Collecting Classical Antiquity: Brian B. Shefton 100 Years

A new exhibition celebrating the life and legacy of Professor Brian Shefton

Brian Shefton


Until Sunday 15 December

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During normal museum opening hours


Ancient Greeks Gallery, first floor


Donations welcome (free entry). Drop in, no booking required.


This temporary exhibition celebrates the extraordinary life of Professor Brian Shefton (1919-2012) and marks what would have been his 100th birthday.

Professor Shefton, who taught at Newcastle University from 1955 until his retirement in 1984, was responsible for establishing the internationally significant Greek archaeology collection that is now on display at the Museum.

This exhibition is the result of a collaboration between the Museum and colleagues in the University from Fine Art and History, Classics and Archaeology. It also includes an installation showcasing the research of Daisy-Alys Vaughan, a Northern Bridge funded partnership PhD student.