Saturday 7 September 2019

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology - After dark at the Petrie with Egyptomania!

Get closer to the Petrie collection with artists, performers and researchers at our new UCL Culture Lates.

We're kicking things off on Thursday 26 September with Egyptomania: a night exploring the European obsession with all things ancient Egypt in the 19th century, and its powerful influence on the psyche of Sigmund Freud himself.

Born just three years apart, Flinders Petrie pioneered new systematic methods in his excavations of some of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt; while the founder of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud considered himself an archaeologist of the human mind.

Drop-in during the evening for a gin cocktail and have your dreams analysed by Art Macabre, with music from Auntie Maureen and illuminations by visual artist Sal Pittman from Klanghaus. There will also be pop-up talks by experts from UCL and the Freud Museum, including curator Anna Garnett, Egyptologist John J Johnson and researcher Professor Miriam Leonard.

Tickets for UCL Culture Late: Egyptomania in the Time of Freud and Petrie are £8 (£5 concessions). Book early to avoid disappointment.
Explore the Petrie
Free exhibition until 26 Oct
Discover one of the most important artefacts in the Petrie museum: a ship-cart model from a tomb at Gurob.
Sat 5 & 12 Oct
Find out more about the moon in ancient Egyptian culture in our interactive museum trail. Ages 7+
Read about our plans for redesigning the museum's entrance gallery with support from DCMS and the Wolfson Foundation in our blog.