London, Stepney Museum

Current name(s) of destination(s): 
Closed, artefacts sent to London, Horniman Museum and Bedford, The Higgins Art Gallery and Museum
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Destination category: 
Institution
Institutional history: 

The Borough of Stepney Nature Study Museum (a branch of the Whitechapel Museum) opened in 1904 through the efforts of Claude Hinscliffe and with the support of an anonymous benefactor. It was housed in a disused mortuary in the churchyard of St George's in the East of London. The aim was to give city children and adults, who might otherwise never have encountered live animals, an experience of the natural world. During World War Two the museum closed and never reopened. The artefacts were distributed to London, Horniman Museum and to Bedford, The Higgins Art Gallery and Museum.

Notes on distribution: 
According to the EES distribution list, Stepney was sent the following from Deir el-Bahri:
 
2 vases                                        XI
Basket                                         XVIII
Rope
2 fragments of painted pottery
Mallet
Bl.gl fragment of tile
Bl.gl fragment of vase, lotus design
Bl.gl fragment of vase, fish design
Bl.gl fragment of plaque
Bl.gl fragment of inlay
Bl.gl fragment of head of cow
Wooden roller
Fragments of basket work
Fruit, stalks
Bl.gl Head of Hathor
Bl.gl figure of Hathor
Bl.gl eye
Bl.gl button
Bl.gl scaraboid
Bl.gl cylinder bead
Bl.gl beads, original threading
Lamp                                          Roman
 
 

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