Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology

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The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology at the University of Reading houses one of the largest collections of Greek ceramics in Britain.

From the project website (accessed 2017-02-07):

The Museum was established by the University's first professor of Classics, Professor P.N. Ure, and his wife, Dr A.D. Ure, who until her death in 1976 acted as curator. Their aim was to build up a collection of that would be representative of the different areas of manufacture of Greek pottery, as well as a glimpse into the world of the ancient Greeks, both in daily life and as tomb offerings. The Museum also contains a number of Egyptian antiquities, mainly from Thebes, Memphis, Meydum and Abydos, including material excavated by Flinders Petrie and Garstang. The Gallery gives an overview of the collection, as it is displayed in the museum and the themes into which they're organised.

We are working to make information about the entire collection at the Ure available on the Web. Our collections database contains details and images of most of the artefacts in the collection. The Tour of the Collections is a look at different objects in the collection organised into the themes into which they're divided in the Museum.