A new London museum ‘Late’ event will give visitors the chance to explore collections, meet curators and enjoy performances from musicians and artists.
The first Culture Late at the Petrie Museum will take place on Thursday 26th September. Egyptomania will be a night exploring the European obsession with all things ancient Egypt in the 19th century, and its powerful influence on the psyche of Sigmund Freud.
Born just three years apart, Flinders Petrie pioneered new systematic methods in his excavations of some of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt; while the founder of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud considered himself an archaeologist of the human mind.
During the evening, visitors will be able to drink a gin cocktail and have their dreams analysed by Art Macabre, listen to music from Auntie Maureen and enjoy illuminations by visual artist Sal Pittman from Klanghaus.
There will also be pop-up talks by experts from UCL and the Freud Museum, including curator Anna Garnett, Egyptologist John J Johnson and researcher Professor Miriam Leonard.
When: 26th September 2019, 6.30pm – 9pm
Where: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London, Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT
£: Tickets cost £8 or £5 for concessions (book in advance)
More info: www.ucl.ac.uk/culture