Approximately 130 books. This material has been fully catalogued on the Library and Photographic Archive catalogue.
The collection consists of publications relating to art and photography in Norwich and Norfolk, including exhibition catalogues from Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery dating from throughout the twentieth century. The collection was selected with the aim of providing an accessible resource centred on the Norwich Museum collections, in the knowledge that many regional art history publications are of a rare and ephemeral nature.
The collection was donated to the Paul Mellon Centre by Andrew Moore in 2021 and in 2022.
Andrew Moore PhD, FSA is an art historian, independent curator, lecturer and author. From 1980–2011 he was employed as Keeper of Art for Norfolk Museums Service based at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery. From 2011–16 he was Co-Director of the Attingham Trust Summer School and since 2016 has been Director of Study Programmes for the Attingham Trust. His research has primarily focused on the fine and decorative art history of Norfolk and East Anglia.