Often a display of mummies is seen as the obvious way to get the public involved in Egyptology. A new seminar coming to the Egypt Centre, Swansea highlights some of the more innovative approaches to inspiring the public with all things Egyptological.

The More Than Musty Mummies: Novel Approaches to Egyptology and the Public seminar takes place on Friday 15 June 2012 between 10.30am and 4.00pm at the Egypt Centre, Swansea University, Swansea SA2 8PP.

The seminar has been organised in conjunction with ACCESS - the curators of Egyptology and the Sudan (the Subject Specialist Network for the UK), which is being chaired currently by Carolyn Graves-Brown, Curator of the Egypt Centre, Swansea. For more information click on:  http://ssndevelopment.org/acces_ssndevelopment/home/acces/public_html/

Sessions include:

Thomas Cadbury and Jenny Durrant

A learning process: The creation and use of a new Ancient Worlds gallery at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum

Jane Marley and Lisa Mitchell

Unwrapping the Past: Concept to creation of a new gallery at the Royal Cornwall Museum.

Campbell Price

Egyptology and the public at the Manchester Museum

Ashleigh Taylor

Volunteers: Inspiring engagement with Egyptology

Sue Giles

The Egypt Gallery at Bristol: the philosophy behind the displays

For more information about the programme click on: Provisional Programme

Click on Speaker Abstracts for information on the speakers and their talks.

For more information on the Egypt Centre click on: http://www.egypt.swansea.ac.uk

Free entry but booking essential.

Ring 01792 295960 or email Wendy Goodridge