The discussion of the antiquities includes mention of Wallis Budge who purchased on the museum's behalf. This period was dominated by Frederick William Green, honorary keeper of Egyptian Antiquities (1910-49). (His counterpart for Greek and Roman antiquities was Winifred Lamb.)
The museum's Egyptian holdings were further supplemented by the Charles Shannon bequest in 1937.
David Gill is Professor of Archaeological Heritage and Director of Heritage Futures at the University of Suffolk. He was a Rome Scholar at the British School at Rome and a Sir James Knott Fellow at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He was subsequently part of the Department of Antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, and Reader in Mediterranean Archaeology, Swansea University. He holds the Archaeological Institute of America's Outstanding Public Service Award (2012).