Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, Department of Classics, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, Berkshire, RG66AA

At least 10% of the collection of Greek vases displayed in the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology belongs to the Reading Museum. The loan of these items (currently 305) has enabled a fruitful ongoing collaboration—since 1935—between the town and University museums and thanks to it the Greek vases can be actively researched and published by scholars, and admired by a range of visitors, including local school pupils and university students. We will celebrate this collaboration and its great value for Reading’s heritage in 2 events especially organized for Heritage Open Days. 1. Lecture: “Greek women on South Italian vases”. Professor Smith will open your eyes to the variety of ways of understanding the presence of women on the Greek vases from South Italy. 2. Weekend trail. The Ure Museum will open especially for the public on Saturday to launch an innovative tablet trail. The weekend trail on Saturday 13th September is suitable for children and adults. The lecture is more suitable for adults.

This event took place in September 2014 and the entry is now archived.


Parking is available on campus but the spaces are limited. Please contact our office at 0118 378 6990 or ure@reading.ac.uk providing registration, make, type and colour of your vehicle and we will reserve a parking space for you.

Additional information

No booking required for attending the lecture on 11th September. This event is more suitable for adults. Note that refreshments will be available for this event.


The Museum is based in the centre of the University of Reading, Whiteknights campus, on the ground floor of the Humanities and Social Sciences (HumSS) building, in the Department of Classics, room 38. Sat nav postcode for Shinfield Road entrance of the campus: RG6 6UR



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Date last modified: 11th August 2014 at 12:38

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