History of Archaeology related Activities in britain (And Beyond).
The Kentucky Mummy: Encountering Antiquity in 19th Century America
9 November 2017, 6 pm –7 pm
Room 209, UCL Institute of Archaeology
James E. Snead (California State University, Northridge) will discuss the history of an iconic find, and how it affected both the beginnings of scientific archaeology and popular culture in the United States.
What does it mean to be human? Curating Heads
2 Oct 2017 - 28 February 2018
9am - 7pm daily
University College London
A free exhibition about the ethics and implications of human remains. Featuring the work of archaeologist Flinders Petrie, and a discussion of his request to leave his head to science. Further details here.
The Lost City of London
3-29 October 2017
A free photography exhibition charting excavations in the City of London after the Second World War. Details are here.
The Discovery of Roman London
11 September 2017-5 January 2018
Library opening hours listed here.
An exhibition charting the history of Roman archaeology in London, and the sites and artefacts relating to Roman London. It highlights the pioneering work of London antiquary Charles Roach-Smith, and illuminates the history of the Museum of London's predecessor, the Guildhall Museum. Further information and a list of associated events can be found here.
Adventures in Egypt - Mrs Goodison and Other Travellers
23 September 2017 -10 March 2018
10-4 Mon-Sat; during School holidays 11-4 Sun
An exhibition highlighting the life of Victorian collector Amelia Goodison and her engagement with ancient Egypt through artefacts, letters and sketches. The exhibition is free, further details here.
Petrie Film Club presents: Letters from Baghdad
20th Sep 2017 19:00-21:30
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
0207 679 4138
Amara Thornton introduces the documentary Letters from Baghdad, starring Tilda Swinton as the voice of Gertrude Bell as part of the Different Perspectives: Archaeology and the Middle East in World War One. The event is free and booking information can be found here
Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity
Daily (except Tuesdays) 10-5, 7 July-29 Oct 2017
evening openings 20 Jul, 17 Aug, 21 Sep, 12 and 26 Oct and during Leighton Lates.
Leighton House Museum
12 Holland Park Road
Victorian artist Lawrence Alma-Tadema produced many works that illustrated life in the Classical world. The exhibition will take visitors through Alma-Tadema's life and work, and the influence that his art continues to have on our perception of the classical world today. Also features the art of Alma-Tadema's wife Laura Alma-Tadema and daugher Anna Alma-Tadema. Entrance ticket to Leighton House gives entry to exhibition. Further details here.
Belzoni and the tomb of Pharaoh Seti I
11 October 2017-14 April 2018
Tues-Sat 10am - 5 pm
Sir John Soane Museum
Lincoln's Inn Fields
Following the adventures of early 19th century Italian-born excavator (and former strong-man) Giovanni Battista Belzoni and the history and reception of the objects he brought back to Britain from Egypt.
Admission free. Exhibition webpage here.