McMillan, Freelance Writer, Artist and Curator.

Sat 13 July 2013 | 14:00 to 16:00
(Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology) Free

Object handling session

An opportunity to look in more detail at some of the pieces in the Origins of the Afro Comb exhibition.

Sat 13 July 2013 | 14:00 to 16:00, Free

Art recreation

See the Fitzwilliam Museum’s painting of Le Repas by Pierre Bonnard come to life in an art recreation in John Lewis, Cambridge, using the department store’s products for props. Watch the moment captured on canvas by local artist, Stuart Catterson and be in with a chance of winning some of the props.

Sat 13 July 2013 | 10:00 to 16:00
(John Lewis, Cambridge) Free

Hair braiding demos

Session hosted at the Origins of the Afro Comb exhibition at the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology for demonstrations of styling and braiding by expert hairdresser Lorraine Dublin.

Tue 16 July 2013 | 14:00 to 16:00
(Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology) Free

The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street

For full details on the exhibitions and events visit the The Fitzwilliam Museum’s website
01223 332900

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