The ‘Bear’ Necessities!

These three teeth tell us a lot of information about the lifestyle and habitats these bears lived through. The tooth on the left is from a Cave Bear (Ursus Spelaeus). This bear was aptly named due to its fossilised remains being found primarily in caves. This bear represents one of the most frequently found remains... Continue Reading →

Message on a Chalice

One of the most striking exhibits in the Eton College Museum of Antiquities is this remarkable drinking vessel, made in the form of a partially-opened lotus flower. Blue glazed faience chalice in form of half-open lotus flower, with relief showing king smiting a kneeling captive. 21st dynasty, c. 1075-944BC. Eton College Museum of Antiquities. Photo:... Continue Reading →

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Kim Cruickshank-Inns, Museum Custodian Who are you and what do you do? Kim Cruickshank-Inns, Museum Custodian What made you want to work in the Museums and Galleries at Eton College? This job involves two activities I really enjoy doing; meeting people and learning about objects! I also get opportunities to facilitate creative workshops, which brings... Continue Reading →

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Chryssa Siakka, Gallery Steward Who are you and what do you do? My name is Chryssa and I am a Gallery Steward. On Sundays, I welcome the visitors and provide information to them about the current and future exhibitions, the history of the College and the local area. I also keep a record of the... Continue Reading →

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George Fussey, Curator, Eton College Natural History Museum Who are you and what do you do? George Fussey, Curator of Eton’s Natural History Museum. What is your favourite part of the job? Outreach in all its many aspects: a museum without people in it is just a collection. What is your favourite piece of Eton... Continue Reading →

Funerary Objects and Afterlife in Egypt

The Egyptians believed that the afterlife was a mirror-image of life on earth. They thought the soul lived on within the body & would continue to need familiar things. They hoped to be reanimated after death & do all the things they could do while they were alive. Shabti dolls were funerary figures who accompanied the... Continue Reading →

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Marie Harrison, Museum Custodian Who are you and what do you do? My name is Marie Harrison and I am a Sunday Custodian in the museums at Eton College. On my duty days, I open up whichever museum I happen to be working in, make sure everything is in order and that the museum is... Continue Reading →

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