Monthly Archives: September 2010

British Egyptology Congress 3

BEC3 was held at the British Museum last weekend (11-12 September), co-organised by the Egypt Exploration Society, UCL and the

Professor Alan Lloyd summing up the Congress

Professor Alan Lloyd summing up the Congress

British Museum. The event attracted over 200 people, with a keynote lecture on recent work at Giza by Mark Lehner on Saturday evening followed by a reception in the Egyptian sculpture gallery. Images of the event can be found on the EES flickr photostream:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/egyptexplorationsociety/

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Egypt Exploration Society Centenary Awards 2010

Balamun and Yutwul survey work

Balamun and Yutwul survey work

In 1982 when the Society celebrated its Centenary, an Appeal was launched which generated funds which have since been invested with the interest each year used to support fieldwork or research in Egypt by ‘early-career’ researchers.

The 2010 Centenary Award fund is now available, and the deadline is 29th October 2010.  Details on how to apply can be found here: EES Centenary Award 2010

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Curator’s Diary, Tuesday 7th September 2010

The round of summer conferences is coming to an end. The week before last I returned from the CIPEG (the Egypt section of ICOM)

In the garden of the Archaeology Museum in Florence

conference, held in the beautiful Tuscan town of Montepulciano over the weekend of the 19th-23rd August, organised beautifully by Dr Franceso Tiradritti. I gave a paper on the proposed Egypt and Archaeology gallery redevelopment at The Manchester Museum. Representatives from Egypt collections large and small from all over the world attended (the Louvre, Turin, the Met in New York, Brooklyn Museum and so on), and we enjoyed a trip to the Archaeological Museum in Florence where the Egypt collection is housed. This coming weekend is the British Egyptology Conference at the British Museum, organised by the EES, UCL and the British Museum (http://www.ees.ac.uk/events/index/16.html).

Last Friday we held the ACCES AGM in London, and made plans for the coming year. ACCES is the Subject Specialist Network for curators of collections from Egypt and Sudan, which aims to disseminate expertise to non-specialist curators of Egypt collections in the UK – there are around 200 Egypt collections in UK museum and only 16 subject specialists in post.

This week and next I have two Archaeology students on placement, photographing the Predynastic pottery and uploading the images to the collections database. The Predynastic pottery collection is very good and has been little studied, so hopefully this will encourage researchers to come and look at it. And on September 20th it’s Freshers’ week, and we go in to teaching again!

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Egypt Exploration Society: Amelia Edwards fund

The Egypt Exploration is launching the second round of Amelia Edwards projects this Autumn. The Amelia Edwards projects are small scale research and excavation projects with clear outcomes. Information on the last round of projects can be found here:

http://www.ees.ac.uk/research/ameliabedwards-projects.html

This year the Amelia Edwards fund will support the exciting work in Tell Mutubis and Tell Basta. As in previous years, the projects will be monitored and clearly defined, allowing donors to keep track of the progress made on site and to see the difference that their contribution has made. This year Vicky, the new EES Development Director, will be on hand (and on the end of a phone) to give verbal updates on the projects and to ensure that short bulletins from the field directors are received by our donors as the project develops. Further information on the projects at Tell Mutubis and Tell Basta is available here: Amelia Edwards Projects 2010

Support the Amelia Edwards Projects 2010 via the Big Give and your donation could be worth twice as much to us! Get involved today at http://www.thebiggive.org.uk/pledge/ees

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