History of Archaeology related Activities in britain (And Beyond).
Allen Seaby's Archaeology for Children
until 21 February 2020
Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology
University of Reading
A temporary display on the children's archaeology books written by Allen Seaby, Professor of Fine Art at University College/University of Reading in the early 20th Century. Featuring many unpublished illustrations on loan relating to three of Seaby's books: Omrig and Nerla (Bronze Age); The Ninth Legion (Roman); and Alfred's Jewel (Anglo-Saxon).
Eighty Years (and More) of Sutton Hoo
Room 2, The British Museum
A small exhibition on the 80th anniversary of Sutton Hoo excavations, undertaken on behalf of Mrs Edith Pretty in 1939. Features archives from the original excavation team alongside excavated artefacts.
More information via curator Sue Brunning's blog post.
Hidden in the Archive: Collectors, Curators and Cataloguers
until 10 September 2019
Open 9-4.30 Tues-Thurs
Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology
University of Reading
An exhibition featuring the stories of ten women who in collecting, curating and cataloguing helped shape the archaeological collections at the University of Reading. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvD8p4n8t10&feature=youtu.be
More information: https://research.reading.ac.uk/curiosi/collcurcat/
Unlocking the Lawrence Collection
Society of Antiquaries Library
Open during Library hours, 10-5 Mon-Fri
A display of photographs taken by archaeologist Thomas Edward Lawrence, later "Lawrence of Arabia" from the Society's collections. The photographs cover Lawrence's cycling holidays in France, during his days as a student at Oxford University.
Disruptors & Innovators: Journeys in gender equality at UCL
until February 2019
Daily, 9am - 7pm
Octagon Gallery, University College London
An exhibition highlighting key women at UCL in the 19th and 20th centuries and their activities, including suffrage and Egyptology.
Admission free. Further details here.
Rodin and the art of ancient Greece
until 29 July 2018
The British Museum
An exhibition on how the art of classical Greece, particularly the Parthenon Marbles at the British Museum, influenced the work of late 19th century French sculptor Auguste Rodin.
Tickets required; webpage here.
The Classical Now
2 Mar-29 Apr 2018
Bush House & Inigo Jones Rooms
King's College London
An exhibition at King's College London exploring the connections between the ancient art of the Graeco-Roman world and modern art. Organised as part of the Modern Classicisms project. Admission free.
An Introduction to the Central Archive at the British Museum
Francesca Hillier (Archivist, The British Museum)
22 February 2018, 6-7pm
Room 209, UCL Institute of Archaeology
Francesca will discuss the Museum's Central Archive, housing important documents relating to the Museum's history and the history of its collections.
From Sackville Street to the Valley of the Kings: the art of Harold Jones
23 Sep 2017 - 8 Jan 2018
10 am-4pm Mon-Sat
Artist Harold Jones spent years recording artwork on ancient Egyptian sites in the early 20th century. This show displays some of his artwork from his time in Egypt, alongside associated family archive material.
Codebreakers and Groundbreakers
24 October 2017-4 February 2018
10-5 Tue-Sat; 12-5 Sun
A free exhibition highlighting the story of wartime codebreakers in Bletchley Park alongside the work of archaeological codebreakers and groundbreakers deciphering Linear B, an ancient writing system, the earliest in Europe, discovered during archaeological excavations in the early 20th century.
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.
Aurel Stein Photographs
Royal Asiatic Society
14 Stephenson Way
A small display in the Reading Room of the Royal Asiatic Society features a selection of archaeologist and explorer Aurel Stein's photographs. Hungarian-born Stein undertook extensive expeditions to Central Asia and China in the early 20th century, and the photographs on display are a selection from over 800 Stein images in the Society's archive. Read more about the display 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.
The Arab Bureau: Archaeologists and Spies in the Middle East during the First World War
16 May 2016
6-6.30pm, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
Juliette Desplat (The National Archives)
Juliette Desplat will discuss the Cairo-based Arab Bureau as part of the context of First World War intelligence operations, and the role of archaeologists in its history.
Following the talk will be the opening of the Different Perspectives exhibition at the Petrie Museum, which draws on the research of the Heritage Lottery Fund-funded Different Perspectives project.
Different Perspectives: Archaeology and the Middle East in World War One
1-5 pm Tues-Sat, 16 May – 30 September 2017
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL
A display based on the research done by the volunteers working on this HLF funded project.
Further details here.
British Art: Ancient Landscapes
10-5 Mon to Sat; 12-5 Sun, 8 April to 3 Sept 2017
The King's House
65 The Close,
The exhibition charts 200 years of artistic engagement with Britain's ancient past. Entrance with museum admission. Further details here.