Art & Heritage Collections
Sir George Murray was one of the University's greatest benefactors. During his time at the University, he was both Vice-Chancellor (1915) and Chancellor (1916-1942) and served for more than 50 years on the University Council.
Throughout his life and in his bequest, Murray gave large sums of money and the majority of his personal art collection, as well as furniture and silver to the University.
A collection of more than 40 silver tableware objects from Murray's bequest was recently discovered stored in two trunks under archival volumes in one of the University safes. The discovery gives Art & Heritage Collections hope that there are still undiscovered treasures hiding in darkened corners of the University.
Anna Rivett, Collections Officer, Art & Heritage Collections