Reference number
  • D/078
  • Collection
  • 1987 - 2015
Extent and medium
  • 3 boxes
  • ┆Gifts presented to Leicester Polytechnic and De Montfort University, including: * Picture of Liaoning University * Commemorative coin from Russia, c.2003 * Display plates from Peking University * Picture of building at Bauman Moscow University, 30 September 2003 * Commemorative plate from College of International Cultures, South China Normal University * Pen and ink set from China * Booklet from Times of India on studying abroad * Plaque from a University in Egypt * Picture of University Library from Dalian Nationalities University * Commemorative plate from Beijing Sport University, c.2003 * Clay plate from Kaunus, Lithuania * Commemorative plate from Donghua University * Commemorative plate from Beijing Sport University * Wooden plate from Romania * Commemorative plate from Liaoning University * Commemorative plate from Chengdu Institute of Physical Education * Teacup and saucer from St Petersburg, Russia * Keyring from Menoufia University, Egypt * Trophy from Daly College, Indore, India * Trophy from Liaoning University, China * Metal plate featuring relief of rabbit, commemorating institutional linkage between Leicester Polytechnic and the Vocational and Industrial Training Board, Singapore, October 1987 * Plaque commemorating visit of Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna, Warsaw, Poland, 18-22 April 1998 * Metal plate from the Equator Academy of Art, Malaysia, May 1993 * Lacquer box from a famous department store in Tokyo, Japan, gifted in 2015
Administrative history
  • ┆Corporate gifts are often exchanged between organisations when a group from one visits the other, as an expression of gratitude to the host and to commemorate the event. As these are sometimes international visits, it is common to gift an item of cultural significance, for example, an object decorated in national folk art motifs.
Access status
  • Open
Conditions governing access
  • Open and available for researcher access.
Conditions governing reproduction
  • Photographs may be taken of the objects for private research purposes only.
Language/scripts of material
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Russian
Archivist's note
  • Listed and packaged by student volunteers. Fonds level description by archivist Katharine Short.
Date(s) of descriptions
  • Jan 2016 and Jun 2019