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Amazing Amarna - family activities

Amazing Amarna - family activities

Date: Tuesday 2 August 2016 | Time: 1.15-1.45pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

FREE, all ages welcome.

Can you crack the code and read ancient hieroglyphs?

Join one of our wonderful Petrie volunteers for a lunchtime activity revealing messages from the past. Learn about how to read the names of famous pharoah's such as Tutankhamun and Akhenaten.

We will lead you on a journey revealing the fascinating artefacts from the Amarna period. From brightly coloured faience beads and adornments to representations of the 'heretic' Pharaoh Akhenaten and his enigmatic wife Nefertiti journey back 3,000 years and immerse yourself in the treasures of Amarna.

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

Amazing Amarna - family activities

Amazing Amarna - family activities

Date: Tuesday 16 August 2016 | Time: 1.15-1.45pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

FREE, all ages welcome.

Can you crack the code and read ancient hieroglyphs?

Join one of our wonderful Petrie volunteers for a lunchtime activity revealing messages from the past. Learn about how to read the names of famous pharoah's such as Tutankhamun and Akhenaten.

We will lead you on a journey revealing the fascinating artefacts from the Amarna period. From brightly coloured faience beads and adornments to representations of the 'heretic' Pharaoh Akhenaten and his enigmatic wife Nefertiti journey back 3,000 years and immerse yourself in the treasures of Amarna.

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

Petrie Film Club presents: The Assassination Bureau

Petrie Film Club presents: The Assassination Bureau

Date: 22 September | Time: dorrs open 6pm event starts at 6.30pm | Location: The Petrie Museum | Price: Booking essential with donation at https://assassinationbureau.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: 16+

Based on an unfinished novel by Jack London, this epic comedy-thriller romps across an Edwardian Europe of anarchists, spies, and murderers as the effortlessly elegant Diana Rigg crosses swords with the dangerously charming Oliver Reed as civilisation teeters on the brink of WWI. Telly Savalas and Curd Jurgens provide villainous support. Introduced by John J Johnston (UCL Institute of Archaeology). Screened as part of the Archaeology and Espionage season.

0207 679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talk

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talk

Date: Thursday 29 September 2016 | Time: 1.15-1.45pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Ability to decipher codes, understand cartography, mastery of other languages and live simply in the desert landscape are all skills which can be applied to being an archaeologist but also are useful in war time for the purposes of espionage. Join one of our community volunteers from our Heritage Lottery Fund project, Different Perspectives: Archaeology and the Middle East in WWI, for a lunchtime talk on Archaeology and Espionage in WWI in the Middle East. Using Flinders Petrie as our main point of connection, you’ll be introduced to the emerging research on Petrie’s war and the links between archaeology and the intelligence services during WWI.

To book please go to archandesplunchtimetalk29sep.eventbrite.co.uk

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

Petrie's War: World War I at Home and in Egypt

Petrie's War: World War I at Home and in Egypt

Date: Thursday 29 September 2016 | Time: 6-8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

At 61 years old, Flinders Petrie tried to sign up to fight in 1914 but was turned away. This interactive talk explores what this archaeologist did during the war and what was happening in his beloved Egypt. The talk gives background to this Autumn’s theme of Archaeology & Espionage supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Presented by Dr. Debbie Challis (UCL Museums and Collections)

To book please go to petrieswarwwi.eventbrite.co.uk

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

The Psychology of Spying

The Psychology of Spying

Date: Thursday 6 October 2016 | Time: 6-8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

People are fascinated by espionage and spying. How do you go undercover, risk your safety in high-risk situations. What is the psychology behind the ability to be a spy? What did this mean for those archaeologists recruited or involved in espionage to help the war effort in the Middle East and what does it mean now for our contemporaries engaged in intelligence gathering now? Join UCL academics from Security Studies MsC and UCL Pyschology Departments to explore this subject. Just remember to keep it under your hat and don’t tell anyone!

To book please go to thepsychologyofspying.eventbrite.co.uk

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

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talks

Archaeology and Espionage volunteer lunchtime talks

Date: Thursday 13 October 2016 | Time: 1.15-1.45pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Ability to decipher codes, understand cartography, mastery of other languages and live simply in the desert landscape are all skills which can be applied to being an archaeologist but also are useful in war time for the purposes of espionage. Join one of our community volunteers from our Heritage Lottery Fund project, Different Perspectives: Archaeology and the Middle East in WWI, for a lunchtime talk on Archaeology and Espionage in WWI in the Middle East. Using Flinders Petrie as our main point of connection, you’ll be introduced to the emerging research on Petrie’s war and the links between archaeology and the intelligence services during WWI.

To book please go to archandesplunchtimetalk13oct.eventbrite.co.uk

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

Whose artefacts are they anyway? the politics of provenance

Whose artefacts are they anyway? the politics of provenance

Date: Thursday 13 October 2016 | Time: 6-8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Should artefacts in European and Western Museums be returned to their place of origin or should they remain in situ? From the Elgin Marbles to the Bust of Nefertiti there are arguments for and against the repatriation of artefacts. To link with our current Heritage Lottery Fund research project Different Perspectives: Archaeology and the Middle East in WWI, we’ve brought together a panel to discuss this issue from different points of view. Join writer and cultural commentator Tiffany Jenkins as she talks about issues from her book ‘Keeping Their Marbles: How the Treasures of the Past Ended Up in Museums - And Why They Should Stay There’ and Heba Abd-El-Gawad, from Durham University as she talks about contemporary Egyptian perspectives on national identity and objects.

To book please go to whoseartefacts.eventbrite.co.uk

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

Art Macabre at The Petrie:  Mata Hari and Lawrence of Arabia

Art Macabre at The Petrie: Mata Hari and Lawrence of Arabia

Date: 20 October | Time: 6-8.30pm | Location: The petrie Museum | Price: £15 includes a glass of wine and materials booking https://telawrence.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: 18+

Find your inner Mata Hari and dashing Lawrence as you are transported back to the time of intrigue and mysterious dealings at the turn of the last century. Sketch after dark amongst the museum's artefacts. Be inspired by the Art Macabre life models, bringing back the lure and glamour of this enticing pair. An atmospheric soundtrack of music will play as we share tales and tableaux revealing the dramatic stories enshrouding these two historic figures.

0207 679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Dead to Me lunchtime talk

Dead to Me lunchtime talk

Date: Friday 21 October 2016 | Time: 1.15-1.45pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Death is part of life and at the Petrie Museum we have to think carefully and thoughtfully about the Human Remains in our collection. There are around 80 human materials in the collection ranging from hair fragments to nearly a complete body. Join Petrie Museum Curatorial Assistant Pia Edqvist for this lunchtime talk as she explains how she cares for, conserves and prepares our collections for research.

To book please go to deadtomepetrie.eventbrite.co.uk

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

Spy Speak: families activity for Bloomsbury Festival 2016

Spy Speak: families activity for Bloomsbury Festival 2016

Date: Saturday 22 October 2016 | Time: 10am-5pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Join in activities that will you have you cracking codes, deciphering doodles and being fluent in spy speak before the day is over! Free drop in family activity at The Petrie Museum as part of the UCL Hub @ The Bloomsbury Festival.

To book please go to spyspeakbloomsburyfestival.eventbrite.co.uk

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

Scary Tales for Halloween

Scary Tales for Halloween

Date: 29 October | Time: 6-8.30pm | Location: The Petrie Museum | Price: Free but booking essential https://halloweenatthepetrie.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: 18+

Draw your chairs close to the lamp, steel your nerves, and try not to think of the muffled but unearthly noises emanating from behind the locked door in the corner as you join us in the unique surroundings of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology for the reading of classic tales of living mummies and the like written by masters of uncanny fiction. Your hosts for the evening are Egyptologist John J Johnston and Amara Thornton (UCL IoA).

0207 679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Petrie Film Club special: I Claudius

Petrie Film Club special: I Claudius

Date: 17 October | Time: 6-8.30pm | Location: The Petrie Museum | Price: Booking essential with donation https://iclaudius.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: 18+

Universally regarded as a milestone in the history of television drama, 'I, Claudius' turns forty this Autumn. In order to mark the occasion, Egyptologist and Classicist John J Johnston (UCL Institute of Archaeology) looks back on the production of this darkly comic serial in a heavily-illustrated lecture, which will consider aspects of script, performance, and design, employed to imbue the reigns of the first Roman emperors with startling life.

0207 679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Petrie Film Club presents

Petrie Film Club presents

Date: 23 November | Time: 6pm-9pm | Location: The Petrie Museum | Price: Booking essential with donation | Age group: 18+


The legendary Marlene Dietrich stars, in only her second Hollywood role, as a prostitute recruited by the Austrian Secret Service to spy upon the Russians during WWI. This rarely seen and somewhat underrated film is the third of seven cinematic collaborations between Dietrich and Von Sternberg, which reveals both director and muse at the height of their considerable talents. Introduced by John J Johnston (UCL Institute of Archaeology) Screened as part of the Archaeology and Espionage season.

0207 679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

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