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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 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.
Contact the Secretary for Zoom meeting access
Friday 20th November 2020 at 18:00 Zoom lecture
Kathryn Howley, The Sanam Temple excavations.
Contact the Secretary for Zoom meeting access
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.
Details and applications on the EES website here.
Friday 27th November 2020 at 18:00 Zoom lecture
Fatma Keshk, From Storytelling to educational curricula: towards creative narrative for archaeological heritage.
Contact the Secretary for Zoom meeting access
Tuesday 1st December 2020 at 18:00 Zoom Book Auction
Annual auction of pre-owned books. Book list available from early November.
Further details to follow
Friday 4th December 2020 at 18:00 Zoom lecture
Vanessa Davies, Racism, ethnocentrism, and the Nile Valley.
Contact the Secretary for Zoom meeting access
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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