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Information about the Collections of Applied Art and Sculpture

The following publications may be useful: They can be seen in the Museum’s Reading Room, Tuesday to Friday during opening hours.


History of the Museum and its Collections

The Annual Reports of the Fitzwilliam Museum Syndicate include the acquisitions made by each Department
Annual Reports of the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum 1911-66, include gifts made by the Friends to the Museum. After 1966 the Friends Report was amalgamated with the Annual Report.

Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum
Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 1982 
Treasures from the Fitzwilliam Museum , Cambridge, 1989 
Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum , Cambridge, 2005

The Dutch Connection, The Founding of The Fitzwilliam Museum , exhibition catalogue with introduction by Charles Wilson, Cambridge, 1988

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online)

Robinson, Duncan
The Fitzwilliam Museum 1848-1998, One hundred and fifty years of collecting, Cambridge, 1998

Winter, Carl
The Fitzwilliam Museum: An Illustrated Survey, London, 1958

Applied Arts and Sculpture

Archer, Michael
Delftware in the Collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd, 18 Dec 2012

Armstrong, Nancy
Fans from the Fitzwilliam Museum, A selection from the Messel-Rosse Collection, Cambridge, 1985

Avery, Victoria with technical section by Jo Dillon
Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, catalogue of an exhibition held by Daniel Katz Ltd., London, 2002

Bluett & Sons Ltd
The Gurgan Finds , exhibition catalogue, London, 1976

Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum
Chinese Snuff Bottles in the Fitzwilliam Museum, exhibition catalogue, 1974 
Cambridge Plate, exhibition catalogue by Robin Crighton, Cambridge, 1975
Glass at the Fitzwilliam Museum, exhibition catalogue, Cambridge, 1978

Dalton, O.M.
Fitzwilliam Museum McClean Bequest, Catalogue of the Mediaeval Ivories, Enamels, Jewellery, Gems and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed to the Museum by Frank McClean, M.A., F.R.S., Cambridge, 1912.

Darracott, Joseph
All for Art: the Ricketts and Shannon Collection, exhibition catalogue, Cambridge, 1979

Eaves, Ian 
Catalogue of European Armour at the Fitzwilliam Museum , Woodbridge, 2002

Henig, Martin, with major contributions by Diana Scarisbrick, and Mary Whiting
Classical Gems: Ancient and Modern Cameos and Intaglios in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Cambridge, 1994

Humphrey, Carol
English Samplers at the Fitzwilliam Museum, exhibition catalogue, Cambridge, 1984

Samplers , Fitzwilliam Museum Handbooks, Cambridge, 1997

Poole, Julia E.
Plagiarism Personified? European Pottery and Porcelain Figures, exhibition catalogue, Cambridge, 1986
‘James Whitbread Lee Glaisher, ScD, FRS (1848-1928), A Cambridge Mathematician and Collector’; English Ceramic Circle Transactions, vol. 15, Part 2, pp. 160-83.
English Pottery, Fitzwilliam Museum HandbooksCambridge, 1995
Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 1995
Italian Maiolica, Fitzwilliam Museum HandbooksCambridge, 1996

Rackham, Bernard
Catalogue of the Glaisher Collection of Pottery and Porcelain in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, Cambridge, 1935; reprinted by the Antique Collectors’; Club, Woodbridge, 1987

Robinson, D.D., and Wildman
Stephen, Morris & Company in Cambridge, exhibition catalogue, Cambridge, 1980

Yun Yong-I, ed. by Regina Kraal
Korean Art from the Gompertz and Other Collections in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, translated by Youngsook Pak and Roderick Whitfield, Cambridge, 2006

Unpublished Exhibition Handlists 

Principal Acquisitions 1979-83
Principal Acquisitions 1984-90

R.A. Crighton
Chinese Ceramics: Recent and Rare, 1994

Carol Humphrey
Lace, 1992
English and Continental Samplers, 1993
Embroideries from Epirus and the Greek Islands, 1996

J.C.S. Lin
Life, Ritual and Immortality: Eating and Drinking in Ancient China, 2006

J.E. Poole
Delftware Dishes from the Glaisher Collection , 1981
Venetian Decorative Art at the Fitzwilliam Museum, 1990 
Curious Variations on Ceramic Themes , Geometrical and Zoomorphic Forms, 1992 
Variations on Ceramic Themes, Big is Beautiful ?, 1996
Handlist of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Pottery, Porcelain and Glass given by G.H.W. Rylands in memory of his mother, Betha Wolferstan Rylands, 1997 
James Whitbread Lee Glaisher Sc D, FRS (1848-1928), Mathematician and Collector, 1999
Tempus the Art of Time , 2000