People’s Portraits Exhibition at Girton College, Cambridge

From the lifeboatmen of Fowey to a hairdresser, people from many different walks of life are captured on canvas in the extraordinary People’s Portraits exhibition housed at Girton College. The collection originated as a millennial exhibition mounted by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. After being seen by over one million people on its tour … Read more People’s Portraits Exhibition at Girton College, Cambridge

Hermione the Egyptian Mummy on Display at Cambridge University

Girton College has a newly refurbished small museum, the Lawrence Room, now open to the public once a week. On exhibition are many fascinating objects from three major collections, namely Anglo-Saxon, Egyptian and Mediterranean. Perhaps the most interesting is the unique mummy of a schoolteacher named Hermione, who carries her name written in Greek on … Read more Hermione the Egyptian Mummy on Display at Cambridge University