Domestic Devotions

Domestic Devotions

The Place of Piety in the Italian Renaissance Home

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events



Madonnas and Miracles

23/05/2017  Tour for Graduate Students, University of Cambridge, MML and Humanities

24/05/2017 Tour for St Catharine’s College Alumni

Dr Abigail Brundin 





Nativity scene

Faith in the Home

Join us for a panel discussion on four different world religions and hear how traditions and personal experiences of faith are revealed in people’s homes today.

24/05/2017, 18:00 to 20:00




Tour for blind and partially sighted adults: Madonnas and Miracles

Join curators and staff from the Fitzwilliam Museum to explore this special exhibition through a series of descriptive exhibition highlights in the gallery. Afterwards, there will be a unique opportunity to handle a selection of Italian Renaissance objects.


14:30 to 16:15


Bowl with the Sacred MonogramDomestic Devotions: Thinking with things  

With Dr Dora Thornton, Curator of Renaissance Europe and the Waddesdon Bequest, British Museum.

24/05/2017, 13:15 to 14:00





Madonnas & Miracles exhibition

Madonnas & Miracles: the inside story

With Dr Vicky Avery, Keeper of Applied Arts.


13:15 to 14:00




Everyday miracles

A series of two creative writing workshops

Take a special tour of the Madonnas and Miracles exhibition and explore the Renaissance home where the divine and domestic are intertwined. Followed by a writing workshop.

27/05/2017, 13:30 to 15:30

£20 for both workshops (£15 concessions/Friends)


Imagining the holy land in the Italian Renaissance home

With Professor Deborah Howard, Department of History of Art.

31/05/2017, 13:15 to 14:00






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  1. […] Museum, Cambridge. The work was recently restored in preparation for the upcoming exhibition Madonnas and Miracles. The painting was in excellent condition prior to the conservation treatment, apart from a […]