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Heroes from the dark or light side?: Ancient and modern heroes versus the Minotaur

Heroes from the dark or light side?: Ancient and modern heroes versus the Minotaur

Date: 8 April | Time: 6 - 8.30pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Suggested £5 donation to cover drinks. Please book via eventbrite. | Age group: Any

Join us for a glass of wine, a quality screening and an erudite introduction. In the pilot episode from BBC Atlantis ‘The Earth Bull’ from 2013 a modern hero from the light side Jason confronts the dark monster, the Minotaur. Like the hero from Greek myth, Theseus, Jason saves the lives of his companions who would be sacrificed to the beast. But in BBC Doctor Who ‘The God Complex’ from 2011 when the Doctor meets the Minotaur there turn out to be more similarities than differences between hero and monster, and the boundaries between dark and light, hero and monster become blurred.

The screening will be accompanied by a talk from Amanda Potter on the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, and aspects of dark and light in different versions of this story

Book via: http://petrielightheroes.eventbrite.co.uk Doors open 6pm & talk starts 6.30pm.

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

The Light Project - Innovations

The Light Project - Innovations

Date: 16 April | Time: 6 - 8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £3 | Age group: Any

PhD student, Meghan Strong (Cambridge), is researching how the Ancient Egyptians illuminated the world around them. She will share her insights from working with lamps in the Petrie Collection, including a discussion of the importance of lighting in temples, tombs and the afterlife. Join us then to recreate lighting a temple outside the museum.


Please book via http://petrielightinnovation.eventbrite.co.uk. Doors open 6pm, event starts at 6.30pm.

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

The Light Project - Symbolism

The Light Project - Symbolism

Date: 23 April | Time: 6 - 8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £3 | Age group: Any

An evening of light offerings – getting to grips with the ancient symbolism of the hieroglyphs and looking at what was involved in making offerings at the temple and how that involved light. Ildiko Kalnoky and Louise Atherton, UCL MA Egyptology students, offer an interactive workshop. Join Output Arts SAND light installation outside the museum where you can make your own hieroglyphs light up.

Book via http://petrielightsymbolism.eventbrite.co.uk. Doors open 6pm, event starts at 6.30pm.

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

The Light Project - Capturing Light

The Light Project - Capturing Light

Date: 30 April | Time: 6-8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £3 | Age group: Any

A chance to explore the Petrie Archive Collection of photographs and filmed excavations looking at the role of photography and film in early archaeology with historian Amara Thornton (UCL Institute of Archaeology) and colleagues from the Filming Antiquities project.

Book via http://petrielightcapture.eventbrite.co.uk. Doors open 6pm, event starts at 6.30pm.

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

On Light

On Light

Date: 1 - 4 May (with UCL activities taking place on 2 May) | Time: 7pm - 11pm, 1 May and 1pm -6pm, 2-4 May | Location: Malet Place, UCL, WC1E and Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, NW1 2BE | Price: All activities are FREE. Drop in any time. Some activities will be ticketed, check the Wellcome Collection website at the start of April for full details | Age group: Adults

Light is the stuff of magic, but it’s so ubiquitous we can take it for granted. Although the sun is our source of energy, the light that it produces has huge impacts on us far beyond the functional. Join us for a long weekend of performance, discussions, installations and walks that illuminate our complex human relationship with light. Along with bacteriologists, historians, artists and architects, we’ll explore the cultural and scientific importance of light.

'On Light' sees UCL collaborating with the Wellcome Collection on an eclectic weekender of activities and events. UCL based activities will take place on Saturday 2 May from 1 to 6 pm on Malet Place, including an open afternoon at the Institute of Making, and 'The Cabinet' presented by UCL Museums and Collections. Events will be taking place at the Wellcome Collection from Friday 1 May through to Monday 4 May.

More details will be available from the beginning of April from the Wellcome Collection's website.

e.baddeley@ucl.ac.uk

The Light Project - All that glitters: Egyptian Light in London

The Light Project - All that glitters: Egyptian Light in London

Date: 14 May | Time: 2-4pm | Location: Cleopatra's Needle (further directions given after booking) | Price: £5 | Age group: 16 plus

Join Debbie Challis (UCL Petrie) at Cleopatra's Needle on the Embankment and a walk to Monument for a look at how Ancient Egyptian beliefs about capturing light has influenced more modern ideas. How does a pyramidion work? What does a prism do? Where does the sun make London glitter?

Book via http://petrielightglitters.eventbrite.co.uk

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

A UCL Museums Murder Mystery

A UCL Museums Murder Mystery

Date: 15th May | Time: 6.30pm to 9pm | Location: Starts in Cruciform Lecture Theatre, Cruciform building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: Free | Age group: Adults

Back by popular demand is Museum Murder Mystery. Join UCL Museums for an evening of dark noir, intrigue and subterfuge for Museums at Night. Are you a Sherlock or a Sarah Lund or a Jessica Fletcher or a Poirot or even a Cagney and Lacey? We need your help to discover the murderer in our cast of characters, solve the clues across the Museum to crack the UCL Museums murder mystery. Team of up to five with prizes to be won for the team who can solve the case as well as for best dressed detectives on the night.

This event is part of Museums at Night.

This event is free but booking essential uclmuseums.eventbrite.co.uk

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk

Petrie Film Club presents Gallipoli (1981)

Petrie Film Club presents Gallipoli (1981)

Date: 4 June | Time: 6-9pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free | Age group: Over 15

Join us for a glass of wine, a quality screening and an erudite introduction. Featuring a section in Cairo, the film focuses on the Gallipoli campaign in 1915 two months after the Petrie Museum opened in London. The disastrous campaign led to the adoption of a different strategy, involving T E Lawrence, in Middle East diplomacy and politics, the repercussions of which are still felt today.

Introduced by Debbie Challis (UCL Petrie) who will look at the political context at the time of the Petrie Museum opening to the public in 1915 as part of the Centenary celebrations.

Book via http://petriecentenarygallipoli.eventbrite.co.uk. Doors open 6pm, event starts at 6.30pm.

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

Characters and Collections book launch

Characters and Collections book launch

Date: 11 June | Time: 6-8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free | Age group: Any

Characters and Collections, a new book on the centenary of The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, is published this week by UCL Publishing. Join us for a launch where characters behind this world class collection come to life in the museum on the 100th anniversary of being open to the public.

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

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