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James Thomas Jr. Memorial Museum and Art Hall. University of Richemond


Category : Art
Civilizations : Greece, Roman time
Description : The editor of Richmond Alumni Magazine is looking for artifacts that resided in a museum on the old Richmond College campus more than 100 years ago. The college began acquiring objects for the museum in 1874. Initially this collection of curiosities was displayed in the Jeremiah Jeter Memorial Library, which opened in 1882. Then it moved gradually into the James Thomas Jr. Memorial Museum and Art Hall, which was finished above the library around 1885, but not dedicated until 1899. The hall was 100 feet long and 45 feet wide?an impressive space with chandeliers, elaborate woodwork and a 22-foot ceiling. Alumni and professors donated items to the museum from around the world, most notably the mummy Thi-Ameny-Net, purchased by Dr. J.L.M. Curry in 1875. The museum was a great source of pride and inspiration for the college and its alumni, but its collection quickly dissipated when the college moved to the current campus in 1914. Here is a partial list of the museum?s collection. It begins with a few treasures that are easy to locate on campus today, and it ends with relics that are missing and one that is gone forever. If you have information about objects from the old museum.
Creating year : 1874
Restoration year : 1882
Cast Number : ca 20
James Thomas Jr. Memorial Museum and Art Hall. University of Richemond
28 Westhampton Way
United State of America - North america
Status : Historical Coll.

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