Members Exclusive Lecture Sunken Cities: Egypt meets Greece

Members Exclusive Lecture Sunken Cities: Egypt meets Greece

Monday 11 April 2016, 18.30
BP Lecture Theatre
£15, includes complimentary drink

Curator of the BP exhibition Sunken cities: Egypt’s lost worlds Aurelia Masson-Berghoff, will introduce the first major British Museum exhibition focused on underwater archaeology for Members before it opens to the public. The rediscovery of the Egyptian cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus, submerged beneath the Mediterranean Sea for over a thousand years, have transformed our understanding of the relationship between ancient Egypt and Greece. Aurelia will explore the colourful multi-cultural world in which the habitants of these cities lived, between the Archaic and Hellenistic periods, telling stories of migration, power, religious beliefs and the transmission of ideas between two great ancient civilisations.

 


Members' Exclusive Lecture Sicily: Culture and Conquest

Members' Exclusive Lecture Sicily: Culture and Conquest

Monday 07 March 2016, 18.30
BP Lecture Theatre
£15, includes complimentary drink

Curators Dirk Booms and Peter Higgs introduce the forthcoming special exhibition Sicily: culture and conquest. It tells the story of two extraordinary periods in the 3,000 year history of the island, whose fertility and strategic position has attracted successive waves of settlers and conquerors. The first flourishing began around 734 BC, when the ancient Greeks began to arrive on Sicily’s shores in search of trade and adventure. In the Middle Ages the Normans heard of the island’s richness and had conquered it entirely by AD 1091. Poised between Christian Europe and Islamic North Africa, Sicily became home to one of the most enlightened and tolerant courts in Europe.
Tickets £15 and includes a complimentary drink. Booking required

 


Members' Exclusive Lecture: Behind Closed Doors

Members' Exclusive Lecture: Behind Closed Doors

Monday 18 April 2016, 18.30
BP Lecture Theatre
£15, includes complimentary drink

Take a look at the knowledge, skill and expertise hidden behind the scenes at the British Museum. Discover what it takes not only to preserve and restore some of the world's greatest treasures but also how we continually discover what else they can tell us through scientific research. Our Conservation and Scientific Research teams will take you through the processes we use to preserve and research objects of all types and times: from torcs to textiles, cauldrons to coffins, and more.
Tickets £15 and includes a complimentary drink. Booking required

 


Young Friends Sleepover: race to the Games 12-13 March 2016

Young Friends Sleepover: race to the Games 12-13 March 2016

12 - 13 March 2016, 18.15 - 09.00
Registration in Room 4
£45.00

Get ready for Rio 2016 by exploring both the ancient Olympic Games and their modern equivalent to get you in the mood for a summer of sport! Hear tales of the athletes of ancient Greece, make your own wrestling puppets inspired by Greek pots and try out the unique Brazilian martial art capoeira. Spend the night sleeping in the Egyptian and Assyrian galleries surrounded by kings, gods and heroes from the ancient world before completing your journey to the ancient games in the morning. 


Young Friends Sleepover: race to the Games 23-24 April 2016

Young Friends Sleepover: race to the Games 23-24 April 2016

23 -24 April 2016, 18.15 - 09.00
Registration in Room 4
£45.00

Get ready for Rio 2016 by exploring both the ancient Olympic Games and their modern equivalent to get you in the mood for a summer of sport! Hear tales of the athletes of ancient Greece, make your own wrestling puppets inspired by Greek pots and try out the unique Brazilian martial art capoeira. Spend the night sleeping in the Egyptian and Assyrian galleries surrounded by kings, gods and heroes from the ancient world before completing your journey to the ancient games in the morning.