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Collection Summary

Collection Title
Archaeology Collection
This teaching collection includes examples of Greek, Mycenaean, Roman and Egyptian pottery, funerary, domestic and religious objects. About 40% of the collection is on display.
The collection of Rhodian vases is one of the most important of its kind in the UK. The Peter Gelling collection of coins was given in 1991 The type collection of Mycenaean pottery fragments was given by Lady Waterhouse The collection also includes Roman and Egyptian pottery, funerary, domestic and religious objects.
Date range of collection
01/01/0001 -
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Location Details

University Of Birmingham Collections
c/o University Curator The University Edgbaston Birmingham B15 2TT
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0121 414 6750
0121 471 4691 
Collections Overview
The collections have been developed, since the establishment of the University in 1900, as teaching collections within relevant faculties. They are now managed in four distinct groups, two of which (the Barber Institute and the Lapworth Museum) are separately registered. The collections considered here are those of the Chamberlain Institute of Pathology, and the University Collections, which in turn consist of collections belonging to individual Schools or Faculties as well as collections held on behalf of the University as a whole. The material concerned includes ethnographical, archaeological, scientific, biological, fine art and decorative art objects.
Display Overview
The teaching collections are mostly accessible only by prior appointment to the general public, and are generally displayed in showcased form. The University collection of fine and decorative art is freely accessible to all in public spaces throughout the campus. Ceremonial silver and plate may only be seen by appointment.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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