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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

World Archaeology Festival: Passport to the Past

World Archaeology Festival: Passport to the Past

Date: Saturday 13 June | Time: 12 - 5pm | Location: Institute of Archaeology, UCL and in Gordon Square gardens. | Price: Free | Age group: Any

The Institute of Archaeology opens its doors this summer for its annual activities and behind the scenes day celebrating all things archaeological.

We will be offering a range of drop-in activities which are suitable for all ages, including:
• How to Make Flint Tools
• Prehistoric Butchery
• Fragmented Frescos
• Cave Painting
• Underwater Shipwreck
• Whose Poo?
• Pottery Making
• Sandbox Archaeology
• Fish Mummification.

There will be a children's trail ‘Passport to the Past: time detective handbook’ available to pick up all day. We will also be hosting guided tours of our internationally acclaimed collections and the opportunity to handle archaeological finds.

The Institute of Archaeology's World Archaeology Festival: Passport to the Past is part of the Council of British Archaeology’s Festival of Archaeology, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015.

i.carroll@ucl.ac.uk

The Long Shadow

The Long Shadow

Date: 22 May-13 June | Time: Tues-Sat 1-5pm | Location: The Petrie Museum | Price: Free | Age group: ANY

An exhibition of new work by students from Central St Martins College of Art, responding to the theme of light within the Petrie Museum collection.

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

Petrie Film Club presents Gallipoli (1981)

Petrie Film Club presents Gallipoli (1981)

Date: 18 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

A Mystery Petrie Portrait?

A Mystery Petrie Portrait?

Date: Saturday 20 June | Time: 10am - 4pm | Location: Stanley Halls, South Norwood Hill, South Norwood, London, SE25 6AB | Price: Free | Age group: Any

A frame with Petrie’s name on and a portrait of a man with a beard in an academic gown. Is it Petrie? Any why should a portrait of him turn up in South Norwood? Decide for yourself by visiting Stanley Halls in South Norwood. These magnificent Edwardian halls are open as part of the Croydon Heritage Festival and the archive room containing this painting and others will be open to smaller groups of people at intervals throughout the day.
http://www.croydonheritagefestival.co.uk/Festival-Events/Stanley-Halls
and http://www.stanleyhalls.org.uk/

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

Petrie Museum Score Cards: Family Fun

Petrie Museum Score Cards: Family Fun

Date: Tuesday 27 July - Saturday 30 August | Time: Museum Opening Times | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free - drop in! | Age group: Family (cards aimed at 7-12 years old)

Pick up a pack of Petrie Museum centenary cards and a trail throughout the school holidays. Try to score the most amount of points in your group by spotting objects and people in the collections and centenary exhibition. Keep an eye on the website for additional events.

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

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

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

Date: Thursday 10 September | Time: 6-8pm. Doors open at 6pm, talk begins at 6.30pm. | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free - Book via: http://petrieswar.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: Any

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.

Image © Australian War Memorial

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

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

Petrie Film Club presents The Kingdom of Bones

Petrie Film Club presents The Kingdom of Bones

Date: Thursday 15 October | Time: 6-8.30pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free - £5 donation requested | Age group: Over 12 years old.

A screening of this episode from Murder Rooms set in late nineteenth-century Edinburgh in which doctor turned detective Joseph Bell is asked to unwrap a mummy but finds a recently murdered corpse.

Doors open 6pm, talk / screening starts 6.30pm

Book here: http://petriekingdomofbones.eventbrite.co.uk

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

Petrie Museum Score Cards: Family Fun

Petrie Museum Score Cards: Family Fun

Date: Tuesday 27 - Saturday 31 October | Time: Museum Opening Times | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free - drop in! | Age group: Family (cards aimed at children 7-12 years)

Pick up a pack of Petrie Museum centenary cards and take a trail around the museum. Try to outwit the members of your group by scoring the most amount of points by spotting objects and people in the collections and on the Centenary exhibition. Keep an eye on the website for additional events, which will include quizzes and making cyanotypes!

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

Flinders Petrie on Screen

Flinders Petrie on Screen

Date: Thursday 5 November | Time: 6-8pm | Location: G6 Institute of Archaeology Lecture Theatre TBC | Price: Free book via http://petrieonscreen.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: Any

A screening of rarely seen 1930s footage of Flinders Petrie, information about the screening of a BBC 1953 TV documentary, Mortimer Wheeler remembering his encounters with Petrie on film and clips from the 1982 and 2012 documentaries about this renown archaeologist.

http://petrieonscreen.eventbrite.co.uk

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

Margaret Murray: Witchcraft Theory and the ‘Lunatic’ Fringe?

Margaret Murray: Witchcraft Theory and the ‘Lunatic’ Fringe?

Date: Friday 13 November | Time: 6-8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free - book via http://murraywitch.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: Any

Margaret Murray found an ‘afterlife’ from archaeology as an expert on witchcraft and folklore. But did she identify herself as a witch? Join Titus Hjelm (UCL SSEES) to explore the impact of her ideas on beliefs such as Wicca as part of an evening embracing Friday 13th.

More details will be added for this evening so keep an eye on the webpage!

http://murraywitch.eventbrite.co.uk

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

Petrie Film Club presents Murder in Mesopotamia

Petrie Film Club presents Murder in Mesopotamia

Date: Thursday 3 December | Time: 6-8.30pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free - £5 donation requested. Book via http://petriemurdermesopotamia.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: Any

A screening of Agatha Christie's classic murder mystery set on an archaeological excavation in the 1930s; a setting, if not the crime, that would be familiar to Petrie and the students he taught. With an Introduction by Amara Thornton (UCL Institute of Archaeology).

Doors open at 6pm, event starts at 6.30pm

http://petriemurdermesopotamia.eventbrite.co.uk

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

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