domingo, novembro 16, 2008

Egypt Exploration Society next events

SEMINAR: From Excavation to Exhibition - ancient Egypt in museums

Saturday 22 November 2008, 11am – 4 pm (including a one hour lunch break)
in the Committee Room, The Egypt Exploration Society, 3, Doughty Mews, London WC1N 2PG

Tickets (available to members only): £20 (EES members), £15 (EES student members).

This seminar will look at the formation of Egyptian collections and the role of museums in bringing ancient Egypt to the public and as the interface between research-based Egyptology and the public’s perception of ancient cultures.
The seminar will be led by:
Dr Ashley Cooke, Head of Antiquities & Curator of Egypt & the Near East, National Museums, Liverpool
Dr Karen Exell, curator of Egypt and Sudan, the Manchester Museum
Attendance at EES seminars is limited to 20 and early application is strongly recommended. Coffee and tea is provided on arrival and during the afternoon session, and there is a one hour break for lunch.
Lunch is not included but there are many restaurants/cafés in the nearby Lambs Conduit Street and Grays Inn Road. Members may also bring sandwiches to eat in the Office.

STUDY DAY: Every Beautiful Thing: materials, craft and technology in ancient Egypt

Saturday 13 December 2008

The Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh St, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

Tickets: £22 (EES members), £25 (non-members) Students: £15 (EES members), £17 (non-members).

09.30 Doors open for registration and a sale of books in the foyer to the Brunei Gallery Theatre

10.20 Opening remarks by the Society’s Chairman, Dr Ian Shaw, who will chair the study day

10.30 Dr Elizabeth Bloxam, Ancient quarrying in dynastic Egypt: fresh perspectives on the technological, logistical and social organisation

11.15 Ms Janine Bourriau, The story of a wall and a drain: amphorae, the non-biodegradables of antiquity

12.00 Coffee/tea and biscuits

12.20 Dr Felicity Wild, Qasr Ibrim and the Textile Revolution

13.05 Dr Janet Ambers and Dr Rebecca Stacey, The Colours of Eternity: pigments and techniques used in the wallpaintings of Nebamun

13.50 Summary of the day’s talks and discussion chaired by Dr Shaw

14.00 Lunch (please make your own arrangements)

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