In the New Year I will be running two workshops for the Museum’s adult ‘Museum Meets’ programme, looking at aspects of the Egyptology collection:
HOW DID ANCIENT EGYPTIAN STATUES WORK?
Saturday 19 January, 10am-4pm
Statues were central to ancient Egyptian religion, but how did the Egyptians use and understand them? This one day course will examine stylistic developments in sculptures of non-royal people, deities and kings, and address the meanings behind them through textual sources. Using the collections of Manchester Museum, Dr Campbell Price will explore the existence of portraiture, the role of sculptors and the rituals designed to bring statues to life.
EVERY OBJECT TELLS A STORY: WHAT DO HIEROGLYPHS MEAN?
Saturday 9 March, 10am-4pm
Ever looked into a museum case and wanted to know what the hieroglyphs mean? Join Egyptology curator Campbell Price to take the basic steps to understanding the ancient Egyptian writing system, and have a go at translating a series of texts on objects on display and in storage at the Manchester Museum.