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20th—21st OR 22nd—23rd August 

Summer Holiday Workshop

Suitable for ages 6-10

Limited places Booking essential

2 day workshop

Tuesday–Wednesday OR

Thursday-Friday.

Children dropped off at 10am and picked up at 3.00pm each day.

£40 per child for the two days!


Come and Create…

Thursday 22nd August 

Family Friendly Crafts

Spend your Summer Holidays getting creative at the Egypt Centre.  Drop into one of our craft sessions and create something wonderful!

While you’re here why not try one of our trails or Explorer Packs!

Suitable for all ages

Drop-in 

11.00—3.00

Egypt Centre, Education Area

£1 per craft


Come and Create…

Wednesday 28th August 

Family Friendly Crafts

Spend your Summer Holidays getting creative at the Egypt Centre.  Drop into one of our craft sessions and create something wonderful!

While you’re here why not try one of our trails or Explorer Packs!

Suitable for all ages

Drop-in 

11.00—3.00

Egypt Centre, Education Area

£1 per craft


Are they Fake? Model Boats and Swimming Girls

Wednesday 4th September

A talk and handling session by our Curator, Dr Carolyn Graves-Brown

The Egypt Centre is home to a number of unusual boat models and swimming girl figures.

In this talk our Curator will explore these objects and will unravel the age old question: How do we know if they are fake or genuine?

3.00-4.00

Free

Taliesin Create, Studio

Booking essential – to book a place click here


The Lighter Side of Egypt with the Art of Lance Thackeray. 

Wednesday 11th September 2019

A Friends of the Egypt Centre Talk by Independent Researcher, Lee Young

The lecture will tell the story of the artist Lance Thackeray illustrated with his wonderfully witty paintings, while also telling in parallel the story of the early tourists to Egypt.

This month’s lecture will follow the Friends of the Egypt Centre AGM, which begins at 6.30pm and is held at the same venue as the lecture. All Friends are welcome and are encouraged to attend.

Doors open at 6.00pm with talk starting at 7.00pm

Mall Room, Taliesin Create

Free for members or £3 for non members

Annual Membership from £10


Come and Create…

Saturday 14th September 

Family Friendly Crafts

Spend your Saturday getting creative at the Egypt Centre.  This month we will be making Egyptian Finger Puppets.

While you’re here why not try one of our trails or Explorer Packs!

Suitable for all ages

Drop-in 

11.00—3.00

Egypt Centre, Education Area

£1 per craft


Wonderful Things

4th October

Highlights Tour of the Egypt Centre

Discover the hidden gems of the Egypt Centre in this new tour where we will look at the Egypt Centre’s star objects, best-kept secrets and unusual stories.

Suitable for all ages

Meet at the Egypt Centre Reception

1.00—2.00

AND

3.00-4.00

£2 per person


 

A History of Egypt Through the Egypt Centre

Thursday 10th October 

10 week course led by Dr Ken Griffin, Collections Access Manager 

Thursdays 16.00-18.00 OR 18.30-20.30

For more information, click here

Places are limited

To book, please contact Ken Griffin on k.griffin@swansea.ac.uk or 01792 295960


Come and Create…

Saturday 12th October 

Family Friendly Crafts

Spend your Saturday getting creative at the Egypt Centre.  This month we will be making Egyptian Headdresses.

While you’re here why not try one of our trails or Explorer Packs!

Suitable for all ages

Drop-in 

11.00—3.00

Taliesin Create, Studio

£1 per craft


The Mummy; Ancient Craft Modern Science

Wednesday 16th October 2019

A Friends of the Egypt Centre Talk by Bob Loynes, Manchester University

This talk will cover our current knowledge of the motivation of the ancient Egyptians to preserve their dead, various aspects of current mummy research including some related to mummies (approximately 100) in museums across Europe and the USA, together with a brief explanation – a primer – of the science behind medical imaging.

Doors open at 6.00pm with talk starting at 7.00pm

Mall Room, Taliesin Create

Free for members or £3 for non members

Annual Membership from £10


Frightful Pharaohs

Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th October

Half Term Workshops

Listen to real ancient Egyptian ’ghost’ stories, perform your very own mummification on our dummy mummy and weigh your heart in the hope to avoid the jaws of the great devourer.

Learn all about the spooky side of ancient Egypt through fun crafts, activities and games!

Suitable for ages 6-11

Limited places—Booking is essential

Booking will open 3rd September

1 day workshop—Children dropped off at 10am and picked up at 3.00pm

£20 for the day

Early Bird Booking! Pay before 8th October and pay only £15 per child!


Come and Create…

Thursday 31st October 

Family Friendly Crafts

Spend your Half Term getting creative at the Egypt Centre. We will be making spooky Halloween themed crafts!

While you’re here why not try one of our trails or Explorer Packs!

Suitable for all ages

Drop-in 

11.00—3.00

Egypt Centre, Education Area

£1 per craft


Night at the Museum

2nd November

A night full of stalls, talks, activities and a pub quiz!

The Egypt Centre will be staying opening late for one night only for the Museums at Night Festival! This event will be celebrated all over the UK and is set to be a fun filled night.

Full programme to be announced soon!

6.00 pm-10.00 pm

Entry to the Museum is free*

*Some events and activities will incur a charge

Booking will be required for some activities


Are they fake? The Amarna Collars

Wednesday 23rd October

A talk and handling session by our Curator, Dr Carolyn Graves-Brown

The Egypt Centre holds four beautiful beaded collars which the first curator of the collection believed had belonged to the Amarna princess. We will explore evidence for and against this claim. Even if they are a modern confection of original beads, they are beautiful! And you will get the chance to get close up and personal with one.

3.00-4.00

Free

Egypt Centre, Education Area

Booking essential – to book a place click here


Explorations at the Multiperiod Site of Gebel el-Haridi.

Wednesday 20th November 2019

A Friends of the Egypt Centre Talk by Sara Orel

The Gebel el-Haridi, an area of cliffs on the east bank of the Nile just north of modern Akhmim, was the focus of three seasons of survey sponsored by the Egypt Exploration Society in the 1990s. The part of the slope known locally as Gebel Abu el-Nasr was the focus of significant attention in all three seasons. Here there are remains from Old Kingdom tombs to Ptolemaic quarries, to Late Roman settlements, making a fascinating array of archaeological material in a geographically concise location. This presentation will discuss the overall sequence of occupation at the site, and will focus on one of the most intriguing constructions, a mudbrick edifice at the top of the slope up against the vertical cliffs.

Doors open at 6.00pm with talk starting at 7.00pm

Mall Room, Taliesin Create

Free for members or £3 for non members

Annual Membership from £10


Sacred Felines

Thursday 21st November

A Talk and Handling Session by our Curator, Dr Carolyn Graves-Brown

Little cats and big cats, lions, leopards and domestic cats. Did the Egyptians really worship cats? Why are there so many mummified cats? Are those feline goddesses lioness-headed or cat-headed, and what was it about leopard skins? Just some of the questions we will be exploring in this handling session.

3.00-4.00

Free

Taliesin Create, Studio

Booking essential – to book a place click here


Come and Create…

Saturday 30th November 

Family Friendly Crafts

Spend your Saturday getting creative at the Egypt Centre.  This month we will be making Egyptian Collars.

While you’re here why not try one of our trails or Explorer Packs!

Suitable for all ages

Drop-in 

11.00—3.00

Egypt Centre, Education Area

£1 per craft


Dung Beetles

Wednesday 4th December

A Talk and Handling Session by our Curator, Dr Carolyn Graves-Brown

Why was a poo-eating beetle sacred to the ancient Egyptians? Find out in our latest Curator’s Talk.

3.00-4.00

Taliesin Create Studio

Free

Booking essential – to book a place click here


Highlights of 2019 in the Egypt Centre.

Wednesday 11th December 2019

A Friends of the Egypt Centre Talk by Dr Kenneth Griffin, Collections Access Manager, The Egypt Centre

Ken gives us an overview of some of his highlights of 2019 in the Egypt Centre, including his experiences as Collections Access Manager, recent discoveries from the museum and the impact of object-centred learning.

The Friends of the Egypt Centre Christmas Get-Together will follow this event.

Doors open at 6.00pm with talk starting at 7.00pm

Mall Room, Taliesin Create

Free for members or £3 for non members

Annual Membership from £10


Come and Create…

Saturday 14th December

Family Friendly Crafts

Spend your Saturday getting creative at the Egypt Centre.

While you’re here why not try one of our trails or Explorer Packs!

Suitable for all ages

Drop-in 

11.00—3.00

Taliesin Create, Studio

£1 per craft


Come and Create…

Friday 3th January

Family Friendly Crafts

Spend your Saturday getting creative at the Egypt Centre.  This month we will be making Egyptian Collars.

While you’re here why not try one of our trails or Explorer Packs!

Suitable for all ages

Drop-in 

11.00—3.00

Egypt Centre, Education Area

£1 per craft

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