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A FUSION OF WORLDS: ANCIENT EGYPT, AFRICAN ART AND IDENTITY IN MODERNIST BRITAIN EXHIBITION

Date: 11 March - 24 May | Time: 1-5pm Tues to Sat | Location: Petrie Museum | Price: Free | Age group: Any |

An exploration of the ways in which modernist artists – Jacob Epstein, Edna Manley and Ronald Moody – have been inspired by Ancient Egypt. The exhibition places these artists’ reworking of Egyptian art in context of their political, spiritual and gendered expressions of identity. Drawing on the influence of the Harlem Renaissance and ‘discovering’ African Art, this display repositions the work of artists, such as Jamaican born Ronald Moody, in the public memory.

Co-curated by Gemma Romain and Debbie Challis in conjunction with a team of community participants. Funded by UCL Grand Challenges: Intercultural Interaction as a joint initiative between The Equiano Centre, Geography, UCL and the Petrie Museum, UCL

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


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CONGRESS OF RACES

Date: 6 May | Time: 6-8pm | Location: The Petrie Museum | Price: Free but booking via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/congress-of-races-w-e-b-dubois-and-w-m-f-petrie-in-conversation-tickets-9420148919 | Age group: Any |

A discussion led by Caroline Bressey (UCL Equiano Centre) and Debbie Challis based on letters between the archaeologist W. M. Flinders Petrie and African-American activist and intellectual W. E. B. DuBois on the ‘Negro problem’. These letters were published in The Crisis - A Record of the Darker Races (1912) after the two men had met at the 1911 Universal Races Congress. Part of A Fusion of Worlds exhibition.

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ART MACABRE AT THE PETRIE: EGYPTIAN TREASURES

Date: 7 May | Time: 6-8.30pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £10 Book via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/art-macabre-at-the-petrie-egytpian-treasures-tickets-10867935287 | Age group: Over 18. |

Join Art Macabre on an artistic journey back to Ancient Egypt, to explore the beauty, power and potency of some of the Petrie collections most stunning objects of everyday use in a creative workshop where you will enjoy drawing nude figures alongside the objects.

020 7379 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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EGYPT IN LONDON: MODERNIST SCULPTURE WALK

Date: 10 May | Time: 2pm-4pm | Location: Meeting point given on booking. | Price: £5. Book via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/egypt-in-london-modernist-sculpture-walk-tickets-11069213315 | Age group: any |

We will start at the Carreras ‘Black Cat’ building with a discussion of the popular image of Egypt in the 1920s. Then we will take the tube and/or walk to Jacob Epstein’s public sculpture in out door spaces in London, including Rima in Hyde Park, Day and Night in Westminster and the mutilated fragments on Zimbabwe House (formerly the British Medical Association HQ), which were savagely criticised by archaeologist Flinders Petrie. Linked to A Fusion of Worlds exhibition.

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


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UCL MUSEUMS MURDER MYSTERY FOR MUSEUMS AT NIGHT

Date: 16th May | Time: 6.30pm-9pm | Location: Starts in the J.Z. Young Theatre, Anatomy Building, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

Something is afoot at UCL Museums, a body has been discovered on campus and we need your help to solve the murder. Was it Prof.. Grant in the Grant Museum with the elephant tusk? Or perhaps Mr. Bentham in the Octagon Gallery with the walking stick? Or Miss Edwards In the Petrie Museum with the water clock?

Join us for an evening of intrigue and subterfuge, solve the clues across the Museum to crack the UCL Museum murder mystery. Come as a team of up to five and there are prizes to be won for the team who can solve the case as well as for best dressed detectives on the night.

The event is followed by a free drinks reception and a private view of the Grant Museum of Zoology. This event is part of Museums at Night and is free, there is no need to book.

020 3108 2052 | zoology.museum@ucl.ac.uk


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FROM BROKEN SHED TO POT - DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF PETRIE'S DRAWING MACHINE

Date: 17 May | Time: 5-7pm | Location: The Petrie Museum | Price: Free but book via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/from-broken-shed-to-pot-discover-the-magic-of-petries-drawing-machine-tickets-11069552329 | Age group: ANY |


As part of Museums at Night and led by Studio Manifold join us for an evening of drawing and sketching using a replica of Petrie’s drawing machine. His homemade contraption was used to identify from broken pot fragments just what the original pot would have looked like.

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


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PHALLIC POTS

Date: 22 May | Time: 6-8pm talk starts at 6.30pm | Location: The Petrie Museum | Price: Free but booking through events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk | Age group: 18 Plus |

Explore our unusual terracotta pots depicting enormous phalluses being led in a procession as well as the relationship Egyptologists such as Petrie had with such sexually explicit material they uncovered in Egypt. With Jennifer Grove, researcher at Sex and History Project, University of Exeter.

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


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PETRIE FILM CLUB PRESENTS THE CAT CREATURE (CURTIS HARRINGTON ,1973)

Date: 28 May | Time: Doors door open at 6pm and talk and film begins at 6.30pm. | Location: The Petrie Museum | Price: Free but booking essential on Eventbrite | Age group: 18+ |

A rare opportunity to see this television movie from the pen of Robert Bloch, master of the macabre short story and original author of 'Psycho,' involving a cursed amulet and feline terrors from Egypt's ancient past. Introduced by Egyptologist John J Johnston.

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


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NEW POEMS

Date: 29 May | Time: 6-8pm | Location: The Petrie Museum | Price: Free but book through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/new-poems-from-al-saddiq-al-raddi-tickets-11069265471 | Age group: Any |

Join Sudanese poet Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi and the Poetry Translation Centre for the first reading of his poems in Arabic with English translations in response to the museum’s collections from Meroë, Sudan. Poet in residency funded by Arts Council England.

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


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FESTIVAL OF POTS: CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF THE FRIENDS OF THE PETRIE MUSEUM

Date: Saturday 7 June | Time: 12-4pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free | Age group: Any |

Join us in Malet Place and The Petrie Museum to celebrating everything good about the humble pot. Have a go at making pots watch a demonstration of smoke firing, take part in the pot orchestra and find out what happens to the biggest pot we have made!
A free drop in festival with themed refreshments to buy.

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


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FROM BROKEN SHERD TO POT

Date: 12 June | Time: 6-8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free book via eventbrite. | Age group: Any |

A look at how Flinders Petrie used his drawings of pots to develop his seriation system of dating that led to him being named the father of scientific archaeology. We will be drawing and sketching using a replica of Petrie’s drawing machine that he used to piece together complete pots from fragments. Part of Universities Week.

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


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PETRIE FILM CLUB PRESENTS: XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS ‘HOOVES AND HARLOTS’

Date: 19 June | Time: 6-8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free (donation requested for refreshments) book via eventbrite. | Age group: Any |

Find our inner TV Amazon this summer as part of our themed series assessing fantasy and SF uses of classical mythology in television. A tribe of Amazons capture a male Centaur accused of killing an Amazon princess, and intend to execute him according to their customs. Xena suggests that justice can be achieved another way. Introduced by Amanda Potter.

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


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PETRIE MUSEUM PRESENTS SUPERNATURAL ‘THE SLICE GIRLS’

Date: 17 July | Time: 6-8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free - £5 donation requested. Book via eventbrite. | Age group: Adult |

Find our inner TV Amazon this summer as part of our themed series assessing fantasy and SF uses of classical mythology in television. After spending the night with a strange woman demon hunter Dean’s life is at risk, when he finds out that he has impregnated an Amazon. Introduced by Amanda Potter.
For details of how to join the Petrie Film Club please email events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

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


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PETRIE FILM CLUB PRESENTS: STARGATE SG1 ‘BIRTHRIGHT’

Date: 21 August | Time: 6 - 8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free, £5 donation requested. | Age group: Adult. |

Find our inner TV Amazon this summer as part of our themed series assessing fantasy and SF uses of classical mythology in television.
A group of female Jaffa warriors have founded a separate colony, saving girl children who would have been sacrificed at birth. The Stargate team try to persuade the female Jaffa that they do not have to kill male Jaffa in order to survive. Introduced by Amanda Potter.

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