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.
9th August 2022
Each year Winchester College welcomes hundreds of visitors to events, art exhibitions and specialist tours of the school and its collections for Heritage Open Days. This year, in-person events will return to the College with bookings now open.
29th January 2024
A new year brings new exhibitions to the College's museum, Treasury. Here, Fellows' Librarian and Keeper of Collections, Dr Richard Foster, details the exhibitions on War Cloister and Italian renaissance portrait medals.
3rd July 2023
The school celebrated those leaving us, as pupils, dons and families gathered for Medal Speaking and Domum on 1 July 2023.
2nd May 2023
In honour of the forthcoming King's Coronation, the College held a special May Day concert and celebratory lunch for all pupils and staff.
20th April 2023
A new exhibition in Treasury explores the College’s important collection of silver and includes many items on public display for the first time.
10th January 2023
A new Treasury exhibition features highlights from the College's extensive collection of watercolours and drawings, spanning four centuries of art.