Ancient Egypt Talks

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Ancient Egypt Talks

7 February, 2015 - 16 May, 2015


Egypt Exhibition 3A Series of Talks supporting the Ancient Egypt Lives Forever Exhibition

These talks all take place in the Museum of St Albans. Spaces are limited so please book on 01727 819340 or in person at the museum reception desk.

Museum Friends receive a £1 discount on all paid talks, please ask at the reception on how to join.


Saturday 28th February 2pm – 3pm: The Rediscovery of Ancient Egypt
A talk by expert Egyptologist and author, Peter Clayton, on the 19th century artists and travellers who increased awareness treasures of Ancient Egypt. £8

Saturday 28th February 3pm – 4pm: A Gallery Talk
David Thorold, curator of the Ancient Egypt Lives Forever Exhibition, will be in the gallery to offer an insight into some of the artefacts on display as well as the themes explored. This session is free.

Saturday 14th March 1pm – 2pm: Ptolemaic & Roman Egypt
After the reigns of the great Pharaohs, Egypt was ruled by conquerors from the Mediterranean. John Johnston, vice-chair of the Egypt Exploration Society, will explain how things changed and how they stayed the same! £8

Saturday 28th March 1pm – 2pm: The Meaning of Art in Ancient Egypt
Dr Campbell Price is curator of Egypt and Sudan at Manchester Museum. This talk will explore ancient and modern attitudes to Egyptian art. £8

Thursday 9th April 1pm – 2pm: Clothes for a Pear-Shaped King: The Dress Sense of Tutankhamun
Rosalind Janssen is a lecturer at UCL’s Institute of Education. She was previously a curator at UCL’s Petrie Museum. This talk will compare Tutankhamun’s dress styles with those adopted by his subjects in Ancient Egypt. £8

Saturday 25th April 1pm – 2pm: Lives of the Pharaohs
A talk about domestic lives of the Pharaohs by Gary Shaw, how they were raised and prepared for the throne. Shaw is a doctor of Egyptology and author of The Egyptian Myths: a Guide to the Ancients’ Gods and Legends. £8

Saturday 2nd May 1pm – 2pm: Egyptian Mummies and Modern Science
A talk by Professor Rosalie David who will discuss how and why the ancient Egyptians mummified their dead and how modern science can examine mummies to recover fresh information about disease, diet and living conditions. £8

Saturday 16th May 1pm – 2pm: Travelling Artists in Egypt
Following the rediscovery of ancient Egypt in the 17th Century, many artists travelled to ancient sites to record the people and places they saw. A selection of these artists and their work will be presented by Marcel Maree, of the British Museum. £8


7 February, 2015
16 May, 2015


Museum of St Albans
Hatfield Road
St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3RR United Kingdom
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(01727) 819340