Category Archives: Museums and Visits

Images of Eternity – Dr. Campbell Price, Manchester Museum

This was yet another great day; hosted by the Kemet Klub in Bristol, with the terrific Campbell Price, talking about ancient Egyptian statuary; one of his favourite subjects and areas. In his own lively, enthusiastic style he took us through … Continue reading

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Two Egyptologies for the price of one!

Today I had a lovely day – with an unexpected extra treat! I had returned to the beautiful Salisbury Museum to give a second talk to Salisbury U3A Archaeology Group – a group I really enjoy talking to as it is a … Continue reading

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Sir John Soane’s Museum – Lincoln Inn Fields, London

I have just enjoyed a special weekend in London, spent with some dear friends from Australia.  We had limited time, but I could think of no better place to take them than to the Sir John Soane’s Museum in London.  … Continue reading

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Senenmut by Dr Campbell Price – Curator of Egypt and the Sudan, Manchester Museum, University of Manchester

Today, we at the Egyptian Society, and D.A.S Exeter enjoyed the most marvelous talk on Senenmut; given by Dr. Campbell Price.  I had seen him give on-line lectures for Manchester Museum (University of Manchester) and had enjoyed them very much, yet … Continue reading

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‘Introduction to Ancient Egypt and Its Civilization’ – Created by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

I have just completed and passed this free on-line course which was run by University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology via Coursera.   I signed up, thinking it would be too basic a course, for me, however, I was pleasantly … Continue reading

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Museum-fest

Yesterday I enjoyed a real ‘museum-fest’: I went to visit the Sir John Soane Museum and the British Museum in London. The Soane Museum was as fantastic as ever – not least, the fabulous sarcophagus of the 19th dynasty Pharaoh Seti l. … Continue reading

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A Pilgramage to Nefertiti – A Long-Time Ambition Achieved

I had always been disappointed never to have visited Berlin – and I addressed this when I travelled there for a holiday this summer.  I was fascinated by the city and what it stands for today, and found it vibrant … Continue reading

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Adorned by Egypt – Egypt in Arts and Crafts – Chris Elliott

Chris Elliot, of Egypt in England began his comprehensive lecture with Egyptian themes in Roman mosaics & frescoes and carried on with a general tour of influences on our own Arts and Crafts movement. Further afield, Piranesi decorated the English … Continue reading

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Kingston Lacy – Dorset

Yesterday, I had a lovely day – exploring the National Trust property of Kingston Lacy in Dorset.  It is a beautiful, family home, built to resemble an Italian Palace. It was, of course, the Egyptian collection that I went to see. … Continue reading

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Ancient Lives: New Discoveries – The British Museum – again!

I enjoyed this exhibition at the British Museum  so much when I visited it in the spring, that I went with a friend to see it again  (see my blog of 22 May 2014) She enjoyed it too, and was as … Continue reading

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