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Fitzwilm Museum in the UK, Cambridge Resort

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ImageThe Fitzwilm Museum is a history and art museum at the University of Cambridge. The entrance to the museum is free, the attendance is 300,000 people a year. The museum was established in 1816 on the basis of the Richard Fitzwilliam collection, which included a collection of rare books and various works of art bequeathed to the university and a large amount of money. The building of the new museum was built by the architect Charles Cockerell in 1848. The entire collection of the museum is divided into five thematic sections: Ancient Arts, Applied Arts, Coins and Medals, Manuscripts and Books, Painting and Graphics. The Department of Ancient Arts presents exhibits from Ancient Rome, Greece and Egypt, the countries of the Middle East, Cyprus of the Hellenistic and Archaic eras. The Applied Arts section contains household items from England and Europe from different periods, in particular, furniture, clocks, dishes, crystal and ceramics, weapons of the Middle Ages and Modern Times, art objects from the countries of the East - China, Japan and Korea. In the Coins and Medals section, there are more than 190,000 storage units, coins from all over the world and all times, from the very beginning of minting to the present day. But there is no separate hall for this department in the museum; coins and medals are exhibited in the halls of other sections. The collection also includes art, historical medals, civil, military awards, gems and cameos. The section of manuscripts and books presents ancient manuscripts, unique manuscripts, old prints, sheet music, the Virginia Book of Fitzwilliam, which is one of the main sources of instrumental music of the Elizabethan era. The Department of Painting and Graphics presents paintings and graphic works by European masters of the 13th-20th centuries, in particular, works by Titian, Veronese, Van Dyck, Rubens, Renoir, Monet, Degas, Picasso, Cezanne and others. ImageImageImageImageImage

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