An illustrated talk exploring the strong connections between the North West and Egyptology, covering the role played by local industrial magnates in funding early excavations, collecting artefacts and setting up museum collections in the area, and highlighting some of the important artefacts and collections in Manchester and Bolton.
The speakers are all local Egyptology experts:
Prof Rosalie David, who received an OBE for her services to Egyptology, will introduce the evening. She is Head of the KNH Centre at Manchester University, the world’s leading centre for mummy studies.
Dr Joyce Tyldesley is a senior lecturer in Egyptology at Manchester University and author of many books on Egyptology.
Hilary Forrest has recently published “Egyptology in the North West”.
The lecture is open to the public and will appeal to anyone with an interest in Ancient Egypt.
Pre-lecture drinks can be bought at the venue bar.