Current exhibition

Detail from Allen Seaby’s Japanese style colour wood-block print Bay of Salamis (Ure Museum)

Allen Seaby’s Archaeology for Children

13 September 2019 – 21 February 2020

Allen Seaby was an artist, teacher and writer.  A master of Japanese style wood-block technique, he is best remembered for his prints of the natural world, particularly birds, yet he was also interested in the ancient past.  Through his books he brought this world to life for young people. Through unpublished artworks on loan from the Gillmor family, and archives including an unpublished manuscript in University of Reading’s Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, this exhibition documents Seaby’s collaborations with Percy and Annie Ure, founders of the Ure Museum.

Related events:

  • 13 September, 5pm (Ure Museum): Dr Amara Thornton, Dig It! Archaeology for Children in the Past (Heritage Open Days)
  • 14 September, 10:30-12:30 (Ure Museum): Children’s activity: Become a publisher! Create your own archaeology book
  • 12 October (Department of Classics): Dr Martin Andrews, Demonstration of Seaby’s colour wood-block technique

This temporary free exhibition is displayed in the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology during its normal opening hours, 9-4:30 T-Th (9-4:30 T-F in term time)