John Humphreys Collection


Elephant’s tooth


The Humpreys Collection is named after John Humphreys the first curator of the collections for the Dental Hospital. He wrote a catalogue of these items in 1916. We are currently photographing these items for digital archiving. Some have been catalogued by the University of Birmingham’s Research and Cultural Collections team. More work is to be done – you can see some of the objects here:

Humphreys Collection

If you are a student of the university and would like to be involved in a voluntary programme cataloguing the items please get in touch