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Visit to the Ure Museum 20 April

The Friends has supported the Ure Museum with several grants over the years. This visit is by kind invitation of Amy Smith, Professor of Classics and Curator of the Museum. The visit starts at 2.30pm in the Ure Museum, Classics Department, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science, Whiteknights campus, Building 1 on the Campus Map. It will be followed by tea at 4.15pm in the Meadow Suite (behind Park House).

Please email thefriends@reading.ac.uk if you would like to attend. You are welcome to bring guests [charge of £4.50 for their tea]

Parking will be available on the new car park 1a near the Sportspark on Queen’s Drive. Please print out the parking permit and display on your car or email Brenda at thefriends@reading.ac.uk who can supply a printed version.

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.