Ancient Egyptian Treasures in the Museums of the World with John Billman

Ref: C3532405

The western interest in Egypt and especially Ancient Egypt for more than two centuries has produced a rich range of ancient Egyptian artefacts in many great museums of the world. In a series of 'virtual tours' this short course aims to introduce material in the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Ashmolean in Oxford, the British Museum in London and others as time allows. We will consider artefacts on and off display with objects being placed in their historical and cultural context.

Course aim

To introduce Ancient Egyptian artefacts housed in major museums

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This course is for a group of around 15 students studying in a live video-learning platform conference and an online digital learning environment platform from the comfort of your own home.
  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • List at least three ancient Egyptian artefacts from at least three different museums
  • Discuss a favoured ancient Egyptian artefact
  • Debate an example of continuity in artefacts across different periods of Egyptian history
  • Describe an ancient Egyptian tomb scene or statue housed in a museum today

How will I be taught?

  • Well illustrated presentations with lots of chance for interaction and discussion. No study outside of class is required but newer students especially may benefit from reading an Introductory book on Ancient Egyptian history.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • Informal and ongoing. Most sessions will start with a short, optional and anonymous zoom quiz.

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

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Ancient Egyptian Treasures in the Museums of the World with John Billman

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2020
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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