The Leventis Project
The Leventis project began in April 2012 to improve access to the Greek and Cypriot archaeology collections at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter, UK. Volunteers have been recruited to photograph objects – photos which you’ll see here over the coming months. Other volunteers are starting to transfer information from old paper catalogues into our Collections Database. RAMM’s Conservators and trainee conservators are repacking the collections in store, and conserving objects to make them suitable for display in the future.
What’s in the collections?
RAMM has a fine collection of Cypriot and Greek antiquities donated to us in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many of the objects were donated by two local collectors – Claude Delaval Cobham, and Leopold Montague.
Much of RAMM’s collection is of ‘Classical’ objects – fine pottery and metal objects from classical Greece and Cyprus. You can see many of these objects in our Ancient Worlds gallery but many more metal, glass, stone and pottery objects remain in our stores.
How is the project funded?
We are extremely grateful to the A.G. Leventis Foundation for funding this project.