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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 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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