The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
Introduction The Petrie Museum houses an estimated 80,000 objects, making it one of the greatest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in the world. It illustrates life in the Nile Valley from prehistory through the time of the pharaohs, the Ptolemaic, Roman and Coptic periods to the Islamic period.
Trails and guides to the museum's collection can be found here. Information about exhibitions can be found below.
The Petrie Timekeeper residency.
Cathy Haynes, our Timekeeper in residence, is leading a creative research project with specialists and the public exploring how time is mapped, measured, modeled and lived. In upcoming events, she’ll be asking experts including philosopher Robert Rowland Smith and astronomer Marek Kukula to uncover how our dominant models of time need reinventing to help us navigate the future better. Each discussion explores objects that give different experiences of time, from an ancient shadow clock to Facebook’s timeline format to a newspaper horoscope.
For events, click here.
For more on the Timekeeper project, click here.