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Egypt-mania at Auckland Museum

Egypt-mania at Auckland Museum

Celebrate all things Egyptian at Auckland Museum on Sunday 17 November as we celebrate all things ancient!

As part of the Museum’s Living Treasures Day series, ‘Ancient Egypt Day’ will find the Museum alive with mummies, as visitors get to go behind the scenes to our archaeology and conservation departments, with the rare chance to visit our 2000 year-old mummy and speak to Museum staff about its care.

Highlights of the day include a talk on Egyptian gods by renowned Egyptologist, Shirley Temm, a tour of the Ancient Civilizations’ Gallery with archaeology curator Nigel Prickett, and Egyptian face-painting by the Academy of Film and Television Make-Up.

Kids can craft their own Egyptian jewellery, screen print t-shirts with ancient hieroglyphs or create an antique Egyptian tile, while story teller Tanya Batt will entertain with tall tales of tombs and curses.

Win one of four fabulous books on ancient Egypt with our ancient civilizations’ quiz and see belly dancing at 1pm. Documentary screenings of the classic BBC series, ‘The Face of Tutankhamun’ from 1pm until 4.30pm.

Feel free to come dressed in bandages.

Usual admission applies: entry by donation, $5 is suggested, children are free. Open 10am – 5pm.

Living Treasures Day Sunday November 17: Ancient Egypt Day

All Day Ancient Civilizations Quiz. Win one of four fantastic books on Egypt from the Heinemann Library Information Desk, Foyer, Ground Floor
All Day Ancient Civilizations Websites Matapuna, First Floor
All day Find out about the history of Auckland Museum’s mummy and the process of mummification by visiting our small temporary display Matapuna, First Floor
10.00am-12.00noon Egyptian Face-painting by the Academy of Film & Television Make-Up (NZ) Ltd Foyer, Ground Floor
10.00am-12.00pm & 1.30pm-3.00pm Make your own Egyptian jewellery Treasures and Tales, First Floor
11.00am-12.00noon Ancient Civilizations Gallery Tour with Archeology Curator Nigel Prickett Ancient Civilizations Gallery, Ground Floor
11.00am-12.00noon ‘Sherds and Shapes’: An interactive workshop facilitated by Museum curators that reconstructs pot shapes. Spaces limited to 15. To register, sign up at the Information Desk on the day Education Room, Ground Floor
11.00am, 12.00 noon, 2.00pm and 3.00pm. ‘Bound for Eternity: see the Museum's mummy and hear about its conservation’. Numbers are strictly limited to 12 per session so bookings are essential. For bookings phone Kathryn on 306 7040 Please assemble between the City and Wild Child galleries on the Ground Floor, five minutes before the hour
11.00am, 12.00 noon and 1.00pm Egyptian Storytelling By Tanya Batt Treasures and Tales, First Floor
12.30pm Belly Dancing Foyer, Ground Floor
1.00pm-4.00pm Mysterious symbols! Craft from Ancient Egypt. Screen-print your own T-shirt with Ancient Egyptian symbols or create an Egyptian tile. Small charge to cover cost Education Room, Ground Floor
3.00pm Talk ‘Those Strange Egyptian Gods’ by reknowned Egyptologist Shirley Temm Apec Room, Ground Floor
Screens from 1.00pm-4.30pm Four part series. Duration of 50 minutes each Documentaries on Ancient Egypt Screening the BBC Series ‘The Face of Tutankhamun’. Matapuna, First Floor
All day Come dressed as an Ancient Egyptian

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