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British Industrial History

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Fitzwilliam Museum

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'The Bride' by W. T. Copeland and Sons of Stoke-on-Trent, in Parian porcelain, 1873
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German crossbow, 1567
Longcase Equation clock by De Rabours of Paris, 1750

in Cambridge

'Writing in his Foreword to the catalogue of the exhibition for Treasures from the Fitzwilliam which toured the United States in 1989-90, the then Director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, wrote that "like the British Museum, the Fitzwilliam addresses the history of culture in terms of the visual forms it has assumed, but it does so from the highly selective point of view of the collector connoisseur. Works of art have been taken into the collection not only for the historical information they reveal, but for their beauty, excellent quality, and rarity... It is a widely held opinion that the Fitzwilliam is the finest small museum in Europe".' Quoted from the Museum website.

Free admission.

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