Egyptian Treasures at Swansea

Fancy a tour of the Egypt Centre Swansea’s stores without leaving your lounge?

Join MAES for our June lecture on Monday 14th!Ken Griffin will be talking about “Wonderful Things: Fifty Years of the Wellcome Collection in Swansea” and giving us an online tour of the collection by the wonders of mobile phone and zoom!


With almost 6,000 objects, the Egypt Centre (Swansea University) contains the seventh largest collection of Egyptian antiquities in the UK. The majority of these objects originate from the collection of Sir Henry Wellcome, which was dispersed by the Wellcome Trustees in 1971. This talk will present the history of the collection, including many of the highlights. It will also feature a virtual tour of the Egypt Centre.


Dr Ken Griffin is the Collections Access Manager at the Egypt Centre, Swansea. He is a former lecturer in Egyptology at Swansea University. His PhD research on the rekhyt-people has recently been published by Golden House Publications. Ken has excavated extensively in Egypt and Sudan over the last decade, including at Abydos and the Valley of the Kings.


Free to MAES members – link will be emailed round. Guests welcome – you can book (£5) via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/maes-june-online-meeting-ken-griffin-swansea-egypt-collection-tickets-151462762199?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch