Museum bids to buy old master

A Cambridge museum has held a special launch event in London to highlight a bid to buy an old master

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Appeal to save historic painting for the nation

The Fitzwilliam museum in Cambridge is appealing for donations to help buy a 17th Century painting worth £14m. But a government scheme means it could buy the piece for a lot less.

The "Extreme Unction" by French artist Nicolas Poussin is described as an exceptional masterpiece and today it went on display in London as part of the fundraising campaign.

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