Contact/Visit

Contact

Department of Manuscripts and Printed Books
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge
CB2 1RB
United Kingdom

tel: 01223 332912
fax: 01223 332923
email:

Staff

Dr Stella Panayotova, Keeper

Mr Nicholas Robinson, Curatorial Assistant

Miss Kristine Rose, Conservator

Mr John Lancaster, Technician

Azzurra Andriolo, Research Associate ( Cambridge Illuminations Research Project)

Dr Lynda Dennison, Research Associate ( Cambridge Illuminations Research Project)

Dr Deirdre Jackson, Research Associate ( Cambridge Illuminations Research Project)

Dr Paola Ricciardi, Research Associate ( Pigment Analysis of Illuminated Manuscripts)

Visiting the Department

Curatorial material in the Department may be consulted by appointment. First-time visitors need to send or bring a letter of reference and a passport-size photograph. They may make appointments to revisit at any time in the future without further formalities.

Before visiting, scholars and students are advised to consult the following catalogues and reference tools:

Fine printed Books

are consulted in the Graham Robertson Study Room by appointment Wednesday – Friday 10.00 – 13.00 and 14.00 - 16.30.

Records on all fine printed books in the Museum collections are available on line through NEWTON, the Union Library Catalogue of Cambridge University. Select ( Departments and Faculties F-M).

Music

is consulted in the Graham Robertson Study Room by appointment Wednesday – Friday 10.00 – 13.00 and 14.00 - 16.30.

J.A. Fuller-Maitland and A.H. Mann, Catalogue of the Music in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, London, 1893.

A Short-Title Catalogue of Music Printed Before 1825 in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, ed. V. Rumbold and I. Fenlon, Cambridge, 1992.

The following material is available on NEWTON ( http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/newton) and through the new universal catalogue, ‘Library Search’ ( http://search.lib.cam.ac.uk):

1. Viscount Fitzwilliam's bequest of music (except the Handel autographs): MU.MSS. 1-208
2. Early acquisitions following Fitzwilliam's bequest: MU.MSS. 209-250
3. Recent acquisitions, including the Robin Orr manuscripts (MU.MSS.1392-1395, 1448-1450, 1480-1483) and all of the Ottoboni/Jennens/Aylesford manuscripts (MU.MSS.212, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 654, 655, 656, 657, 658, 659, 660, 661A-B)

The next part of the music collection to be catalogued on line will include the Handel autographs (MU.MSS.251-265).

Autographs and Archives

are consulted in the Graham Robertson Study Room by appointment Wednesday – Friday 10.00 – 13.00 and 14.00 - 16.30.

An index of authors is available in the Department. The Archive of John Linnell is catalogued in full on the Museum's Online Catalogue. On-going cataloguing adds new records on the remaining archival material to it.

Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

are consulted in the Founder’s Library by appointment Tuesday – Friday 10.00 – 13.00 and 14.00 - 16.30.

M. R. James, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 1895.

M.R. James, A Descriptive Catalogue of the McClean Collection of Manuscripts in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 1912.

F. Wormald and P. Giles, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Additional Manuscripts in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 1982.

A Catalogue of Western Book Illumination in the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Cambridge Colleges, Part I: The Frankish Kingdoms, Northern Netherlands, Germany, Bohemia, Hungary, Austria, The Meuse Region, Southern Netherlands, ed. N. Morgan and S. Panayotova, London and Turnhout: Harvey Miller/Brepols, 2009


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