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This option lets you explore aspects of the Fitzwilliam Museum's collections through some of the people associated with the objects - academics, artists, collectors, spies, travellers and writers.
Who was Richard, 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion, the founder of the Museum? Which two illustrators and collectors were depicted in a painting, now in the Fitzwilliam, as medieval saints?
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Anne Hull Grundy (1926-1984)
An important benefactor, Anne Hull Grundy presented many pieces of jewellery to the Fitzwilliam Museum. Inspired by her parents, she started collecting when she was eleven. Initially a welcome escape from boring summer days spent in Cheltenham and Harrogate, it became a lifelong passion. Find out more