Room 20 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720
The American Research Center in Egypt, Northern California Chapter, and the Near Eastern Studies Department, University of California, Berkeley, invite you to attend a lecture by Tom Hardwick, Consulting Curator, Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Mrs. Goodison & Friends: Displaying 19th Century Egyptology
Sunday, November 11, 3 pm
Room 20 Barrows Hall
UC Berkeley Campus
(Near the intersection
of Bancroft Way
and Barrow Lane)
About the Lecture:
The Egyptian collection of Anne Goodison, now in the The Atkinson Southport UK, is a rare survival of an intact, little studied, and largely unaltered Victorian Egyptian collection. Mrs Goodison and her husband travelled to Egypt twice, in 1886 and 1890, giving space on her dahabeya (houseboat) to the Revd. Greville Chester, an informal purchasing agent for the Ashmolean Museum, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and British Museum. She also corresponded with leading scholars of pharaohnic culture and language. She was part of a network of travellers, collectors, and scholars during a period when methods of collecting and studying Egyptian material were changing, moving from the amateur to the professional, the antiquarian to the aesthetic, and the private to the public.
In September 2017 the Atkinson opened an exhibition on the Goodison collection. The exhibition – the first to be dedicated exclusively to the history of collecting Egyptian objects – aims to show the context in which her collection was formed, and set it alongside pieces from contemporary collections and excavations. It brings together loans of objects and documentation from the UK and worldwide, and reunites objects that were dispersed by sale or division of archaeological finds over a hundred years ago.
-- From the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo Facebook site.
About the Speaker:
Tom Hardwick is Consulting Curator of the Hall of Ancient Egypt at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. He studied Egyptology as an undergraduate and postgraduate at the University of Oxford. He has worked as Keeper of Egyptology at Bolton Museum in the UK, as a researcher in the Wilbour Library of Egyptology in Brooklyn Museum, and as an Egyptologist in the Grand Egyptian Museum, Cairo, where he now lives. Tom is a specialist in Egyptian art, the history of collecting, and in the forgery of works of art.
-- From the Houston Museum of Natural Science website.
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