Friday 19 October 2018

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology - Halloween and other treats at the Petrie Museum

Something strange is happening at the Petrie Museum this Halloween…

200 years after English novelist Mary Shelley published Frankenstein in 1818, her blood-curdling monster still haunts how we think of death today.

To mark this spooky anniversary, Egyptologist and cultural historian John J Johnston and curator Subhadra Das are bringing the creature back to life through their whistle-stop tour of the pop culture that keeps us up at night.

Halloween at the Petrie Museum, Wednesday 31 October, 18:30. £5 tickets will be available to buy on the night and include a glass of wine. Dressing up strongly encouraged!
What's coming up
Open until 22 Dec
Our current exhibition about ordinary Egyptian women, guest curated by Heba Abd el Gawad.

20 Oct
Drop-in for a free workshop, get creative or take part in a performance with artists, activists and researchers.
8 & 28 Nov
Stories from the Petrie Museum with artist Laura Durward.
See the full programme on our website.
Behind the scenes 
Get closer to the collection through the UCL Museums & Collections blog. Here's the latest:
Alice Williams, our Curatorial & Collections Assistant, reveals the secrets behind this tiny mud figure from the 12th Dynasty.
Last month, volunteer Lambert welcomed a group of young adults with hearing loss to the museum.

What gives this tulip-beaker its beautiful black rim?  Curator Anna Garnett describes the craft of the potters who made it.