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Talk Online | Fifty Years of the Wellcome Collection at Swansea and Beyond

Synopsis

On the 17th September 1971, ninety-two crates consisting of some 4,500 objects (mainly Egyptian) arrived to Swansea University. This was part of dispersal of the Egyptian material at the Wellcome Collection, which probably amassed somewhere in the region of 20,000 objects. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of this event, the Egypt Centre will be hosting a free three-day Zoom (Webinar) conference. The conference will focus on Wellcome’s Egyptian and Sudanese collections, which were dispersed to numerous institutions following his death in 1936. It will feature talks and virtual handling sessions/tours by curators, collections managers, and researchers associated with the Wellcome material.

While tickets for this event are free, registration is required. There is also the option to make a donation to the Egypt Centre if you would like to support us. Once registered, you will receive an automated email from Eventbrite containing the Zoom link (at the bottom of the email). If you have not received this within 24 hours of booking, please contact Ken Griffin at k.griffin@swansea.ac.uk

This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext, delivered by MyClearText.

Event details

Thu 16 Sep 2021, 1:00pm

Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext

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Venue details

Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road
London
NW1 2BE

Phone: 020 7611 2222

Email: access@wellcomecollection.org

Website: Wellcome Collection

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