The Friends hold lectures, special events and
social occasions throughout the year.
Rescheduled from May 2020, Madrid with José R. Pérez-Accino and Lucia Gahlin
** FULLY BOOKED ** Madrid trip details and booking form here
Hands-on object seminars (members only)
Seminars are suspended due to Covid-19
LECTURES and SPECIAL EVENTS
Lectures and events are currently on-line only using Zoom
Friday 11th September 2020 18:00 to 20:00 Zoom lecture and discussion
Should the Petrie Museum be renamed? This event aims to initiate discussion on the challenges
presented, despite his huge achievements, by the eugenic and racist ideas of Flinders Petrie.
Lecture by Debbie Challis with responses by Joe Cain and Fatma Keshk followed by
open discussion including Tracey Golding and Kandace Chimbiri.
Open to all, see this document for full details and registration.
Reading list suggested by Debbie Challis can be downloaded here.
Friday 18th September 2020 at 18:00 Joint PMF/EES Zoom lecture
Nicky Nielsen, The Avenging Mummy: Creation, Perception, Reception.
Friday 25th September 2020 at 18:00 Zoom meeting
Friends of the Petrie Museum Annual General Meeting
Friday 2nd October 2020 at 18:00 Zoom lecture
Francesco Tiradritti, Fifty shades of lapis: love and desire in Ancient Egypt.
Friday 23rd October 2020 at 18:00 Members' Miscellany Zoom lectures
Susan Biddle, Flinders Petrie at Coptos 1893-94: the Griffith Institute and the Petrie Museum.
Yvonne Buskens, We’re on the road to… Punt.
Friday 30th October 2020 at 18:00 Zoom lecture
Nora Shalaby, The Abydos Paper Archive Project: exploring Egyptian histories from early Egyptology.
Friday 20th November 2020 at 18:00 Zoom lecture
Kathryn Howley, The Sanam Temple excavations.
Saturday 21st November 2020 10:00-16:00
EES AGM and joint EES/PMF/ASTENE Study Day, Artists and Archaeologists: A Victorian fascination with Egypt.
Ticketed Zoom event discounted for EES/ PMF/ASTENE members.
Wednesday 25th November 2020 18:00 to 19:30 Zoom panel discussion
This follows on from the event on 11th September which discussed the eugenic and racist
ideas of Flinders Petrie. Panellists Tracey Golding, Ahmed Mekawy Ouda,
Stephen Quirke and Joanne Rowland.
Friday 27th November 2020 at 18:00 Zoom lecture
Fatma Keshk, From Storytelling to educational curricula: towards creative narrative for archaeological heritage.
Tuesday 1st December 2020 at 18:00 Zoom Book Auction
Annual auction of pre-owned books.
*** FINAL list of books with bids to 28 November ***
Friday 4th December 2020 at 18:00 Zoom lecture
Vanessa Davies, Racism, ethnocentrism, and the Nile Valley.
Wednesdays 16, 23 and 30 December, 6 and 13 January New online course
Lucia Gahlin, The Garden in Ancient Egypt
Course fee £40, members only. Details and registration info here.
Friday 22nd January 2021 Zoom lecture at 18:30, Zoom room open from 18:00
Gemma Renshaw, Egyptian Antiquities in the William Henry Fox Talbot Collection
Friday 29th January 2021 Zoom lectures at 18:30, Zoom room open from 18:00
Members Miscellany. Peter Braude, They’re all made out of rock! Dispelling confusion about the origins of Ancient Egyptian objects
Abeer Eladany, Ancient Egypt at the University of Aberdeen Museums
Friday 12th February 2021 Zoom lecture at 18:30, Zoom room open from 18:00
Rennan Lemos, Heart Scarabs in New Kingdom Nubia: From Egyptianisation to Local Social Relations
Friday 19th February 2021 Zoom lecture at 18:30, Zoom room open from 18:00
Tian Tian, Across Miles and Millennia: Chinese studies of ancient Egypt
Friday 12th March 2021 Zoom lecture at 18:30, Zoom room open from 18:00
Heba Abd el Gawad and Alice Stevenson, More on the ‘Egypt’s Dispersed Heritage Project’
Friday 26th March 2021 Zoom lecture at 18:30, Zoom room open from 18:00
Members Miscellany. Lyn Stagg, Nationalism, Race and the Narmer Palette
Robert Whatmough, Music and Musicians
Friday 9th April 2021 Zoom lecture at 18:30, Zoom room open from 18:00
Kathleen Sheppard, The Temple of Mut at the Luxor Hotel
Contact the Secretary for Zoom meeting access
Further events for 2021 to be confirmed
For the latest information please email the Secretary:
or leave a message on the Friends voicemail 020 7679 2369
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