Report of the Committee of Management of the Griffith
Miss E. Miles and Mrs. S. Hutchison have been regraded from Clerical Grade 3 to 4 with
effect from April 1997. Mrs. L. Charlesworth will act as temporary Assistant Secretary
during Mrs. S. Hutchison's maternity leave.
The text of the first two parts of the new volume (8, Objects of
Provenance Not Known: Statues) has been indexed and edited. The
indices are planned as a separate fascicle which will eventually
cover the whole Topographical Bibliography series.
The number of lists and of scanned images of our Archive
material available on the Griffith Institute's website has been
A pamphlet on The Archive of the Griffith Institute, Ashmolean
Museum, Oxford 1990-1997, prepared by J. Malek, D. Magee and E.
Miles, was published to mark the conference on Travellers in
Egypt and the Near East at St Catherine's College in July 1997.
A large group of drawings and sketches by Joseph Bonomi (1796-1878) was presented to our
Archive.. Mr T. G. H. James has
donated an album of photographs, some by 19th-century "studio
photographs". Some papers of D. B. Harden (1901-1995) have been
given by his daughter, Mrs. Georgina Boosey. Some additional
papers of J. J. Clère have come as a gift from Madame Irène
The Gardiner Travel Scholarships.
Awards have been made to Mr. Magdi el Ghandur (A re-used mastaba
tomb in the South Saqqara necropolis) and Mr. Hisham Mohamed el-Leithy
(Comparative study of Egyptian letters to the dead).
Lenman Memorial Fund.
A prize of £50 has been awarded to Ms. Mary Horbury (Somerville
College) who gained a First in Egyptology in the Second Public
Our website (../Griffith.html) has had
15,000 visits between August 1996 and July 1997.
J. Malek continued to act as President of the International
Association of Egyptologists. D.N.E. Magee continued to serve as
a member of the Committee of the Egypt Exploration Society.
Grants have been made to the Ashmolean Library, the Annual
Egyptological Bibliography, the organizers of the Symposium
Oxyrhynchus: a City and its Texts, and to Professor John Baines,
Dr. Mark Smith, and Mr. L. Morenz.
Visitors, mostly from abroad, have worked in the Archive or
consulted the Topographical Bibliography records on 180
occasions. We have also received several organized groups of
students of Egyptology as well as visitors to the Travellers in
Egypt and the Near East conference.
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