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Repetition and difference

Repetition and difference

Date: Tuesday 10 May - Saturday 4 June 2016 | Time: 1-5pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Students from Central St Martins investigate the French Philosopher Gilles Deleuze's seminar work Difference and Repetition, written in 1968, using UCL Petrie Museum as a resource, inspiration and exhibition space.

Drop-in, no booking required.

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

The Amarna period: volunteer lunchtime talk

The Amarna period: volunteer lunchtime talk

Date: Tuesday 10 May 2016 | Time: 1.15-1.45pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Join one of our wonderful Petrie volunteers for a lunchtime talk revealing the fascinating artefacts from the Amarna period in the collection. From brightly coloured faience beads and adornments to representations of the 'heretic' Pharaoh Akhenaten and his enigmatic wife Nefertiti journey back 3,000 years and immerse yourself in the treasures of Amarna.

Drop-in, no booking required

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

Archaeology and espionage in World War I

Archaeology and espionage in World War I

Date: Wednesday 11 May 2016 | Time: 6-8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Find out more about the role of archaeologists as spies and soldiers in the Middle East during World War I, with Robert Fleming, Information and Outreach Curator (National Army Museum).

This event is the public launch of the Petrie Museum's Heritage Lottery Funded project on the Middle East and archaeology.

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

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

UCL Museums Murder Mystery for Museums at Night

UCL Museums Murder Mystery for Museums at Night

Date: Friday 13 May 2016 | Time: 6.30pm-9pm | Location: Main meeting point Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Level 2, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Back by popular demand is Museum Murder Mystery. Join UCL Museums for an evening of dark noir, intrigue and subterfuge for Museums at Night. Are you a Sherlock or a Sarah Lund or a Jessica Fletcher or a Poirot or even a Cagney and Lacey? We need your help to discover the murderer in our cast of characters, solve the clues across the Museum to crack the UCL Museums murder mystery. Team of up to five with prizes to be won for the team who can solve the case as well as for best dressed detectives on the night.

For more information about UCL Museums and Collections please go to UCL Museums.

Pre-booking essential.

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

This event is now sold out but you can join the waiting list on eventbrite.

college.art@ucl.ac.uk

The Amarna period: volunteer lunchtime talk

The Amarna period: volunteer lunchtime talk

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2016 | Time: 13.15 - 13.45 | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Join one of our wonderful Petrie volunteers for a lunchtime talk revealing the fascinating artefacts from the Amarna period in the collection. From brightly coloured faience beads and adornments to representations of the 'heretic' Pharaoh Akhenaten and his enigmatic wife Nefertiti journey back 3,000 years and immerse yourself in the treasures of Amarna.

Drop-in, no booking required

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

A walking tour of Egyptian Art Deco

A walking tour of Egyptian Art Deco

Date: Saturday 21 May 2016 | Time: 1-3pm | Location: Meeting point: The Monument underground station | Price: £7 | Age group: ALL

Take a walking tour with Egyptologist Cathie Bryan as she leads you through the streets of London to find the most splendid examples of Egyptian Art Deco buildings and motifs and decorations around the capital. Please note that participants will need to bring an oyster or travel card with them as public transport will be used to journey between different parts of the walk.

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

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

The Amarna period: volunteer lunchtime talk

The Amarna period: volunteer lunchtime talk

Date: Tuesday 24 May 2016 | Time: 1.15-1.45pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Join one of our wonderful Petrie volunteers for a lunchtime talk revealing the fascinating artefacts from the Amarna period in the collection. From brightly coloured faience beads and adornments to representations of the 'heretic' Pharaoh Akhenaten and his enigmatic wife Nefertiti journey back 3,000 years and immerse yourself in the treasures of Amarna.

Drop-in, no booking required

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

Family Fun: Shadow Puppets in the Petrie

Family Fun: Shadow Puppets in the Petrie

Date: Tuesday 31 May 2016 | Time: 2-4.30pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaology | Price: £3 | Age group: ALL

Travel back in time with the Petrie Museum and pupeteer Allison Ouvery to explore the glamourous lives of the world's first Posh and Becks, Nefertiti and Akhenaten. Using artefacts from the period when they ruled Egypt, we'll create a magical puppet show about their lives and times, using music, shadows and your imagination!

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

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

Family Fun: Shadow Puppets in the Petrie

Family Fun: Shadow Puppets in the Petrie

Date: Thursday 2 June 2016 | Time: 2-4.30pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £3 | Age group: ALL

Travel back in time with the Petrie Museum and puppeteer Allison Ouvery to explore the glamourous lives of the world's first Posh and Becks, Nefertiti and Akhenaten. Using artefacts from the period when they ruled Egypt, we'll create a magical puppet show about their lives and times, using music, shadows and your imagination!

To book please go to egyptianshadowpuppets2.eventbrite.co.uk

0207 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Nefertiti: defining beauty

Nefertiti: defining beauty

Date: Wednesday 15 June 2016 | Time: 6-8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £5 includes a glass of wine | Age group: ALL

An evening exploring ideas of beauty and the role of Nefertiti as a black icon. Beginning with a talk by Kandace Chimbiri on how Nefertiti has defined (or not) ancient Egyptian Beauty, you can then take part in an artistic activity lef by Lauren Craig that explores the concept of beauty itself.

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

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

Amarna Revealed

Amarna Revealed

Date: Thursday 16 June 2016 | Time: 6-7.30pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: FREE (includes glass of wine) | Age group: ALL

Join specialist in Amarna archaeology, Lucia Gahlin as she gives her insights into this fascinating period. The Amarna period comes during the latter half of the 18th Dynasty when the royal residence of the pharaoh and his queen was shifted to Akhetaten (the archaeological site, Amarna). Gahlin will shed light on this period, one of Ancient Egypt’s most exciting, highlighting some of the Petrie Museum’s finest examples and referencing the current exhibition 'Akhenaten: Heretic, Visionary and Icon'.

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

Akhenaten: Heretic, Visionary and Icon

Akhenaten: Heretic, Visionary and Icon

Date: 23 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 is available.

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

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

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