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The Friends hold lectures, special events and social occasions throughout the year.



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Hands-on object seminars (members only)

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LECTURES (non-members welcome) and SPECIAL EVENTS

Download the Friends’ lecture and event list here

Friday 29th September 2017 at 18.30
Gersande Eschenbrenner-Diemer, Knowing private Egypt through woodcraft: the TRACER Project, first results and perspectives from the Petrie Museum collection
Friday 13th October 2017 at 18.30
John Wyatt, Bird hieroglyphs from an ornithologist’s viewpoint
Friday 10th November 2017 at 18.30
Bernadette Brady, Exploring the astronomical ceiling of Senenmut
Monday 27th November 2017
Book auction in the Petrie Museum, viewing from 17:15, auction starts 18:00, details here
*** List of books in the auction, FINAL showing bids to 21 November ***
Day TBC November 2017 at 14.00
Private visit to the Palestine Exploration Fund. See mailing cover letter
Friday 1st December 2017 at 18.30
Valentina Gasperini and Hannah Pethen, From Fayum to Bahriya: desert roads and donkeys
Saturday 2nd December 2017, Study Day jointly with the EES
Cédric Gobeil and Anne-Claire Salmas, Deir el-Medina: news from the field and beyond
Friday 12th January 2018 at 18.30
Ben Pennington, The landscape evolution of the Nile Delta 5500-2500BC – links with the emergence of the Egyptian state
Friday 9th February 2018 at 18.30
Dr Nicky Nielsen, Rumours of a ‘Great Stone’: the history of archaeological exploration at Tell Nabasha
Friday 9th March 2018 at 18.30 ** CHANGE OF SPEAKER **
Chloe Ward, Archives: Treasure Troves or Disorganised Detritus? Archaeological highlights from Durham’s Sudan Archive
Friday 13th April 2018 at 18.30
Louise Bascombe, ‘This is your life’: the Petrie Museum Papyrus Project and the stories that the papyri tell
Friday 18th May 2018 at 18.30
Dr Kasia Szpakowska, Repelling the archetypal villain: the inscribed clay cobra figurines of Abydos as manifestations of secret rituals for Osiris
Friday 15th June 2018 at 18.30
George Hart, An upholder of Maat: the exceptional life and work of Professor Harry Smith
Saturday 16th June 2018 Study Day jointly with the EES
A special event to celebrate the 90th birthday of PMF President Professor Harry Smith.
Join us for talks by well-known Egyptologists on various aspects of Harry Smith’s work in Egypt and at the Petrie Museum.
Saturday afternoon 7th July, Summer Lectures jointly with the EES
Professor Jean Revez, Latest research from Karnak: The column decoration in the Hypostyle Hall.
Ticketed. Details and booking form here
Friday 20th July 2018 at 18.00
AGM, followed by lecture: Dr Campbell Price, A Saite ‘admiral’ in Manchester Museum
Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Square, London WC1

For the latest information please email the Secretary, Jan Picton:
or leave a message on the Friends voicemail 020 7679 2369

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