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FEAST & FAST: The art of food in Europe, 1500 –1800

Exhibition

Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge
Cambs
CB2 1RB

Tel: 01223 332900

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FEAST & FAST: The art of food in Europe, 1500 –1800

Food defines us as individuals, communities, and nations: we are what we eat and, equally, what we don’t eat. When, where, why, how and with whom we eat are crucial to our identity. Feast & Fast presents novel approaches to understanding the history and culture of food and eating.

This research‐led multi-sensory exhibition will showcase hidden and newly‐conserved treasures from the Fitzwilliam and other collections, and features four spectacular historical reconstructions with food at their centre, including a Jacobean sugar banquet, a European feasting table and a Georgian confectioner’s workshop. It will tease out many contemporary and controversial issues – such as the origins of food and food security, over consumption in times of austerity, and our relationship with animals and nature – thereby linking the past with our present, and encouraging visitors to question and rethink our relationship with food.

To complement Feast & Fast, a flamboyant 4-metre tall pineapple installation specially-commissioned from Bompas and Parr - experts in multi-sensory experience design - will be displayed on the Museum’s front lawn for the duration of the exhibition and illuminated at night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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