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Department of Archaeology

 
When: 
Thursday, 7 March, 2019 - 13:00
Event speaker: 
David Gill (University of Suffolk)

Winifred Lamb served as honorary keeper of Greek antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum from 1920 to 1958. At the same time she was an active field archaeologist excavating at Mycenae, Sparta and in Macedonia, and then directing projects at Thermi on Lesbos, on Chios, and at Kusura in western Turkey. 

Her biography can be approached through her publications, her acquisitions for the Fitzwilliam, her private diaries and notebooks, and her photographic diaries. Her wartime work for the BBC is revealed through the monthly intelligence briefings on Turkey. Her parallel careers throw light on the development of the collections at the Fitzwilliam, the role of the British School at Athens during the inter-war years, and the creation of the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara after the conclusion of the Second World War.

Event location: 
South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology
Geographical areas: 
Aegean
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