Resources relating to the Harrogate Egyptian Collection
Page from the Kent catalogue
To document the Harrogate loan, a series of eleven videos were beautifully captured and produced by Katie Greenhalf and Gary Lawson of This Film Production Ltd. These help to record some of the stories relating to the Harrogate collection that were uncovered in the first few months of the loan and can be viewed here.
Causing their Names to Live Exhibition Catalogue:
During the course of the three-year loan of the Harrogate material to the Egypt Centre, three temporary exhibitions are planned. The first, which will be launched at the museum’s twenty-fifth anniversary event on the 7th October 2023, is called Causing their Names to Live. This title takes inspiration from a common vivification formula found on statues, stelae, and other objects. To accompany this exhibition, a small booklet on the collection and the objects has been produced, which can be downloaded here.
The unpublished Kent catalogue contains entries for 977 objects and records Egyptian, Greek, Cypriot, Roman, British, and other antiquities. In same cases, it lists the provenance or auction that they were purchased from. Harrogate Museum numbers have been written next to some of the entries, although these are not always accurate. A pdf version can be downloaded here.
The Ogden list contains a brief description of 2011 objects donated by James Roberts Ogden in 1933. A pdf version can be downloaded here.
Hirons, Jo 2002. Henuttawy in Harrogate. Ancient Egypt: the history, people and culture of the Nile valley  (2/4), 28–33.
Langdon, Stephen H. 1930. A contract with new date of Samsu-Iluna. Revue d’Assyriologie et d’archéologie orientale 27, 83–84.
Millerman, Alison 2015. The spinning of Ur. How Sir Leonard Woolley, James R. Ogden and the British Museum interpreted and represented the past to generate funding for the excavation of Ur in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Ph.D thesis: Manchester University.
Millerman, Alison 2008. Interpreting the royal cemetery of Ur metalwork: a contemporary perspective from the archives of James R. Ogden. Iraq 70, 1–12.
Millerman, Alison 2004. Howard Carter and the goldsmith: James Roberts Ogden (1866–1940). Ancient Egypt: the history, people and culture of the Nile valley  (4/6), 46–50.
Neesam, Malcolm 2013. Ogden Harrogate: 1893–2013: 120 Years. A history of a family business. N.p.: Manor Place Press.
Ogdens of Harrogate n.d. Company history. Available at: https://www.ogdenharrogate.co.uk/pages/company-history
Reeve, Anna & Sally Waite 2021. Re-collecting Cypriot antiquity. The Kent collection in Harrogate. Journal of the History of Collections 33 (2), 359–372.
Vermeule, C. & von Bothmer, D. 1959. Notes on a new edition of Michaelis: ancient marbles in Great Britain, part three: 2, American Journal of Archaeology 63 (4), 329–348.