Treasures of The Fitzwilliam Museum
Duncan Robinson et al
- Part of Scala’s prestigious series on the great collections of the world
The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge not only houses the University of Cambridge’s art collection but is also a public museum and art gallery with an international reputation. More than half a million objects and works of art are held in five curatorial departments: Antiquities; Applied Arts; Coins and Medals; Manuscripts and Printed Books; and Paintings, Drawings and Prints. This sumptuous book on the collections highlights some of the Museum’s many treasures, ranging from Ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities to the arts of the 21st century, and including masterpieces by Canaletto, Constable, Monet, Picasso, Renoir, Stubbs and Titian, one of the world’s foremost Rembrandt print collections, Handel music manuscripts, the famous Fitzwilliam Virginal Book and one of the most significant collections of Korean ceramics outside South-East Asia.
Duncan Robinson is a former Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum.