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Treasured Possessions from Renaissance to Enlightenment
Dr Victoria Avery FSA, Keeper Applied Art, Fitzwilliam Museum and curator of the exhibition
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.
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.
Train departs for London (arriving 5.38pm)
Kings Cross Station