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Suzanne Reynolds

Assistant Keeper

After completing a PhD at the Warburg Institute (University of London), Suzanne Reynolds was Lecturer in Medieval Literature at the University of Birmingham from 1992-1998; her major publication in this period was Medieval Reading: Grammar, Rhetoric and the Classical Text (CUP, 1996).  From 1998-2014 she was Curator of Manuscripts and Printed Books at Holkham Hall, Norfolk, a role she combined with research projects at the Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge Illuminations) and the National Trust. She was elected Munby Fellow in Bibliography at the University Library in Cambridge for 2004–5, and was appointed Assistant Keeper in the Department of Manuscripts and Printed Books at the Fitzwilliam in late 2014.


Research Interests

Early printing; book illumination and illustration; reception studies (history of reading, annotation); the history of collecting, particularly in the long eighteenth century; Grand Tour


Recent/Major Publications

A Catalogue of the Manuscripts at Holkham Hall I: Italian Manuscripts to 1500, part 1 (Turnhout: Brepols, forthcoming)

edited, with Paolo Bruschetti, Bruno Gialluca, Paolo Giulierini and Judith Swaddling the exhibition catalogue for Seduzione Etrusca: Dai Segreti di Holkham Hall alle Meraviglie del British Museum (MAEC, Cortona, 21 March – 21 September 2014) (Milan: Skira Editore)

edited, with Nigel Morgan and Stella Panayotova, A Catalogue of Western Book Illumination in the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Cambridge Colleges. Illuminated Manuscripts in Cambridge II: Italy and the Iberian Peninsular, 2 vols (London-Turnhout: Harvey Miller Publishers, 2011)