Houston: Lecture on Ancient Egypt and the Modern World

Please join the Oxford alumni for a lecture at the Houston Museum of Natural Science: Ancient Egypt and the Modern World, presented by Oxford Egyptologist, Tom Hardwick

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 6:30pm

“Egyptologist Tom Hardwick will consider over two thousand years of Western engagement with Egypt-from the Roman Empire to the present day. What have different cultures seen in and taken from Pharaonic Egypt? How and why has ancient Egypt's influence remained so pervasive? These questions get to the bottom of the reasons behind the creation of the Hall of Ancient Egypt at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Tom Hardwick studied Egyptology at the University of Oxford, and has worked in museums in Europe, the United States and Egypt. He has a particular interest in Egyptian sculpture, and has also carried out research into the history of Egyptology-the collecting, study and forgery of Egyptian works of art. He is consulting curator of Egyptology for the new HMNS Hall of Ancient Egypt.” 

To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE. Tickets are $18 General Public/$12 HMNS Member. 

Please make your purchases as soon as possible, because the event is likely to sell out. 

Let’s plan to meet between 5:45 and 6:00 pm at the museum in front of the theater so we will be able to sit together as a group. 

After the lecture, Oxonians and friends will proceed to the Black Labrador Pub at 4100 Montrose Boulevard to discuss the lecture and other topics. If you plan to attend the lecture and after-lecture gathering, please RSVP so we will be able to notify the pub.

 
This is an Oxford Alumni event.
 
 
For questions about the AFLSE Houston Chapter contact Pat Kennedy, chapter leader, at houston@aflse.org.