In September 2019, a group of pupils began working on a display, A Treasure of Knowledge: Thomas Browne and the Scientific Revolution of the 17th Century, originally planned to open in April 2020. It looks at the life and works of Thomas Browne, a physician, author, natural historian, and collector, who studied at the College in the early 17th century.
Due to the current circumstances, the museum display has been delayed but a new online exhibition allows visitors to explore the display, and ultimately will complement the experience of those able to visit once the Treasury reopens.
The digital exhibition is hosted on Cabinet: an online platform built by Oxford researchers to facilitate the use of objects and images in teaching. On the front page are the different parts, or ‘units’, of the exhibition.
By clicking on a unit’s banner, the user is taken to a selection of objects. In addition to high-quality images of the exhibits, exploration of select objects is enhanced through interactive annotations, links to podcasts, and videos that reveal more about the world in which Thomas Browne lived.
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.
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.
27th February 2020
During February half term, the Treasury ran a family fun day for local families to come and explore the museum and make their own amazing animal crafts, inspired by the collections.
13th January 2020
The latest exhibition in Treasury looks at Winchester's significant contribution to British Art, particularly that of artists and scholars Rendall, Gleadowe and Clark.
8th January 2020
The stunning collection of Chinese art bequeathed to the school by Major Montagu and Eileen Duberly in honour of their son James, is now available to view online through the development of a new Winchester College Collections Database.