By Amara Thornton (Research Officer, Ure Museum)

Preliminiary information on the Ure Museum’s archive holdings can be found below.  For more information or research access enquiries, please email ure@reading.ac.uk.

Notebook from Ronald Burrows excavations at Dilisi and Mykalessos, continued by Percy Ure, 1907-1908 (Ure Museum archives).

The Ure Museum archives include items relating to a variety of themes and histories, and comprise personal and professional correspondence, photographs, excavation records, research notes and notebooks, conservation reports, ephemera, audio files and offprints.  These include:

  • Correspondence of international archaeologists working predominantly on Greek material or conducting excavations/museum work in Greece (c. 1900s-1970s)
  • The excavation records (including notebooks, correspondence, and photographs) of Percy Ure and Ronald Burrows’ excavations at Rhitsona (1905-1909) and Percy Ure and Annie Ure’s excavations at Rhitsona (1921-22)
  • Correspondence from Percy Ure’s travels in Europe (c. 1907-14)
  • Correspondence with international museum curators relating primarily to collections of Greek ceramics (c 1920s-1970s)
  • Photographs of Greek ceramics from a wide range of museum collections
  • Notebooks of museum research and display in various European museums (c. 1910s-1960s)
  • Reports and correspondence relating to the history of the archaeological collections at the University of Reading
  • Paperwork relating to the acquisition of archaeological artefacts for the Museum of Greek Archaeology through donation and purchase (c 1910s-1970s), including receipts, accounts and correspondence
  • Historic artefact catalogues and labels from the Museum of Greek Archaeology
  • Museum administration and records relating to research requests