Egypt’s Scattered Heritage: public discussion at Iziko Slave Lodge

By MapMyWay
9 January 2020

Iziko Slave Lodge, Egypt’s Scattered Heritage
Egypt’s Scattered Heritage discussion & KEMET: Life in Ancient Egypt exhibition

A public discussion on Egypt’s Scattered Heritage: the distribution of Egyptian archaeology to the world’s museums, will be hosted by Iziko Museums of South Africa, in collaboration with the Egyptian Society of South Africa (TESSA), at the Iziko Slave Lodge on Saturday, 11 January 2020 at 14h30.

The talk will be presented by Dr Alice Stevenson – international archaeologist, museum curator, scholar of Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egyptian archaeology, and Professor in Museum Studies in the Institute of Archaeology at University College London.

Artefacts excavated in Egypt from 1880 onwards are the focal point of this presentation. So widespread across the globe, these discoveries and objects are represented in a number of diverse locations – and Dr Alice Stevenson will consider how and why they came to hold such legacies, both for museums globally and for Egyptian communities.

RESERVATIONS:  RSVP to Jean Smith of TESSA at amunet73@gmail.com or on 073 189 9626.  Please note that the event is free of charge, however standard museum entrance fees apply – R30 per adult, and R15 per child, pensioner or South African student.

KEMET: Life in Ancient Egypt

Following the discussion on Egypt’s Scattered Heritage, visitors will have the opportunity to explore the exhibition, KEMET: Life in Ancient Egypt.

Iziko Slave Lodge, KEMET Like many museums around the world, Iziko Museums holds ancient Egyptian artefacts – some of which became a part of Iziko’s Egyptian collection over a century ago.

A number of these historical objects are currently on display in the updated exhibition, KEMET: Life in Ancient Egypt at the Slave Lodge. Here, Iziko looks at what made the ancient Egyptians so remarkable, what they contributed to the modern world, and whether there are similarities between our societies.

KEMET: Life in Ancient Egypt also explores how ancient Egypt shaped our world today, and investigates various topics relating to writing systems, science and technology, beliefs and religion, recreation and adornment, and professions in ancient Egyptian times.

Exhibited alongside the restored displays, is an Augmented Reality (AR) game – created in partnership with students from the Friends of Design – Academy of Digital Arts – which brings the past back to life, and demonstrates how new technologies can successfully augment the museum experience. The AR game tells the story of an ordinary Egyptian as he passes through this life to the next. A downloadable smartphone App uses the phone’s camera to provide visitors with additional information.

WHERE: Iziko Slave Lodge, Corner Adderley Street and, Wale St, Cape Town, 8000

Have you seen the 2020 Arts + Crafts Map that features the Iziko Museum Route?