History of Archaeology related Activities in britain (And Beyond).
Letters from Baghdad
UK Cinema Release from 21 April 2017
Letters from Baghdad (2016) is a documentary about Gertrude Bell and her work as an archaeologist, writer, traveller, diplomat and political mover-and-shaker in Iraq. It premiered at the London Film Festival in October. Actor Tilda Swinton is the voice of Gertrude Bell, with dialogue from her letters and diaries. The documentary uses a wide range of vintage film footage showing Britain and the Middle East from the early 20th century.
Letters from Baghdad is directed by Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum.
Missione Egitto 1903-1920:
L'Avventura Archaeologica M. I. A. Raccontata
11 March-3 September 2017
Museo Egizio Turin, Italy
Via Accademia Delle Scienze 6
An exhibition charting the history of the Italian Mission to Egypt, and charting the life and work of Italian archaeologist Ernesto Schiaperelli. Ticket to Museum & Exhibition €17 (adults) Further details here.
Postcards as Archives: "Excavating" Popular Archaeology at the Turn of the Century
8 March 2017, 6-7 pm
Room 209, UCL Institute of Archaeology
Katy Soar (Royal Holloway) will discuss the history of picture postcards showing Arthur Evans' excavations at Knossos, on Crete, during the Edwardian period.
Further details here.
Mapping and Mapmaking in the 19th and early 20th centuries
1 Feb 2017, 6pm-8pm
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL
As part of the Archaeology and Espionage season, Ahmed Shams will be discussing his research into the history of mapmaking of Sinai and the Middle East. There will also be a panel discussion. Further details via Petrie Museum What's On.
To reserve a ticket email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tues-Sat 1-5 pm, 31 January - 29 April 2017
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT
An exhibition on the process of excavation and distribution of ancient Egyptian artefacts to museums in Britain and beyond in the late 19th through the 20th centuries. Associated with the AHRC funded Artefacts of Excavation project.
Free admission. Further details can be found 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.
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.