The Egyptologist John Garstang is to feature in an exhibition celebrating his work.
Garstang (1876-1956), an Oxford graduate in mathematics, had learnt the
fundamentals of Egyptology excavations under the supervision of WIlliam Flinders Petrie. After conducting excavations in Britain
on sites of Roman interest, Garstang's attention turned towards Egypt, Nubia and the Far East. He worked at first independently, then within the auspices of Liverpool Institute of Archaeology (now the School of Archeology, Classics and Egyptology).
Garstang's work was made possible by the sponsorship of benefactors who each received a share of the finds through the system of partage. Several of these sponsors had private collections of Egyptian antiquities which grew further as a result of being involved in excavations he conducted, such as those at Beni Hasan and Meroe.