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.
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's War: Performing the Archive
10 May 2017
6-8 pm, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
University of East London MA Drama students present a performance drawing on archive research connected to the Different Perspectives project.
Book tickets and find out more 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.
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.
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.