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Sir David Attenborough visits Cambridge

Sir David Attenborough at the Fitzwilliam Museum Photo: ITV Anglia News

The broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough has been in Cambridge to launch a new art exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Sir David was close friends with the artist John Craxton who lived for a time just outside Cambridge.

Sir David Attenborough looking around the exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Credit: ITV Anglia News
The artist John Craxton, 1997 Credit: Estate of John Craxton
Work by the artist John Craxton Credit: ITV Anglia News

Claxton's work is considered by experts to be some of the greatest of the 20th Century, but is not widely known to the public.

ITV News Anglia interviewing Sir David Attenborough Credit: ITV Anglia News
John Craxton, 1960 Credit: Estate of John Craxton

Sir David Attenborough was delighted to launch the exhibition and is an admirer of John Craxton's work.

Click below to see Russell Hookey's interview with Sir David Attenborough.

Work by the artist John Craxton Credit: ITV Anglia News

It's thought that the Fitzwilliam Museum was a favourite place of the artist John Craxton.

Tim Knox is the Director of the Cambridge museum, he says it's an important exhibition and they are delighted to have Sir David Attenborough there to launch it.