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Characters and Collections Exhibition

Characters and Collections Exhibition

Date: 1 July 2015 – 25 January 2016. | Time: Museum Opening Times | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free | Age group: Any

“A Petrie dig is a thing with a flavour of its own: tinned kidneys mingled with mummy-corpses and amulets in the soup…” T.E. Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia) in 1912.

Meet the characters whose lives became caught up in the discovery, care and rediscovery of the collections in the Petrie Museum on its one-hundredth anniversary. Characters and Collections tells the story of famous archaeologists as well as those hardly known who helped excavate the objects in Egypt and then lovingly looked after them in London. Petrie influenced generations of archaeologists, such as Howard Carter:

“Petrie’s training transformed me, I believe, into something of the nature of an investigator, [teaching me] to dig and examine systematically” (Howard Carter 1892)

Personal stories are displayed with pertinent, and often surprising, objects to bring the formation of this world-class museum to life.

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

Professional Networks of Women: Margaret Murray's Role in Archaeology

Professional Networks of Women: Margaret Murray's Role in Archaeology

Date: 9 September | Time: 2pm - 3pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free | Age group: Any

Best known more recently for her work on witchcraft, Margaret Murray taught Egyptology at UCL for over thirty years and also led excavations outside of Egypt (and the command of Flinders Petrie). Kate Sheppard, author of The Life of Margaret Murray. A Woman's Work in Archaeology, will talk about Murray's little known excavations in Malta, where she trained Gertrude Caton-Thompson and Edith Guest. Sheppard will explore how Murray's informal network of female archaeologists was formed in the 1920s and beyond.

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

Al-Saddiq  Al-Raddi: Poetry Book Launch

Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi: Poetry Book Launch

Date: 24 September | Time: 6-8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology (& Malet Place) | Price: Free - book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/al-saddiq-al-raddi-poetry-book-launch-tickets-17322063759 | Age group: Any

Join us to celebrate the launch of a new book of poems by Sudanese poet Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi that have been inspired by the collection of material from Meroe, Sudan, in the Petrie Museum. This book of poems is in Arabic with translations by Sarah Maguire and Rashid Elsheikh and evocative photographs of Sudanese objects by Crispin Hughes. It is the result of a residency held in partnership with the Poetry Translation Centre that was funded by Arts Council England. Readings of the poems will take place on the night.

Come and meet the people and the collections behind this beautiful new book of poetry.

Book via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/al-saddiq-al-raddi-poetry-book-launch-tickets-17322063759

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

Roderick Tye: The Human Presence

Roderick Tye: The Human Presence

Date: Monday 28 September - Friday 18 December 2015 | Time: Mon-Fri, 1pm-5pm | Location: UCl Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE, drop-in | Age group: Parental guidance advised

Roderick Tye: The Human Presence, is an exhibition featuring the work of Roderick Tye (1959-2009), celebrated sculptor and dedicated fisherman. Curated by former colleagues at the Slade School of Fine Art in collaboration with UCL Art Museum, UCL Pathology Collections and UCL Anatomy Department, the display will present Tye's figurative sculptures and drawings.

For more information please go to Roderick Tye: The Human Presence

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Patrick Hough: Object Interviews – Lunchtime Talk

Patrick Hough: Object Interviews – Lunchtime Talk

Date: 1 October | Time: 1pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free | Age group: Any

UCL Art Museum and the Petrie Museum welcome artist Patrick Hough to talk about Object Interviews, his current moving image installation at Swiss Cottage Gallery (NW3 3HA). Object Interviews explores the symbolic potency of props and replicas in helping form our perception of history through the medium of film and cinema. The piece comprises of interviews with experts, such as an Egyptologist at the British Museum (pictured) and psychologists.

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

Glass Delusions

Glass Delusions

Date: 1st October to 19th December | Time: 1pm to 5pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: All

How do minerals become living things? In this exhibition of prints, drawings, videos and objects, Artist in Residence Eleanor Morgan explores the slippery boundary between living and non-living materials. Her work is inspired by the Grant Museum's collection of intricate glass sponges – animals that naturally build themselves out of glass – they are formed of 90% silica.

Over the last year, Eleanor Morgan has been the Leverhulme Trust funded Artist in Residence at the Grant Museum of Zoology. Investigating the collection of glass sponges, Eleanor has been exploring glass as a material, its cultural significance and how living and inorganic glass interact. Glass Delusions is an exhibition of her new work inspired by the Museum’s collection, the conversations she has had with biologists, chemists, geologists and engineers along the way, and the challenge of re-animating a museum of dead creatures.

The exhibition is free and there is no need to book

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

Publically curated Pop-Up display

Publically curated Pop-Up display

Date: 2 October | Time: 1pm-5pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE, drop-in | Age group: ALL

Ever dreamed of being a curator with a world class collection at your finger-tips? Wanted to put a Rubens next to a Rembrandt to see what happens? Well this Pop-Up display on 2 October could be just for you! We're taking a twist on tradition and asking you the audience to come and curate our Pop-Up display for us by choosing items from the collection to put on display. We'll show you how the art works are stored and managed as well as give you the opportunity to write a new label for your chosen piece to place next to it. You can find out more about this and other events by going to Pop-Up displays.

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

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Roderick Tye: The Human Presence, Saturday opening

Roderick Tye: The Human Presence, Saturday opening

Date: 3 October | Time: 1pm-5pm | Location: UCl Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE, drop-in | Age group: Parental guidance advised

Roderick Tye: The Human Presence, is an exhibition featuring the work of Roderick Tye (1959-2009), celebrated sculptor and dedicated fisherman. Curated by former colleagues at the Slade School of Fine Art in collaboration with UCL Art Museum, UCL Pathology Collections and UCL Anatomy Department, the display will present Tye's figurative sculptures and drawings.

For more information please go to Roderick Tye: The Human Presence

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Drawing Tuesdays

Drawing Tuesdays

Date: 6 October | Time: 1pm-5pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE, drop-in | Age group: ALL

Grab a pencil and sketch book and come and draw inspiration from our collection in our dedicated drop-in drawing sessions on the first Tuesday of the month. We will provide pencils and paper for you to sketch with.

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Black History Month: Ancient Egyptian Style & African Hair

Black History Month: Ancient Egyptian Style & African Hair

Date: Tuesday 6 October | Time: 6-8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free - book via email below or via http://uclu.org/whats-on/black-history-month | Age group: Any

Join Kandace Chimibiri at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology to find out more about African hair, style and haircare in Ancient Egypt. Some of our combs from our stores will also be on display so that you can take a closer look with our curatorial assistant Pia Edqvist and panels from the African Combs exhibition at Cambridge

We will explore the physical evidence for haircare in Ancient Egypt, the contemporary politics of hair and celebrate African hair in all its styles.

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

Grant Museum After Hours: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Grant Museum After Hours: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Date: 6th October | Time: 6.30pm to 9pm | Location: J.Z. Young Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults

The night owls amongst you can join the bats, aardvarks, hedgehogs and other nocturnal specimens to enjoy the Grant Museum at night. From the bizarre to the incredible, our film night, late opening, talk and open mic night will make you take another look at the natural world.

Sailors beware! Tales of attacks on ships by a mysterious ‘sea creature’ lead an intrepid team led by naturalist Professor Aronnax and professional whaler Ned Land to investigate. But all is not as it seems as the team encounter the enigmatic Captain Nemo and begin an epic underwater adventure. Join Historian of Biology and film-buff Professor Joe Cain as he shares his love of this classic film. The film is followed by a free wine reception at the Museum.

This event is free and there is no need to book

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

Glass Delusion exhibition talk: Artist in Conversation

Glass Delusion exhibition talk: Artist in Conversation

Date: 7th October | Time: 1pm to 2pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults

Join historians, scientists and artists as they discuss their research and some of specimens from the Museum’s collection that inspired the artworks of Glass Delusions. Find out more about the exhibition and the techniques used to create Glass Delusions with our Leverhulme Trust funded artist in residence Eleanor Morgan. Don’t worry if you can’t stay for the whole hour, doors open at 1pm, talks start at 1.15pm and lasts 30 minutes with the speaker on hand till 2pm. Stay for the whole hour or just dip in for the talk over your lunchtime.

This event is part of the Glass Delusions exhibition event series.

The event is free and there is no need to book

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

Student Welcome

Student Welcome

Date: 7 October | Time: 5.30 - 7.30pm | Location: Petrie Musuem of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free - drop in! | Age group: Students

Come and explore the Petrie Museum over a glass of wine and meet the staff, as well as other students and volunteers.

You can also find out more about improving your CV by volunteering at the Petrie Museum and / or how to apply to be on UCL Museums Student panel, joining the Friends of the Petrie Museum. Or just explore the museum after hours in a relaxed atmosphere.

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

Roderick Tye: The Human Presence, in conversation

Roderick Tye: The Human Presence, in conversation

Date: 14 October | Time: 1pm-2pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE, drop-in | Age group: ALL

This lunchtime talk is part of the public programme for our autumn exhibition, Roderick Tye: The Human Presence. Join Slade School of Fine Art tutors and artists Ed Allington, Gary Woodley and Neil Jeffries as they talk about their colleague and friend, sculptor Roderick Tye. For more information please go to Roderick Tye: The Human Presence

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

02076792540 | college.art@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

Glass Delusions exhibition talk: Egyptian Glass

Glass Delusions exhibition talk: Egyptian Glass

Date: 21st October | Time: 1pm to 2pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults

Join historians, scientists and artists as they discuss their research and some of specimens from the Museum’s collection that inspired the artworks of Glass Delusions. Find out more about Dr. Daniela Rosenow’s investigations of some of the earliest ever glass produced and what it can tell us about the politics, society and economy of Ancient Egypt. Don’t worry if you can’t stay for the whole hour, doors open at 1pm, talks start at 1.15pm and lasts 30 minutes with the speaker on hand till 2pm. Stay for the whole hour or just dip in for the talk over your lunchtime.

This event is part of the Glass Delusions exhibition event series.

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

Pop-Up display: Light and Dark

Pop-Up display: Light and Dark

Date: 23 October | Time: 1pm-5pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE, drop-in | Age group: ALL

Come and explore UCL Art Museums amazing collection of prints, etchings and drawings with this Light and Dark themed Pop-Up display to tie in with the Bloomsbury Festival 2015. The Pop-Up will be curated by volunteers and students from UCL who will choose items from the collections relating to ideas around light and dark, life and death. Many artists in our collections have tried to capture and tame light, like J M W Turner and many have delved into the darkest parts of the human soul to create terrifying images like those of Francisco De Goya. Come along to the Pop-Up to see which pieces our students will choose.

This event is part of the public programme for our autumn exhibition, Roderick Tye: The Human Presence.

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

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Light Offerings at The Petrie

Light Offerings at The Petrie

Date: 24 Oct | Time: 5-7pm | Location: The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free booking at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bloomsbury-festival-2015-light-offerings-at-the-petrie-tickets-17966649733 | Age group: ANY

Take part in an interactive workshop in discovering the secrets behind making an ancient Egyptian light offering before joining a procession to celebrate in creating your own light offering to the Gods outside the museum offered as part of The Bloomsbury Festival 2015.

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

UCL Art Museum Film Club: House of Wax (1953)

UCL Art Museum Film Club: House of Wax (1953)

Date: Monday 26 October | Time: 6.30pm-9pm | Location: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE, suggested donation of £5 | Age group: Over 15's only

"Everything I ever loved has been taken away from me, but not you my Marie Antoinette for I will give you eternal life" so says the sinister Professor Henry Jarod in the 1950's horror classic, The House of Wax (1953). Staring the master of horror himself, Vincent Price, the film tells the story of a disfigured sculptor who re-populates his destroyed wax museum by murdering people and using their wax-coated corpses as displays. Before watching the film there will be an introductory talk on the history of wax work models in art and a chance to see some of our anatomical drawings from the collection.

The event is free but a £5 donation is suggested.

A glass of wine and popcorn will be provided.

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

02076792540 | college.art@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

A Tribute to Christopher Lee

A Tribute to Christopher Lee

Date: 31 October 2015 | Time: 6-8pm | Location: The Petrie Museum | Price: £5 donation requested https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-tribute-to-christopher-lee-tickets-17966309716 | Age group: 18+

Join Egyptologist John J Johnston as he looks back over the life and career of the iconic British actor, Sir Christopher Lee. This heavily illustrated lecture will consider his substantial contribution to the public's understanding of the ancient world through a tremendous body of work, spanning six decades, filled with Pharaohs, villainous high priests, singleminded archaeologists, and, of course, living mummies.

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

Grant Museum After Hours: Halloween

Grant Museum After Hours: Halloween

Date: 31st October | Time: 6.30pm to 9pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: £5 | Age group: Adults

The night owls amongst you can join the bats, aardvarks, hedgehogs and other nocturnal specimens to enjoy the Grant Museum at night. From the bizarre to the incredible, our film night, late opening, talks and open mic night will make you take another look at the natural world.

Where better to spend Halloween than in a room of scary skeletons and skulls? If it’s “Eye of newt, and toe of frog” or “Wool of bat, and tongue of dog”, we’ve got all you could want for cooking up some toil and trouble this All Hallow’s Eve. Join us, if you dare, for a special late opening and discover the Museum after-dark, enjoy a drink and uncover some ghoulish animal facts along the way with Halloween themed specimen labels. There is no need to book, tickets are sold on the door and cost £5, which includes a free glass of wine. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed visitors. For a chance to win, all you have to do is tweet a photo of yourself in the Museum in costume @grantmuseum.

Tickets are £5 and include a free glass of wine and there is no need to book

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

Drawing Tuesdays

Drawing Tuesdays

Date: 3 November | Time: 1pm-5pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE, drop-in | Age group: ALL

Grab a pencil and sketch book and come and draw inspiration from our collection in our dedicated drop-in drawing sessions on the first Tuesday of the month. We will provide pencils and paper for you to sketch with.

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Glass Delusions exhibition talk: Glass Sponges - The Living Glass

Glass Delusions exhibition talk: Glass Sponges - The Living Glass

Date: 4th November | Time: 1pm to 2pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults

Join historians, scientists and artists as they discuss their research and some of specimens from the Museum’s collection that inspired the artworks of Glass Delusions. Find out more about Dr. Kate Hendry’s research on the chemistry of the enigmatic glass sponges and what these deep sea creatures can tell us the climate of the past. Don’t worry if you can’t stay for the whole hour, doors open at 1pm, talks start at 1.15pm and lasts 30 minutes with the speaker on hand till 2pm. Stay for the whole hour or just dip in for the talk over your lunchtime.


This event is part of the Glass Delusions exhibition event series.

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

Flesh and bone: bodies in UCL collections

Flesh and bone: bodies in UCL collections

Date: 4 November | Time: 1pm-2pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE, drop-in | Age group: ALL

From the mummified head of 18th century philosopher Jeremy Bentham to human pathology specimens in Perspex containers to 19th century anatomical drawings of veins and arteries, UCL Museums and Collections have a large number of specimens and studies relating to the human body. Find out about Jeremy Bentham's head, the sword swallower’s oesophagus, wax models of brains and drawings of thigh bones among other items. Join curators Nick Booth and Subhadra Das from UCL Teaching & Research Collections and Dr Wendy Birch from UCL Division of Biosciences as they explore and discuss how these collections have been, and continue to be used for teaching and learning across the University.

This event is part of the public programme for our autumn exhibition, Roderick Tye: The Human Presence.

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

02076792540 | college.art@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

Grant Museum After Hours: 19th Annual Grant Lecture - Adventures in Gibbon-ology

Grant Museum After Hours: 19th Annual Grant Lecture - Adventures in Gibbon-ology

Date: 12th November | Time: 6.30pm to 9pm | Location: Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults

The night owls amongst you can join the bats, aardvarks, hedgehogs and other nocturnal specimens to enjoy the Grant Museum at night. From the bizarre to the incredible, our film night, late opening, talk and open mic night will make you take another look at the natural world.

Often considered the poor relation of their great ape cousins, gibbons have received considerably less attention than other mammals, despite the fact that the rarest ape in the world is the Hainan gibbon. Join Professor Helen Chatterjee MBE as she celebrates these charismatic apes, shares their evolutionary history and investigates our relationship with them and the efforts now being undertaken to conserve these beautiful but rare primates.

The talk is free and is followed by a free wine reception at the Museum.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@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

Glass Delusions exhibition talk: People made of glass

Glass Delusions exhibition talk: People made of glass

Date: 18th November | Time: 1pm to 2pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults

Join historians, scientists and artists as they discuss their research and some of specimens from the Museum’s collection that inspired the artworks of Glass Delusions. Find out more from Dr. Carol Reeves and Dr. Bill Maclehose about history of the glass delusion, a mania that swept across Medieval Europe where people feared they were made of glass. Don’t worry if you can’t stay for the whole hour, doors open at 1pm, talks start at 1.15pm and lasts 30 minutes with the speaker on hand till 2pm. Stay for the whole hour or just dip in for the talk over your lunchtime.


This event is part of the Glass Delusions exhibition event series.

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

Jews and Photography in Britain - evening lecture

Jews and Photography in Britain - evening lecture

Date: Tuesday 24 November 2015 | Time: 6.30pm-7.45pm | Location: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Join us for a lecture by UCL academic Professor Michael Berkowitz. Berkowitz's new book Jews and Photography in Britain is the first-ever historical investigation of its type, beginning in the mid-nineteenth century and closing with the Queen's controversial photo-shoot with Annie Leibovitz in 2007. While little noticed by scholars and critics, the factor of ethnic difference in photography has been critical in the development of a distinctive visual culture in the UK.

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

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Petrie Film Club presents: Celebrating Sutekh: 40 Years of Pyramids of Mars

Petrie Film Club presents: Celebrating Sutekh: 40 Years of Pyramids of Mars

Date: 26 Nov | Time: 6-8.30pm | Location: The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free £5 donation requested booking via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/petrie-film-club-presents-celebrating-sutekh-40-years-of-pyramids-of-mars-tickets-17965697886 | Age group: ANY

As one of the most renowned Doctor Who serials, Pyramids of Mars (BBC, Paddy Russell, 1975), reaches its 40th anniversary, join Egyptologist John J Johnston, as he celebrates this most Egyptological of the Doctor’s adventures in the unique surroundings of the Petrie Museum. Utilising objects from the collection, this lecture considers the ways in which the history, mythology and iconography of ancient Egypt drive and inform this tale of Gothic horror and ancient extraterrestrials.

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

Pop-Up display and performance: Anja Olofgörs

Pop-Up display and performance: Anja Olofgörs

Date: 27 November | Time: 1pm-5pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6B | Price: FREE, drop-in | Age group: ALL

Join us on 27 November for a special Pop-Up display curated by artist Anja Olofgörs who won the Slade William Coldstream Prize 2015. The prize is awarded annually in June as a purchase prize for outstanding achievement and the art work then becomes a part of UCL Art Museum's Collection. We're delighted to welcome Anja to the Art Museum to choose work from the collection that speaks to her artistic practice. In her prize winning piece Social Constructs Anja explores the impact of gender and space on our bodies. She is interested in how various forms or various modalities of spatial experience control our bodily activities and behaviours, and the effect this has on our self-perception. She will be performing her piece Social Constructs from 1pm-2pm on the day. You can find out more about this and other events by going to Pop-Up displays.

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

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Drawing Tuesdays

Drawing Tuesdays

Date: 1 December | Time: 1pm-5pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6B | Price: FREE, drop-in | Age group: ALL

Grab a pencil and sketch book and come and draw inspiration from our collection in our dedicated drop-in drawing sessions on the first Tuesday of the month. We will provide pencils and paper for you to sketch with.

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Grant Museum After Hours: Animal Showoff

Grant Museum After Hours: Animal Showoff

Date: 1st December | Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: £6 | Age group: Adults

The night owls amongst you can join the bats, aardvarks, hedgehogs and other nocturnal specimens to enjoy the Grant Museum at night. From the bizarre to the incredible, our film night, late opening, talk and open mic night will make you take another look at the natural world.

Animal Showoff is an anarchic night in celebration of the natural world. Expect science, jokes, music, stories and laughter as we hear six incredible researchers show off as hard as they can about a chosen animal*.

*warning, may also contain plants, rocks and fossils.

Booking opens 15th September and tickets are £6 and can be booked via http://animalshowoff1.eventbrite.co.uk

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

UCL Art Museum Film Club: La Dolce Vita

UCL Art Museum Film Club: La Dolce Vita

Date: 1 December 2015 | Time: 6.30pm-9pm | Location: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

In 1984, Tye won the Gulbenkian Prize to attend the British School in Rome, where he came in contact with themes and techniques central to the Italian baroque, and discovered the means to express his belief in the sheer beauty of being alive. We’ve chosen to show Roberto Fellini’s classic film La Dolce Vita to represent Tye’s time in Rome and the passions and excesses of the eternal city. The screening will begin with a short talk about Tye and his work as well as examples of other artists in our collection who've been inspired by Rome throughout the centuries.

This film screening is part of the public programme for our autumn exhibition, Roderick Tye: The Human Presence.

The event is free but a £5 donation is suggested.

A glass of wine and pop-corn will be provided.

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

02076792540 | college.art@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

Glass Delusions exhibition talk: How to make a diamond

Glass Delusions exhibition talk: How to make a diamond

Date: 9th December | Time: 1pm to 2pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults

Join historians, scientists and artists as they discuss their research and some of specimens from the Museum’s collection that inspired the artworks of Glass Delusions. Find out more about UCL’s diamond lab from Professor David Dobson and the processes involved in making a diamond. Don’t worry if you can’t stay for the whole hour, doors open at 1pm, talks start at 1.15pm and lasts 30 minutes with the speaker on hand till 2pm. Stay for the whole hour or just dip in for the talk over your lunchtime.


This event is part of the Glass Delusions exhibition event series.

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

Pop-Up display: Revolution

Pop-Up display: Revolution

Date: 29 January | Time: 1pm-5pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6B | Price: FREE, drop-in | Age group: ALL

For our January Pop-Up display we've asked student volunteers from the UCL Art Museum to curate a collection of prints and drawings that speak to the theme of Revolution. More information will be posted here shortly. You can find out more about this and other events by going to Pop-Up displays.

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

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Jews and Photography in Britain - lunchtime talk

Jews and Photography in Britain - lunchtime talk

Date: Friday 26 February 2016 | Time: 1pm-2pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

To mark Jewish Book Week, join us for a lunchtime talk in UCL Art Museum by Professor Michael Berkowitz. Berkowitz's new book Jews and Photography in Britain is the first-ever historical investigation of its type, beginning in the mid-nineteenth century and closing with the Queen's controversial photo-shoot with Annie Leibovitz in 2007. While little noticed by scholars and critics, the factor of ethnic difference in photography has been critical in the development of a distinctive visual culture in the UK.

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

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Pop-Up display: Shakespeare in the Art Museum

Pop-Up display: Shakespeare in the Art Museum

Date: 27 May | Time: 1pm-5pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE, drop-in | Age group: ALL

All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts (As You Like It)

Imagine yourself in the theatre with the Art Museum as the stage for this Pop-Up display of prints and drawings, playing their part in referencing and connecting with the work of William Shakespeare. Curated by Professor Helen Hackett and art historian and Honorary Professor Karen Hearn, both UCL Department of English, the Pop-Up will explore the way in which the collection has been used for teaching and discussing Shakespeare in new and exciting ways. You can find out more about this and other events by going to Pop-Up displays.

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

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk