Cyfeillion y Ganolfan Eifftaidd yn cyflwyno Gwaddol Eifftaidd Henry Wellcome

A The Egypt Centre Event


Dr Dulcie Engel

Speaker's Biography

Y Ganolfan Eifftaidd, Prifysgol Abertawe

From: April 17, 2019, 7 p.m.
To: April 17, 2019, 8 p.m.
Location: The Mall room, Taliesin Create, Swansea University, Singleton Park, SA2 8PZ, Swansea

Egypt Centre volunteers and Friends of the museum are quite familiar with the story of Sir Henry Wellcome and his significance for the Egypt Centre, and we frequently mention his name when visitors ask us where our collection comes from. In this talk will be looking at the museums which benefited most from the dispersal of Wellcome’s Egyptian collection between 1969 and 1971. I will consider briefly the life and collecting passion of the man, before discussing the distributions of material after his death, with particular reference to the Egyptian artefacts distributed from the Petrie museum; and then focussing on the Wellcome collections of Egyptological items in Birmingham, Durham, Liverpool and Swansea. In contrast to previous studies, this piece of research has been informed by direct collection of information from the curators of the museums concerned, to whom I am extremely grateful.

Contact: Wendy Goodridge (Email: - Telephone: 01792 295960


Event created by: w.r.goodridge