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Sharpening Perceptions

Tuesday 10 March: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 11 March: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 12 March: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 13 March: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 14 March: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 15 March: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday 17 March: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 18 March: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 19 March: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 20 March: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 21 March: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 22 March: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, CB2 1RB

An exhibition of copies of paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum made by students at the Hamilton Kerr Institute as part of their training to become painting conservators.

The copies will be displayed alongside the original paintings. They are not intended to look the same as the original but to show how it was made, with areas of bare canvas or panel, priming layers, drawing, etc. The areas that are brought to completion show how the original may have looked before pigments faded. The act of copying focuses the student's attention and helps them see things in paintings that casual observers might easily miss.

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This exhibition runs from 4 February until 17 May 2020. The Museum is closed on Mondays.

Booking Information

No need to book.


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Additional Information

Age: 11+, Exhibition, Drop in, Free