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20 June 2020

Anna Garnett 'The People Behind The Petrie Museum.

The Petrie Museum is home to 80,000 objects from ancient Egypt and Sudan, and many of these objects were excavated by Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie from sites across Egypt. This lecture will explore some of the lesser-known stories relating to the collection, and some of the characters who contributed to the foundation and care of the Petrie Museum over the past century. 


Dr Anna Garnett has over a decade of experience in international fieldwork projects in Egypt and Sudan, including her EES grant-funded work at Amarna from 2015-17 as a ceramicist. Anna acquired her PhD from the University of Liverpool in 2018 focusing on sacred landscapes in Egypt’s Eastern Desert. In 2017 Anna was appointed Curator of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.