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Gallery Trail

Hidden Histories: Cambridge Collectors explores how the museum director Sir Sydney Cockerell, the medieval historian Philip Grierson, the gallery owner Henry Rothschild and the economist John Maynard Keynes all influenced the history of collecting. The trail leaflet can be picked up in the Museum or downloaded here before you visit

download trail leaflet  Hidden Histories: Cambridge Collectors


The Fitzwilliam Museum Reference Library

The Reference Library houses over 300,000 books, catalogues and periodicals relating to the Fine Arts, Applied Arts and Antiquities, including a small selection of books written by contributors to the Hidden Histories online exhibition, The Fitzwilliam Museum: A Source of Inspiration:

Alan Bennett, Untold Stories
A.S. Byatt, Still Life
A.S. Byatt, Angels & Insects
A.S. Byatt, The Matisse Stories
A.S. Byatt, Portraits in Fiction
Susanna Gregory, A Plague on Both Your Houses
Susanna Gregory, The Devil's Disciple
M.R. James, Ghost Stories of an Antiquary
David Kinloch, In My Father's House
Patrick Lennon, Corn Dolls
Patrick Lennon, Steel Witches
Adrian Mitchell, All Shook Up
Jill Paton Walsh, Knowledge of the Angels
Michelle Spring. Nights in White Satin
Michelle Spring, In the Midnight Hour
Rebecca Stott, Ghostwalk
Claire Tomalin, Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn man
Edmund de Waal, Twentieth Century Ceramics
Marina Warner, No Go the Bogeyman: Scaring, Lulling and Making Mock

The Reference Library is located in Room 30, just inside the Courtyard Entrance and is normally open to the public Tuesday to Friday 10:00 until 16:30.

Further information about the Reference Library