The Duberly Collection of Chinese Art is now available to view online through the Winchester College Collections Database. It contains nearly 200 pieces dating from the 7th to the early 20th centuries. Among the highlights are superb pieces of imperial porcelain from the Ming and Qing dynasties, and important examples of jade, lacquer and metalwork.
The collection was formed by Major Montagu and Eileen Duberly between 1947 and 1970. It was bequeathed to the College in 1978 as a memorial to their son James (1925-1944), an Old Wykehamist who was killed in the bombing of the Guards’ Chapel in WWII.
The collection is on display in Treasury, Winchester College’s museum of art and archaeology, which is open to the public every day between 2pm and 4pm. Entry is free.
The Duberly Collection is the first part of the school’s collections to be made available online in its entirety but other sections of the Winchester collections are being added all the time as the school works to share such treasures as widely as possible.
A beautifully illustrated catalogue of the Duberly Collection, written by Anthony du Boulay, is also available to purchase through the Treasury website. Anthony du Boulay is one of the country's foremost experts on Chinese art.
8th July 2020
In times when museums and libraries are shut, digital resources have become more important than ever in the experience of art and culture. In anticipation of the Treasury museum’s next temporary display, the College has created a new online exhibition.
26th June 2020
There is always something to celebrate at Winchester College and the last couple of years have been particularly full of significant anniversaries - the opening of the boarding houses and the conversion of Commoners into classrooms - and this summer sees the 150th anniversary of the opening of Moberly Library.
14th June 2020
Sadly, due to COVID-19, Winchester Match is one the events, which have been cancelled this summer. Here, archivist Suzanne Foster, looks back at how Winchester Match developed into the event we know today and shares how it looked in past years.
10th June 2020
Whilst the important commemorations of major moments in the Second World War have dominated our collective consciousness in recent months, there are important episodes in British history from that critical period that are less known but where Old Wykehamists played significant roles. History teacher, James Webster, delves into the details.
29th May 2020
The role of our Porters - providing a warm welcome - as well as security for the school is as important today as it was 600 years ago. Suzanne Foster, our College Archivist, explains how the job has evolved over the centuries.
21st May 2020
Looking ahead to the next Treasury exhibition, Dr Griffin considers the work of Sir Thomas Browne (OW), a physician renowned for his close observation of nature.