History of Archaeology related Activities in britain (And Beyond).
Friday 27th January 2017 1-2pm
Egypt Exploration Society
3 Doughty Mews, London WC1N 2PG
This is the first in a series of free archive afternoons being held by the Egypt Exploration Society (EES) at their London headquarters. There is no need to book. The format is a lecture from 1pm-1.30pm followed by open archives from 1.30pm-2.00pm. The lecture on this date, Journey through Egypt's Temples, is being given by Kelly Accetta (University of Cambridge).
At each event, visitors will be able to see a range of material from the EES's archive, specially curated to complement the talk. Material featured may include artwork, photographs, correspondence and film.
Further Access Archive Afternoons are being held on the following dates:
17th February 2017 - Hieroglyphs in half an hour (Ildiko Kalnoky)
24th March 2017 - Invisible religion in ancient Egypt (Laura Dewsbury, Birmingham)
28th April 2017 - Art and Design in Theban Tomb Decoration (Katherine Piper, Birmingham)
16th June 2017 - Women in Ancient Egypt (Thais Rocha da Silva, Oxford)
Further details are HERE.
12 January 2017 at 4 pm
BP Education Theatre, Clore Education Centre, The British Museum
John Macdermot (Palestine Exploration Fund) examines archaeologist Olga Tufnell's life and work, drawing on his research into her archive, now held at the Palestine Exploration Fund.
A joint Palestine Exploration Fund/Council for British Research in the Levant lecture in collaboration with the British Museum's Department of the Middle East. Tickets are free, but booking is essential. Further details HERE.
Exploring Memories: Museum Postcards 1900-1930
UCL Institute of Archaeology, Room 612
6 pm-7 pm Tuesday 31 January
Jamie Larkin (Birkbeck) tells the story of a quintessential museum commodity - the postcard. Drawing on his extensive research in museum archives, he will chart the evolution of museum giftshops and their picture postcards in the early 20th century.
Adela Breton: Ancient Mexico in Colour
Tues-Sun 10am -5 pm until 14 May 2017
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Queen's Road, Bristol BS8 1RL
British artist Adela Breton travelled to Mexico to record Mayan antiquities in the early 20th century. Toward the end of her life she donated her work to the Bristol Museum, where a selection are now on display.
Admission to the exhibition is free. Further details can be found HERE.
A brief biography of Breton can be read HERE.
Adventures into the Unknown
6 pm -9 pm Thursday 1 December 2016
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL
A late night event celebrating archaeological adventures past and present. Talks accompanied by themed food, drink and music.
Free tickets available HERE.
Daily 10 am - 4 pm until Spring 2017
National Civil War Centre, Newark, Nottinghamshire
An exhibition on T. E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt, featuring artefacts from the Great Arab Revolt project's seasons excavating in Jordan.
Further details HERE.
Thursday - Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm, until 8 January 2017
Bushey Museum & Art Gallery Council Chamber, Bushey, London
The artist Myrtle Broome studied Egyptology at University College London just before the First World War, and subsequently worked as an artist for Egypt Exploration Society at Abydos, Egypt.
The Bushey Museum is currently holding an exhibition of works by Broome and another artist, Hilda Gordon. Both women travelled extensively abroad, and their paintings reflect their experiences overseas.
1 December 2016 at 4 pm
BP Lecture Theatre, Clore Education Centre, British Museum, London
Nick Saunders of the Great Arab Revolt Project will explore the history and archaeology of T. E. Lawrence's role in the Arab Revolt during the First World War. The lecture is supported by the Palestine Exploration Fund jointly with ASTENE in collaboration with the British Museum Department of the Middle East.
Tickets are free but must be reserved via the British Museum Box Office. Further details HERE.
Musketeers, Curvy ladies, and Victorian crowd-funders: Beyond Beauty exhibition and the complexities of the past and present of ancient Egypt
UCL Institute of Archaeology, Room 410
16 November 2016, 5.15-6.15 pm
In the first seminar of the year join Heba Abd el-Gawad as she reflects on her experiences co-curating the popular "Beyond Beauty" exhibition at Two Temple Place in London, and the importance of the history of archaeology to local collecting histories and local museums in Britain.
A full abstract can be found on the Network webpage HERE.
3 November 2016 at 4 pm
BP Lecture Theatre, Clore Education Centre, The British Museum
A free public lecture on the 19th century Royal Engineer and Palestine Exploration Fund explorer Charles Warren (1840-1927) by Kevin Shillington. Lecture for the Palestine Exploration Fund in association with the British Museum. Tickets must be booked via British Museum Box Office. Further details HERE.
Two screenings on 23 and 24 October 2016 for the Cambridge Film Festival.
A new documentary film on early 20th century traveller and archaeologist Gertrude Bell, featuring Tilda Swinton reading from her letters. Directed by Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum.
Further information on the film can be found HERE.
Tickets available HERE.
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London
Saturday 29 October 2016, 6-8.30pm
Amara Thornton and John J. Johnston introduce two seasonally spooky stories with Egyptological links.
Book a free ticket HERE.
A series of half-hour talks (1.15-1.45 pm) at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London.
Each talk is based on new research currently being done on the Petrie Museum's Heritage Lottery Fund project "Different Perspectives: Archaeology and the Middle East in World War 1" relating to archaeologists and intelligence during the First World War.
13 October, book HERE
3 November, book HERE
10 November, book HERE
17 November, book HERE
24 November, book HERE