Due to Shanghai's current lockdown, RAS China Art Focus is unable to hold our regular in-person sessions in museums. Thus, we are extremely pleased to invite the renowned author and lecturer Nicholas Chrimes who will discuss the important role of the Fitzwilliam Museum of the University of Cambridge and introduce us to the major collections within the museum's holding.
About the lecture:
The Fitzwilliam Museum of the University of Cambridge emerged from an era of private collectors in England and belongs between the epoch of monasteries and the great public museums of 19th century London. Nicholas Chrimes will discuss the Place of the museum within England's history and the Space by revealing the hidden gems of the architecture and the museum's valuable collections of the historical works of art.
To experience a virtual tour of the Fitzwilliam Museum, please visit here.
Convener: Julie Chun, Art Historian, and Art Critic
Nicholas Chrimes is an historian and best-selling author of Cambridge: Treasure Island in the Fens, an account of the history of Cambridge University. Currently an instructor at Know+ App, Nicholas lectures at the Moeller and Judge Institutes of Cambridge University on art, architecture and cross-cultural links with China. Nick's in-depth knowledge of Western art and history is reached through his study of Economics and Politics at Bristol University, complemented by post graduate training in Renaissance Art in Florence, Italy and MBA at Insead Fontainebleau, France.
Nicholas Chrimes resides for thirty-five years in an ancient house within the deep countryside near Cambridge with his wife, four children and many animals. He believes that cross-cultural understanding, in both directions, is of great importance and much admires the interest he has witnessed both in the east and the west. It is his hope to inspire others in appreciating arts and histories of different cultures and the deep links between culture and life.
To follow more of Nicholas's lectures, please find him on Know+App.
This is for RAS members who signed up under the joint/family option
Max 5 tickets per RAS Institutional Member