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Great Lives from Ancient Africa: Mystery Hunt

Great Lives from Ancient Africa: Mystery Hunt

Date: Tuesday 28 October | Time: 2-4pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free | Age group: Family

Join the hunt around the Petrie Museum to find the identity of famous and not so famous figures from Egyptian history. Can you find the object and work out the name?


020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Book Launch & Networking: Histories of Egyptology - Interdiscplinary Measures

Book Launch & Networking: Histories of Egyptology - Interdiscplinary Measures

Date: 28 October | Time: 5.30-7.30pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free | Age group: Adult

Interested in histories of archaeology, Egyptology, museology, archives and related disciplines? Join us for informal drinks in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology to celebrate the new Routledge volume Histories of Egyptology: Interdisciplinary Measures. Meet the editor, William Carruthers, and other contributors, explore some of the archival materials held in the Petrie Museum, and network with colleagues interested in excavating archives.

Histories of Egyptology are increasingly of interest: to Egyptologists, archaeologists, historians, and others. Yet, particularly as Egypt undergoes a contested process of political redefinition, how do we write these histories, and what (or who) are they for? This volume addresses a variety of important themes: the historical involvement of Egyptology with the political sphere, the manner in which the discipline stakes out its professional territory, the ways in which practitioners represent Egyptological knowledge, and the relationship of this knowledge to the public sphere. Histories of Egyptology provides the basis to understand how Egyptologists constructed their discipline. Yet the volume also demonstrates how they construct ancient Egypt, and how that construction interacts with much wider concerns: of society, and of the making of the modern world.

020 7679 4138 | d.challis@ucl.ac.uk

David Barnett: Gideon Smith and Fantasy Egypt in Victorian London

David Barnett: Gideon Smith and Fantasy Egypt in Victorian London

Date: Wednesday 29 October | Time: 6-8pm. Doors open 6pm & talk starts 6.30pm. | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free. Book via eventbrite: http://gideonsmith.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: Over 16.

Join writer David Barnett in conversation on his Gideon Smith alternate history books. His first book in the series Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl takes the reader on a journey from Victorian Whitby to London down the Nile in Egypt where the reality behind Penny Dreadfuls and heroes of Empire becomes more clear.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

From Tomb to Life: Family Workshop

From Tomb to Life: Family Workshop

Date: Thursday 30 October | Time: 3-5pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free. Book via: https://fromtombtolifepetrieworkshop.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: Families (children 7-11 years approx)

Family workshop to explore our cabinet of curiosities, make your own museum object and bring it from a tomb to life at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology inspired by the new Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. Afterwards, why not take a short break and then see the screening of the second Night at the Museum (2009) film after hours in the museum (separate booking essential)?

This event is part of Night at the Museum Mile, delivered by inmidtown. To celebrate the release of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, in cinemas December 2014, take part in the Night at the Museum Mile trail during October half-term (17-31 October). The more museums you visit, the more chances you have to win amazing prizes, including a trip to LA for you and your family. For more information and to enter the competition, visit http://www.museum-mile.org.uk/.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Family Film Night: Night at the Museum – Battle of the Smithsonian.

Family Film Night: Night at the Museum – Battle of the Smithsonian.

Date: Thursday 30 October | Time: 6-8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free. Booking essential via: https://petrienightatmuseum2.eventbrite.co.uk This is fully booked but it is likely people will pull out. Please add your name to the waiting list on eventbrite. | Age group: Families / family groups with children under 14 only.

What happens in our museums after the doors close at night? Get an idea with a very special screening of Night at the Museum - Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.

This event is part of Night at the Museum Mile, delivered by inmidtown. To celebrate the release of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, in cinemas December 2014, take part in the Night at the Museum Mile trail during October half-term (17-31 October). The more museums you visit, the more chances you have to win amazing prizes, including a trip to LA for you and your family. For more information and to enter the competition, visit http://www.museum-mile.org.uk/.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

The Gentlemen of Horror. Mr Cushing and Mr Lee

The Gentlemen of Horror. Mr Cushing and Mr Lee

Date: Friday 31 October | Time: 6-9pm. Doors open at 6pm and event starts at 6.30pm. | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £10. Book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gentleman-of-horror-tickets-12365831535 | Age group: Over 16.

When they first worked together in The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula and The Mummy, Peter Cushing was one of the most famous actors in Britain, while Christopher Lee was unknown.

For the next quarter of a century, these two killed each other again and again and became firm friends. As Christopher Lee became internationally famous, Peter Cushing gradually retired into a life of quiet obscurity. And yet neither quite lost their taste for blood...

Written by James Goss, Directed by Kate Webster and starring actors Will McGeough and Matthew Woodcock

Ticket price includes a glass of wine.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Petrie Film Club Presents Lucifer Rising by Kenneth Anger

Petrie Film Club Presents Lucifer Rising by Kenneth Anger

Date: Thursday 6 November | Time: 6-8pm (screening 6.30pm) | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free. £5 donation requested. Book via http://luciferrising.eventbrite.co.uk This is fully booked but it is likely people will pull out. Please add your name to the waiting list on eventbrite. | Age group: Over 18

A rare opportunity to see Kenneth Anger’s avant-garde classic Lucifer Rising, filmed on location at Avebury, Luxor, and Karnak. The screening is accompanied by a talk from Ethan Doyle White (UCL) focusing on the film's underpinning occult themes, and the way in which Anger reflected the esoteric views of archaeology and Egyptology promulgated in the ideas of infamous British occultist Aleister Crowley.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Art Macabre Life Drawing

Art Macabre Life Drawing

Date: Weds 12 November | Time: 6-8.30pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaology | Price: Tickets £10 available from: https://artmacabrepetrie.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: Over 18 years.

Join Art Macabre for life drawing in an artistic journey back to Ancient Egypt, to explore the beauty, power and potency of some of the Petrie collections most stunning objects.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

UCL Art Museum on Tour:  A Thousand Words at the Petrie

UCL Art Museum on Tour: A Thousand Words at the Petrie

Date: 20 November | Time: 6:30-8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL | Price: Free, booking required https://thousand-words-uclam-petrie.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: Adults

Join us to explore the longstanding relationship between creative writing and the visual arts.

Using the Petrie Museum’s rich collection of artefacts and works of art, participants will be led through creative writing exercises exploring rhetorical means to relate to art differently.

Free, booking required at https://thousand-words-uclam-petrie.eventbrite.co.uk

Part of UCL Art Museum on Tour season.

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Worlds Collide: Fin de Siècle Fantasy Egypt

Worlds Collide: Fin de Siècle Fantasy Egypt

Date: Friday 28 November | Time: 6-9pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology and Malet Place | Price: Free | Age group: Any

Jump from the 21st century back over 100 years, then back to Ancient Egypt and forward again with Roger Luckhurst (author of The Mummy’s Curse. A True Story of a Dark Fantasy) on occult mappings of London. A Friday night mini-festival with a range of activities from fortune telling with Astrampsychos, making 3-D postcards from 1890s Egypt and a 1880s to 1920s disco.
For more details see facebook Excavating Objects at the Petrie Museum.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

The Archaeology of Lawrence of Arabia

The Archaeology of Lawrence of Arabia

Date: Saturday 6 December | Time: 2-5pm & 6-10.30 pm. | Location: Gustav Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL Wilkins’ Building. | Price: £5 for seminar and reception. Book via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-archaeology-of-lawrence-of-arabia-tickets-12316768787 | Age group: Any

The Petrie Museum / ASTENE / CBRL (Council for British Research in the Levant) presents an afternoon and evening exploring the legend of ‘Lawrence of Arabia’. The afternoon seminar includes a lecture by writer and historian Anthony Sattin, author of new book Young Lawrence: a Portrait of the legend as a Young Man (published by John Murray October 2014), as well as historian and archaeologist Dr Neil Faulkner (Great Arab Revolt Project) on the archaeology of T. E. Lawrence’s guerrilla warfare.

After a short break there will be a drinks reception and Lawrence themed display in the Petrie Museum at 6pm, followed by a key scenes guide by Cathie Bryan (ASTENE) and screening of Lawrence of Arabia (1962) at 7pm.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

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