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Petrie Film Club presents The Egyptian (US, Michael Curtiz, 1954)

Petrie Film Club presents The Egyptian (US, Michael Curtiz, 1954)

Date: Thursday 18 February | Time: 6-8pm (doors open 6pm, event starts 6.30pm) | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL | Price: Suggested donation £5. Book via Eventbrite http://theegyptian1954.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: Any

Thursday 18 Feb 2016 6-8pm (doors open 6pm, event starts 6.30pm)
Based upon the internationally best-selling novel by Mika Waltari, this glittering Hollywood epic relates the life of New Kingdom physician, Sinuhe (Edmund Purdom) as he encounters deceit, treachery, and lust within the court of Egypt’s heretical king, Akhenaten (Michael Wilding). Presented with an introduction by Egyptologist John J Johnston. Part of LGBTQQIAA History Month.

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

Make an Amarna Pavement: Half Term activities

Make an Amarna Pavement: Half Term activities

Date: Wednesday 17, Thursday 18, Friday 19 February | Time: 2-4.30pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free – drop in! | Age group: Families

Join us to recreate one of the fabulous pavements from the Amarna Palace in the museum. Find out more about Petrie’s excavations and the beautiful fragments of the palace that were found. Make your own tile based on the palace pavements or wall hanging to take home too.


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

Akhenaten: Heretic, Visionary and Icon

Akhenaten: Heretic, Visionary and Icon

Date: 16 February – 30 June 2016 | Time: Museum Opening Times | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free | Age group: Any

A display highlighting the magnificent objects in the Petrie Museum’s collection from Amarna that also explores the ambiguous and contentious figure of Akhenaten. Considered by some as ‘deviant’, by others as a hero, can we ever know who Akhenaten really was or can we only creatively imagine him in opera, art and fiction?
A themed trail to Amarna material on display in the museum collection will be available to pick up.

Displayed in conjunction with Philip Glass’ Akhnaten at the English National Opera (4-18 March 2016).

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Objects of Desire

Objects of Desire

Date: 25 February | Time: 6-8pm (doors open 6pm, event starts 6.30pm) | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £5 book via Eventbrite http://objectsofdesire16.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: Adult

Join Egyptologist John J Johnston for an evening of engaging conversation with artistes, writers, and academics as they use artefacts drawn from the extensive Petrie Museum collection to discuss concepts of desire, both ancient and modern. Part of LGBTQQIAA History Month.

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

The women Behind Petrie Excavations

The women Behind Petrie Excavations

Date: Saturday 5 March | Time: 11-1pm, registration 10.30am | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £5 book a place via: http://womenbehindpetrie.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: Any

The Petrie Museum is named after Flinders Petrie, but many of his co-workers, particularly those who were Egyptian and female, are less well known. Join us for a celebration of the women behind many of Petrie’s excavations to link in with International Women’s Day. Hear from Lee Young on artists Annie (Pirie) Quibell, Rosalind Paget and Myrtle Broome, have a look at Gertrude Caton-Thompson’s photograph album and hear a talk by John MacDermot on Olga Tufnell.
With the Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East.
£5 book a place via: http://womenbehindpetrie.eventbrite.co.uk

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

The Spotlight Debates: Sex & Sexuality

The Spotlight Debates: Sex & Sexuality

Date: 8 March 2016 | Time: 6-8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £13,50 Book via The Side Room website: http://thesideroom.co.uk/event/the-spotlight-debates-sex-sexuality | Age group: Over 18 years only

In partnership with The Side Room the Petrie Museum are proud to present:

SEX! Now that we’ve got your attention we will be celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) with a Spotlight Debate Special exploring sex and sexuality – from Egyptian times to present day – with three women, who don’t ‘hold back’ when it comes to sex talk but always put women at the forefront of whatever they do.

Sip champagne whilst wandering around our fabulously quirky venue – The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology – before taking your seat for the discussion; oh and don’t be surprised if talk turns to Egyptian sex toys! Audience participation and interaction will be expected and actively encouraged; think less Question Time and more girls night out!

This month under the spotlight are: –

Emma Sayle: London’s proper little madam! Founder of Killing Kittens (parties for the sexual elite); fearless leader of The Sisterhood UK and author of Behind The Mask.

Ky Hoyle: Creator, founder, all round head girl and sexual retail pioneer of Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium; the UK’s first and only multi-award winning sex shop for women.
www.sh-womenstore.com

Dr Jennifer Grove: Researcher at the University of Exeter specialising in the collection and reception of sexually-related classical, and other historical, material culture and the way in which this has informed modern ideas about sex and sexuality. http://rethinkingsexology.exeter.ac.uk

Meet, listen, learn, taste, explore.

Men are welcome as guests of women attending.

Ticket price: £13.50.

@The_SideRoom
www.thesideroom.co.uk

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

Monstrous or Misunderstood: The Furies

Monstrous or Misunderstood: The Furies

Date: Thursday 10 March | Time: 6-8.30pm, event starts 6.30pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free – book via: http://monstrousfuries.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: Any

A screening of two episodes of cult television depicting the Furies in Xena Warrior Princess (The Furies) and Charmed (Hell hath No Fury) as part of our series of Monstrous or Misunderstood: Female Classical Monsters in SF TV. In an introductory talk, Amanda Potter explores the myth of the furies and representations of these female monsters in art, film and TV. Then sit back watch the show and record what you think about it (if you want to!).
Doors open 6pm, event starts at 6.30pm.

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

Monstrous or Misunderstood: The Sirens

Monstrous or Misunderstood: The Sirens

Date: Wednesday 23 March | Time: 6-8.30pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free – book via: http://monstroussirens.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: Any

A screening of two episodes of cult television depicting Sirens in Doctor Who (The Curse of the Black Spot) and Atlantis (The Song of the Sirens) as part of our series of Monstrous or Misunderstood: Female Classical Monsters in SF TV. In an introductory talk, Amanda Potter explores the myth of the furies and representations of these female monsters in art, film and TV. Then sit back watch the show and record what you think about it (if you want to!).
Doors open 6pm, event starts at 6.30pm.

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

Monstrous or Misunderstood: Sarah Jane Adventures ‘The Eye of the Gorgon’

Monstrous or Misunderstood: Sarah Jane Adventures ‘The Eye of the Gorgon’

Date: Wednesday 6 April | Time: 5.30 – 7pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free – book via: http://monstrousgorgon.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: Any

A screening of two episodes of Sarah Jane adventures as part of our series of Monstrous or Misunderstood: Female Classical Monsters in SF TV. In an introductory talk, Amanda Potter explores the myth of the gorgon and representations of this female monster in art, film and TV. Then sit back watch the show and record what you think about it (if you want to!).

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

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