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Come and Create…

Saturday 30th November 

Family Friendly Crafts

Spend your Saturday 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


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. 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

Taliesin Create, Studio

£1 per craft


Come and Create…

Friday 3rd January

Family Friendly Crafts

Spend your Christmas Holiday 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…

Saturday 11th January

Family Friendly Crafts

Spend your Saturday 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


The Conservation of Egyptian Artefacts

@CUConservation

Wednesday 22nd January

A Friends of the Egypt Centre Talk by Phil Parks of Cardiff University

Phil Parkes has worked as a conservator based at Cardiff University for over 25 years. During this time, he has conserved a wide range of Egyptian artefacts for museums and private collectors. This talk will discuss the analysis and conservation of a number of these artefacts including coffin 118 from the Egypt Centre collection and the reconstruction of a doorway from beneath the Pyramid of Djoser.

Doors open at 6.30pm with talk starting at 7.00pm

Mall Room, Taliesin Create

Free for members or £3 for non members

Annual Membership from £10


How to Become Divine!

Tuesday 28th January

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

In this workshop we will explore the steps taken by the ancient Egyptians to make sure they became god-like after death.

You will have a chance to handle real ancient Egyptian artefacts so places are limited to 15.

3.00-4.00

Egypt Centre, Shared Area

£2

Booking essential – to book click here


Becoming Osiris

Wednesday 19th February

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

For the ancient Egyptians the deceased became one with Osiris in order to enjoy the afterlife. We will explore how the ancients believed this could be done.

You will have a chance to handle real ancient Egyptian artefacts so places are limited to 15

3.00-4.00

Taliesin Create Studio

£2

Booking essential – to book click here 


Beds, mothers and the Solar Cycle: The Function of Beds in ancient Egypt

Wednesday 19th February 

A Friends of the Egypt Centre Talk by Manon Schultz, Oxford University.

As ancient Egyptian beds look very similar to their modern counterparts; we generally assume that they were also used in the same way. In this talk, I would thus like to explore their function and symbolic meaning in more detail. Are beds really the ordinary pieces of furniture that they seem to be?

Doors open at 6.30pm 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…

Friday 21st February 

Family Friendly Crafts

Spend your Saturday 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…

Saturday 19th February 

Family Friendly Crafts

Spend your Saturday 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


The Swansea-Brown excavations on Uronarti: Past, Present and Future.

Wednesday 18th March 

A Friends of the Egypt Centre Talk by Christian Knoblauch, Swansea University

2019 and 2020 saw the first two seasons of excavations of the Brown-Swansea Uronarti Regional Archaeological Project in the Sudan. The project investigates the imposing fortress built by Senwosret III close to the Semna Border – just one of two major Middle Kingdom monuments in this region to have survived the flooding of Lower Nubia following the completion of the Aswan High Dam in the 1960s. The talk will introduce the project, its background, results to date and future prospects.

Doors open at 6.30pm 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 21st March 

Family Friendly Crafts

Spend your Saturday 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


Coffins and the Book of the Dead

Tuesday 24th March

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

The Book of the Dead is found in Egyptian tombs as a means to get to the afterlife. As well as being written as a series of spells on papyri or linen it also featured in tomb paintings and on coffins. In this workshop we will explore ancient Egyptian coffin fragments depicting spells from the Book of the Dead.

You will have a chance to handle real ancient Egyptian artefacts so places are limited to 15.

3.00-4.00

Taliesin Create Studio

£2

Booking essential – To book click here 


Come and Create…

Saturday 4th April 

Family Friendly Crafts

Spend your Saturday 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…

Friday 17th April 

Family Friendly Crafts

Spend your Saturday 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


The Two Brothers of Manchester Museum

Wednesday 22nd April 

A Friends of the Egypt Centre Talk by Dr Campbell Price, Manchester Museum.

An intact Middle Kingdom tomb group from Deir Rifeh is a central exhibit in the Manchester Museum. Discovered in 1907 by an Egyptian workman called Erfai, working for W. M. Flinders Petrie, it contained the burials of two men, Nakht-ankh and Khnum-nakht, who name the same mother on their coffins. Since their well-known 1908 unwrapping by Margaret Murray, interest has focused on the mummies themselves. Recent DNA results cannot provide the ‘magic wand’ many museum visitors expect – but can introduce debates about identity that help break down perceived barriers when approaching Pharaonic material. This paper reviews how the ‘Two Brothers’ have been interpreted over the past century and how they represent much broader problems in the museum presentation of ‘Ancient Egypt’.

Doors open at 6.30pm with talk starting at 7.00pm

Mall Room, Taliesin Create

Free for members or £3 for non members

Annual Membership from £10


The ‘Bird-Soul’ of the Dead

Thursday 30th April 

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

The ancient Egyptians believed there was more than one part to the ‘soul’. In this workshop we shall explore depictions of human-headed birds, ba-birds, which were considered part of the identity of a person.

You will have a chance to handle real ancient Egyptian artefacts so places are limited to 15.

3.00-4.00

Taliesin Create Studio

£2

Booking essential – To book click here 


 

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