Towards the end of January, I took my first steps into School Yard as the new Graduate Trainee Archives Assistant. Throughout the next eight months, I gained invaluable experience of what it takes to be an archivist. COLL TD 06 (Title Deed) I was excited to get started on my two main cataloguing projects, the... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Travel to Ancient Egypt in this Antiquities double-bill, where we explore the ancient world through selected objects in the Museum of Antiquities and in the exhibition Ancient Beings.
Travel to Ancient Greece in this Antiquities double-bill, where we explore the ancient world through selected objects in the Museum of Antiquities and in the exhibition Ancient Beings.
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 →
Grace Bottomley, Archives Assistant Who are you and what do you do? Grace Bottomley, Archives Assistant. I catalogue documents from our archive, identifying the key information, dates and people involved within each record. This makes it easier for future researchers to find them on our online catalogue. I also assist researchers, answering enquiries and sourcing... Continue Reading →
During the late 18th century, the practice and status of watercolour painting developed considerably. One of the main reasons was that travel became easier and artists journeyed to new destinations. http://collections.etoncollege.com/object-fda-d-441-2010 After the Napoleonic wars, Britain's growing commercial prosperity produced new classes of tourist - businessmen, professionals, writers - who were fascinated by the life... Continue Reading →
Val Young, Gallery Steward Who are you and what do you do? Hi, I’m Val Young and have worked over in Queen’s Schools aka Science schools as support staff for about 15 years. I also work in the exhibition spaces as a Gallery Steward. What made you want to work in the Museums and Galleries at... Continue Reading →