History of Archaeology related Activities in britain (And Beyond).
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.
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.
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.
20 May - 4 June 2017
Grosvenor Museum, Chester
Until 7 April 2017
University Women's Club
(Visits by appointment)
1-28 February 2017
Geological Society, Burlington House
Raising Horizons is a collaboration between photographer Leonora Saunders and Trowelblazers. The exhibition features photographs of 14 scholars-of-today portraying 14 scholars-of-yesterday - all women active in archaeology, geology and palaeontology.
The exhibition website is: www.raisinghorizons.co.uk
For more information see the project crowdfunding Indigogo page.
The exhibition has also been profiled in the Evening Standard.
Discovering the Ancient Maya
12 January 2017, 7.30 - 9.00 pm
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
Professor Norman Hammond (Cambridge) will be discussing the history of archaeology in Mexico. The event has been organised to complement the Adela Breton exhibition at the Museum.
Tickets are free, advanced booking required. Further details available HERE.
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.
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.
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.