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by Amanda Ford Spora
Out the front of the Australian MusuemHere I am at the Macquarie Uni campusAt the Nicholson Musuem, University of SydneyScarabs and once living bettlesThe face of the man who returned by gaze

Exploring how three Australian museums display their ancient Egyptian artefacts and the affect this has on their audibility.

by Emma Libonati, Research Associate, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
Grenfell and Hunt in the field.

Grenfell and Hunt in the field. Courtesy of the Egypt Exploration Society.

A casual perusal of the excavation seasons page or the site guide page of this website will reveal a lot of place names which have the word ‘Faiyum’ in parenthesis.

Jocelyn Miyara, UCL MA student Egyptian Archaeology

Hi Petrie Blog! I've just finished up a year of volunteering in the Petrie while studying for an MA in Egyptian Archaeology at UCL. Volunteering has been a great way to balance out my time in the classroom and the library with some time looking at and handling real ancient artifacts.

by Alice Stevenson, Curator of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
Photograph of Marie N Buckman, Secretary of the American Branch of the Egypt Exploration Fund

Marie N Buckman, Secretary of the American Branch of the Egypt Exploration Fund

Hundreds of institutions received objects from British excavations in Egypt, typically museums, schools, archaeological societies, and universities.

by Katee Dean, University of Queensland
Image PMAN3508 is the stela of Nebuhotep found during the BSAE excavation at Sedment 1920-21 and now in the National Gallery of Victoria.

Stela of Nebuhotep found during the BSAE excavation at Sedment 1920-21 and now in the National Gallery of Victoria.

Image PMAN3528 is a picture of Petrie’s camp at Sedment where Captain Edward Eustace Miller worked in the 1920-21 season.

Petrie’s camp at Sedment where Captain Edward Eustace Miller worked in the 1920-21 season.

Katee in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.

Katee in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

Over a two-week internship, I attempted to trace the scale of finds distribution from British excavations to Australia and New Zealand between 1880 and 1980 within the context of the larger global distribution network.

By Brian Weightman and Margaret Wilson
Glasgow Art Galleries and Museums letterhead

Letterhead of Glasgow Art Galleries and Museums, circa. 1908.

Janet May Buchanan catalogue cover

Cover of the catalogue put together by Janet May Buchanan, 1912. © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection

Women in Victorian and Edwardian times made a considerable contribution to British Egyptology. The accolades and academic positions, however, were dominated by men.

by Alice Stevenson, Curator Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL

What have London’s Kew Gardens, Japan’s Kyoto University and the USA’s Cedar Rapids Masonic Lodge Iowa got in common?  They all care for Egyptian objects excavated by British-led teams in the late 19th and early 20th century, as do some 280 other institutions around the worl

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