Exhibition of Ancient Egyptian artefacts from the Eton Myers collection
Exhibited in the Tower Gallery, Eton College November 2019 – April 2020
Online exhibition August 2020
Celebrating the return from loan of thirty-two objects spanning three thousand years of Ancient Egyptian history, this exhibition draws on the body of research arising from their long-term loan to the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum and University of Birmingham.
Ancient Beings was installed in the Tower Gallery at Eton College from November 2019 to April 2020. Despite its popularity, we were forced to close exhibition significantly earlier than planned due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
We felt it important to turn this event into an opportunity, and have recreated Ancient Beings as an online exhibition. This online exhibition captures the objects, interpretation and even the events which ran alongside the installation in the Tower Gallery – a very enjoyable part of the life-span of the exhibition.
This online exhibition has allowed us to permanently share this stunning collection with a wider audience and has meant that bonus material and the associated activities can also be accessed from home.
Exploring the exhibition
This online exhibition is navigated by pages located in the menu at the top of the page, and by links to the next page at the end of each section. After the introduction the exhibition is divided into four themes: Gods, Plants, Humans and Animals. These can be visited in any order and the links at the end of each page are a suggested route.
Each page will have a mix of text and image. Some images have further interpretation regarding that image, or themes related to it, within the image description; it will say ‘Click for more information’ beneath the images on the main page. Clicking on an image will bring up the picture larger and accompanied by further text. Image slideshows and galleries have arrows at either side to scroll through.
Visit the Resources and Events pages for the exhibition catalogue, guides and trails, associated articles and activities and events connected to the exhibition.
We would like to thank the Barber Institute, University of Birmingham and the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum for their involvement in this collection.
Thank you to Betsy Bryan, Sanchita Balachandran, Rob Shorrock and Emil and Mark Mnisko from Cambridge Design Studio.