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.
18th January 2021
As part of its extensive collections, the school has around 500 watercolours and drawings from the 18th to 20th centuries, which have now been digitised to make them accessible to as wide an audience as possible.
20th October 2020
In the final instalment of our focus on Wordsworth, in this 250th anniversary year of his birth, we reveal a previously undiscovered treasure within the school's collection.
29th September 2020
To mark the 250th anniversary of the poet's birth, Fellows' Librarian Richard Foster explains the importance of one of the school's latest acquisitions.
7th September 2020
Celebrating our history, buildings, people and collections, the school announces two new films and a podcast as part of this year's Heritage Open Days.
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.