Join curator, Bryony Renshaw and discover why two unassuming broken Egyptian tribal palettes are among her favourite objects in the Silk Museum collection.
Two broken wooden scribal palettes are among the least assuming objects on display in the Silk Museum but they tell the biggest stories.
Trace the history of the scribal palettes from their use by scribes in Ancient Egypt to their current display in the Silk Museum.
Discover more about the lives of scribes and learn about the realities of Victorian Egyptology, from the impact of women in funding excavations and forming museum collections, to the contraversial world of the 19th-century antiquities trade.
The talk will be held online via Zoom. Donations are welcome.