Treasured Possessions

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09.44am
Train departs for Cambridge

11.00am
Treasured Possessions from Renaissance to Enlightenment
Dr Victoria Avery FSA, Keeper Applied Art, Fitzwilliam Museum and curator of the exhibition

12.15pm
Visit to the exhibition Treasured Possessions from Renaissance to Enlightenment  at the Fitzwilliam Museum

This enchanting exhibition of treasured possessions ranging from exquisite silks, jewels and porcelain to snuff-boxes, pocket watches and tiny keepsakes will offer a fascinating insight into the personal tastes and aspirations of their owners. These sometimes bizarre and intriguing artefacts will reveal the impact of global trade on European taste, the yearning for all things exotic and the revolution caused by New World products such as chocolate and sugar.

1.30pm
Lunch

3.00pm
Visit to the Parker Library, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

The Parker Library is a treasure house of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and early printed books. It is named after its greatest benefactor, Archbishop Matthew Parker, who donated over four hundred manuscripts in 1574.

4.47pm
Train departs for London (arriving  5.38pm)

Meeting Place
Kings Cross Station