The Fitzwilliam Museum Podcasts

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Created: 2008-10-10 14:11
Institution: Fitzwilliam Museum
Description: Established in 1816, The Fitzwilliam Museum is the principal art museum of the University of Cambridge. These podcasts offer the chance to learn more about the Museum's treasures, which range from Ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities to the arts of the 21st century, with exclusive introductions to exhibitions, interviews with expert curators and previews of Museum events. (This the standard video version of our podcast, suitable for iPods. Elsewhere, an audio-only podcast in mp3 format is available. Please check our website or the iTunes store for alternative versions.)
 

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'Anglo-Saxon Art in the Round'

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An introduction to the exhibition 'Anglo-Saxon Art in the Round' at The Fitzwilliam Museum (23 May - 7 September 2008), which explores the rich inventiveness of early medieval art...

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Created: Mon 20 Oct 2008


'Art Works': Sessions for Young People at The Fitzwilliam Museum

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A look at The Fitzwilliam Museum's 'Art Works' programme for young people aged 14-21. Education Officer Rachel Sinfield and local students discuss 'Source' and 'Head Space', the...

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Created: Fri 17 Oct 2008


'I Turned it into a Palace': Sir Sydney Cockerell and The Fitzwilliam Museum

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Let curator Dr. Stella Panayotova be your guide to the exhibition 'I turned it into a palace': Sir Sydney Cockerell and The Fitzwilliam Museum in this behind-the-scenes...

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Created: Thu 20 Nov 2008


'On the Shoulders of Giants': Portraits from the University of Cambridge

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A behind-the-scenes introduction to The Fitzwilliam Museum's first-ever photographic exhibition, with photographer Howard Guest and curator Duncan Robinson. Several of the sitters...

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Created: Fri 17 Oct 2008


'Painting the Sound of the Sea' - Maggi Hambling: The Wave

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What motivates Maggi Hambling to create her huge sea paintings? The artist discusses her exhibition of wave portraits at the Fitzwilliam Museum, and reveals her enduring...

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Created: Thu 13 May 2010


'Who's the Artist?': Open Forum on contemporary sculpture at The Fitzwilliam Museum

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When a sculptor employs a studio to produce their work, how does this affect our perception of them as an artist? This Open Forum panel discussion at The Fitzwilliam Museum...

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Created: Tue 26 Jan 2010


1. Darwin and the Ancient Earth: Dinosaurs and the 'Deep Past' in the 19th-Century Imagination

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Why was the young Darwin's fascination with geology so important for his later work? And why was prehistory so popular in early nineteenth-century Britain? A podcast with...

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Created: Fri 5 Jun 2009


1. Guy Bourdin's Mannequin Legs

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Alistair O'Neill, Pathway Leader of Fashion History and Theory at Central St Martin's discusses the work of fashion photographer Guy Bourdin and his use of mannequin legs in...

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Created: Thu 20 Nov 2014


10. The Evolving Body: With Professor Randolph Nesse

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Evolutionary physician Professor Randolph Nesse explores the idea of 'Darwin's eye', and discusses what evolution means for our bodies, our emotions and our behaviour - as well as...

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Created: Mon 13 Jul 2009


11. Darwin, Design and Christianity: With Professor John Brooke

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John Brooke, former Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University, gives his take on the exhibition 'Endless Forms', and discusses the implications of...

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Created: Mon 13 Jul 2009


12. From 'Missing Link Mania' to Creationism.com: 150 Years of Popular Darwinism in Europe

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Why was the idea of 'the missing link' so wildly popular in the later nineteenth century? And why did Darwin's public image differ so greatly across Europe? Dr. Peter Kjaergaard...

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Created: Mon 13 Jul 2009


13. The Predatory Ape: Sex, Simians and Society in Nineteenth-Century Europe

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Dr. Gowan Dawson discusses the intriguing representation - and sexualisation - of apes in the nineteenth century, from pickled specimens on display to an eager public to images of...

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Created: Wed 29 Jul 2009


14. Evolving Images: Race and Popular Darwinism in Nineteenth-Century Photography

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Professor Elizabeth Edwards explores how the emerging mass medium of photography engaged with popular Darwinian ideas in the nineteenth century, and how notions of race, 'type'...

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Created: Mon 3 Aug 2009


15. Between Apes and Angels: Representing the Darker Implications of Darwinism

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Science writer Dr. Marek Kohn discusses the various artistic reactions to the bleaker side of evolutionary thinking, as presented in the exhibition 'Endless Forms'. Is nature a...

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Created: Wed 2 Sep 2009


16. Struggle and Strikes: The 'Survival of the Fittest' in Art and Literature

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Dame Gillian Beer discusses ideas of poverty, struggle and competition as explored in the painting 'On Strike' (1891), and examines how Darwinian notions of 'the survival of the...

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Created: Mon 21 Sep 2009


2. Darwin in Cambridge: from Christ's College to the Beagle

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Dr. John van Wyhe, Director of Darwin Online (darwin-online.org.uk), discusses Darwin's student days at Christ's College, Cambridge in the 1820s, and investigates the young...

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Created: Thu 18 Jun 2009


3. The Roots of a Theory: How Plants Specimens Led a Young Darwin to Discovery

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Plant specimens may seem an unlikely starting point for Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection - but, as Professor John Parker investigates in this podcast, the...

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Created: Wed 24 Jun 2009


4. Uncovering our Origins: Monkeys, Apes and 'Primitive Man' - and how Darwin got it wrong

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The Descent of Man would forever change the way we thought about ourselves and where we come from – but how accurate was Darwin in his ideas about human evolution? Professor...

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Created: Tue 30 Jun 2009


5. 'Flaunting It' - Sexual Selection and the Art of Courtship

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What evolutionary purpose does beauty serve? And why does the idea of 'female mate choice' not hold true when it comes to primates and humans? From peacocks' tails to the kinds of...

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Created: Thu 2 Jul 2009


6. A Tour of 'Endless Forms': With Sir Paul Nurse

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Nobel Prize-winning biologist and Rockefeller University President Sir Paul Nurse takes a tour of the exhibition 'Endless Forms', introducing his personal highlights from a...

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Created: Mon 6 Jul 2009


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