Bringing Egypt to Norwich: the Colmans in Egypt

Thursday 12th March 2020, 2.30pm, TCA

“Bringing Egypt to Norwich: the Colmans in Egypt” 

An illustrated talk by Faye Kalloniatis; a Research Associate at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Faye has researched the museum’s Egyptian antiquities and has just published ‘The Egyptian Collection at Norwich Castle Museum: Catalogue and Essays’.  In the 1890s the Colmans (of Colmans’ Mustard) visited Egypt. After time in Cairo, they sailed to Luxor where, in addition to sightseeing on the West Bank and at Karnak, Jeremiah James bought around 250 antiquities. These were subsequently displayed in a specially built oak cabinet at the Colman family home, Carrow House. In 1921, the entire collection was donated to the Castle Museum. This illustrated talk traces the Colman family’s Egyptian journey and examines the fine antiquities which they gave to the museum.

£5 members at the door, £6 guests