Archaeological Lives

Winifred Lamb: Aegean Prehistorian and Museum Curator

By David W. J. Gill

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The first comprehensive biography of pioneering archaeologist and museum curator Winnifred Lamb, who was honorary keeper of Greek antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge in the four decades immediately following the First World War.



Introduction; Chapter 1 - The Lamb Family and Early Years; Chapter 2 - Cambridge and Classics; Chapter 3 - The Hope Vases and Naval Intelligence; Chapter 4 - The First Year in Athens (1920–21); Chapter 5 - Prehistory and the Fitzwilliam Museum; Chapter 6 - Mycenae, Sparta and Macedonia ; Chapter 7 - The Fitzwilliam Museum: Developing the Classical Collections; Chapter 8 - The Eastern Aegean: Lesbos and Chios; Chapter 9 - Anatolia and Kusura; Chapter 10 - The War Years; Chapter 11 - The British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara; Bibliography; Index

About the Author

David Gill is Professor of Archaeological Heritage at the University of Suffolk and Visiting Research Fellow in the School of History at the University of East Anglia. He is a former Rome Scholar at the British School at Rome, and Sir James Knott Fellow at Newcastle University. He was responsible for the Greek and Roman collections at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, before moving to Swansea University as Reader in Mediterranean Archaeology. In 2012 he received the Outstanding Public Service Award from the Archaeological Institute of America for his research on cultural property.