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West Houst Study Day – Art and Artefacts in Ancient Egypt

28th October 2017 @ 9:45 am - 2:00 pm




Booking your place on this Study Day

Send your name, address, telephone number and cheque (£25 per person) payable to Pinner Adult Education Society, clearly marked Egypt on the reverse, to:
Jennie and Robin Youle, 6 Malpas Drive, Pinner, HA5 1DF
Telephone: 020 8866 0809
Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope for receipt and confirmation of your booking. A place cannot be reserved for you until your cheque has been received and confirmed.  Please note that regrettably no refunds can be given for any cancellation within two weeks of the Study Day.


09.45 – Registration

10.00 – Egyptian Art and Artefacts from Prehistory to the First Pharaohs

Egyptian art and material culture can be traced back to Predynastic Egypt before the first unification of the country c3100 BC.  In this session we consider important early artefacts, the earliest surviving tomb painting, a unique survival of a 5300 year old decorated textile and the contents of the tombs of the pharaohs of the first and second dynasties after unification.

11.00 – Coffee/tea

11.30 – Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids

Many of the canonical tomb scenes and techniques known throughout Pharaonic Egypt were established in the ancient Egyptian Old Kingdom.   These tombs of senior Egyptian officials provide a fascinating insight into ancient Egypt and provide an opportunity without parallel to study ancient art.

12.30 – Lunch Break – coffee/tea provided

13.30 – Art and Artefacts from the New Kingdom

In the first part of this development we will study examples of private (non-royal) scenes from the New Kingdom, providing an opportunity to trace the similarities and the developments across the millennium since the Old Kingdom art studied in the previous session. We will conclude our day by looking at the royal tomb of Tutankhamun, both the tomb reliefs on the limited wall space available and the objects famously discovered within the tomb by Howard Carter in 1922.

14.30 – Finish


John Billman holds an MA in Egyptian Archaeology from UCL and combines teaching with excavation and research. He teaches Egyptology for the University of Oxford Continuing Education Department as well as for the WEA. John is Chairman of the South Asasif Conservation Trust and works with the South Asasif Conservation Project each summer excavating and conserving 25th and 26th Dynasty tombs in Luxor. John is also Chairman of the Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society and his special interests include Archaism in Ancient Egypt and Ancient Egypt Art.

This study day is presented by Pinner Adult Education Society with the co-operation of the Heath Robinson Museum Trust

Image: John Billman


28th October 2017
9:45 am - 2:00 pm


Jennie and Robin Youle
020 8866 0809


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West House, Pinner Memorial Park
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