About The Hilton Price Egyptian Collection
Frederick George Hilton Price (1842–1909) was an amateur archaeologist, historian, and collector, with an interest in ancient Egyptian antiquities. His collection of over five thousand Egyptian artefacts was sold at auction at Sotheby’s in July 1911 over eight days.
In 2021, the Egypt Centre, Swansea, who hold several objects originating from the Hilton Price collection began work with Abaset Collections Ltd to virtually reunite the objects. The resulting online collection includes descriptions from various catalogues, links to the current location of object where known, and a large range of drop-down searchable fields in order to allow easy searching to assist in swifter reidentification of artefacts.
About The Egypt Centre
There are almost 6000 items in the collection, most of which were collected by the pharmacist Sir Henry Wellcome.
The collection arrived in Swansea in 1971 as part of the distribution of Wellcome’s objects. The Egypt Centre, as it is now known, opened its doors in 1998, and focuses on the Preservation of the Collection and Collection Management, Learning and Teaching, and Widening Participation.
The Egypt Centre Online Collection is available at: egyptcentre.abasetcollections.com
About Abaset Collections Ltd
The initial Abaset software was designed to create an online catalogue for the Egypt Centre . Creator Sam Powell, as a former student at Swansea University and volunteer at the Egypt Centre, used her experience of working with the collection to design a bespoke new platform that would allow the collection to be appreciated virtually. The Hilton Price Egyptian Collection is designed with the end user experience as a priority, and allows for exploration of a wide range of resources including archival images, data from manuscripts, and auction catalogue entries to assist in the research of this dispersed collection.