Sicily: heritage of the world

Sicily: heritage of the world

Friday 24 June 2016, 10.00-17.30 & Saturday 25 June 2016, 10.00-17.30
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
£50, Members/concessions

This two-day conference accompanies the exhibition Sicily: culture and conquest. It will focus on two periods of enlightenment that stand out in Sicily’s history – Greek settlement from the 8th to 3rd centuries BC, and Norman rule in the 11th and 12th centuries AD. There will be papers on recent research, new excavations, and the economy and architecture of the island, as well as highlighting the importance of the island’s UNESCO sites. Registration begins at 09.30 with the first presentation at 10.00.
Organised by the British Museum in collaboration with the Assessorato dei Beni Culturali e dell’Identità Siciliana. 


Statues in contexts: production, meaning and (re)uses

Statues in contexts: production, meaning and (re)uses

Wednesday 13 & Thursday 14 July 2016, 10.00-18.00
BP Lecture Theatre
Colloquium: £50, Members/concessions £35
Joint ticket (Colloquium, Sackler lecture, and private view of Sunken Cities) £70, Members/concessions £45
(Sackler lecture, with reception and private view of Sunken Cities) £30,members/concessions £25
Undergraduate and postgraduate students (UK universities) £25 for joint ticket

Beyond typological and stylistic discourses on Egyptian statuary, considering their architectural, cultic and production contexts can prove both fascinating and instructive. This two-day colloquium will look at how and why they were originally displayed or kept invisible, transported, transformed or buried, with recent research and discoveries providing significant new insights. 


The Museum of Mankind: a recollection and consideration

The Museum of Mankind: a recollection and consideration

Saturday 30 April 2016, 10.00-17.00
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
£10, Members/concessions £5

The Museum of Mankind, between 1970 and 1997 a branch of the British Museum located in Mayfair, is remembered fondly for innovative exhibitions and lively programmes. Curated by anthropologists and archaeologists, it was also important for an emphasis on objects from Africa, Oceania, the Americas and Asia in their original contexts, for engagement with indigenous communities, and for innovations in museum anthropology. This one-day conference draws together the recollections of former staff in a reflection on the Museum of Mankind’s contribution to the world.
Registration starts at 09.30 with the first presentation at 10.00. 


The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation Distinguished Lecture in Egyptology

The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation Distinguished Lecture in Egyptology

Colossal and processional statuary in ancient Egypt: Where? When? Why?

Wednesday 13 July 2016, 18.00-19.00
BP Lecture Theatre
Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture in Egyptology: evening lecture, followed by reception and private tour to the exhibition Sunken Cities only £30, Members/concessions £25

The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation Distinguished Lecture in Egyptology 2016 will be held in conjunction with the annual Egyptological colloquium.

Joint ticket (Sackler lecture and colloquium) £70, concessions £45, undergraduate and postgraduate students (UK universities) £25
Concessions are British Museum Members, Egypt Exploration Society members, British Egyptian Society members, and Sudan Archaeological Research Society members

Beyond typological and stylistic discourses on Egyptian statuary, considering their architectural, cultic and production contexts can prove both fascinating and instructive. This two-day colloquium will look at how and why they were originally displayed or kept invisible, transported, transformed or buried, with recent research and discoveries providing significant new insights.

Please note, to book a joint ticket for the Annual Egyptological Colloquium and Sackler lecture/reception together please visit the main Annual Egyptological Colloquium booking page where joint ticket prices are available.