Resurrecting Ancient Egypt: A Monumental Yorkshire Journey

Cannon Hall Museum Sat 28 Oct – Sun 18 Feb

From Locke Park Tower to the pyramids of Castle Howard and Leeds’ Holbeck temple, Yorkshire has all manner of monuments inspired by the architecture of ancient Egypt. In this new commission, Joann has worked with Kyte Photography to capture the imposing and evocative atmosphere of such buildings across the county.

All exhibitions are free admission, donations welcome.

Registered charity (No. 1164496)

Gods’ Land in God’s County: Ancient Egypt in Yorkshire

Experience Barnsley Sat 23 Sep – Sat 20 Jan

See a new side to the ancient Egyptians through the multitude of artefacts selected from museum collections across Yorkshire. Explore the stories and antiquities of ancient Egypt which have fascinated our county’s explorers, archaeologists and artists for the last 400 years.

From Sackville Street to the Valley of the Kings: The Art of Harold Jones

Cooper Gallery Sat 23 Sep – Sat 6 Jan

Discover the breathtaking and exquisite artwork of Ernest Harold Jones, the Barnsley born artist and archaeologist. See his colourful paintings and drawings of the tombs he excavated in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, alongside an archive of family material on display together for the very first time.

Sat 11 November, 10.30am – 1.30pm

Join local jeweller Julie Pratt to create a stunning and elegant silver pendant at our Egyptian themed jewellery workshop. Use metal stamps of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs to decorate the silver and simple techniques such as drilling, hammering and ling to create your nished piece of jewellery complete with a silver chain. No experience necessary.

£30 per person. Workshop is limited so pre-booking essential through Eventbrite.

Talk and Exhibition Tour with Professor Joann Fletcher & Kyte Photography ‘Resurrecting Ancient Egypt: A Monumental Yorkshire Journey’

Sat 9 December, 11.00am

To accompany this exhibition featuring the evocative images of Kyte Photography, Jo looks at the way in which the pyramids, temples and tombs of ancient Egypt have been recreated across Yorkshire over the last three centuries, from Leeds’ Holbeck Temple and the pyramids of Castle Howard to Barnsley’s own Locke Park Tower. Photographers Jennifer Robertson and Lynne Fletcher will then lead a gallery tour, explaining the way they were able to capture these very special images.

Free event –£5 suggested donation, email deviniaskirrow to book a place

Ancient Egypt Comes To Barnsley: Study Days

Immerse yourself in the world of ancient Egypt with our programme of three study days. Each day will give you the opportunity to hear from experts in the eld of Egyptology, and gain exclusive insights into ancient Egypt’s spectacular culture.

Each study day is £30 per person, or book on all three days for £60. Booking essential through Eventbrite.


Sat 18 November, Experience Barnsley

10.00am – Welcome to the Study Day with Professor Joann Fletcher and Dr Stephen Buckley

10.30am – ‘Unlocking Egypt’s Secrets through Science: the Analysis of Ancient Artefacts’ Dr Stephen Buckley, the Universities of York and Tübingen

11.30am – ‘Filming Ancient Egypt for the BBC’ Bill Locke, Head of History at Lion Television (break for lunch)*

1.30pm – ‘Bringing Egypt’s First Capital City Back to Life: the Adventures of the Memphis Site and Community Development Project’ Dr Sara Perry, the University of York

2.30pm – ‘Studying Archaeology at University’ Luke Towers, archaeology student, and Professor John Scho eld, Head of Archaeology at the University of York.

*please note lunch is not provided but there are café facilities on site


Sat 25 November, Cooper Gallery

10.00am – Welcome to the Study Day with Joann and Stephen

10.30am – Tour of ‘From Sackville Street to the Valley of the Kings: The Art of Harold Jones’ exhibition with Joann

11.30am – ‘The Pre-Raphaelites and Ancient Egypt: Alma Tadema, Harold Jones and Mummy Brown’, talk by Joanne (break for lunch)*

1.00pm – ‘The Egypt Exploration Society: Sharing Ancient Egypt across Yorkshire and Beyond’ with Dr Carl Graves, Deputy Director, The Egypt Exploration Society

2.30pm – ‘Harold Jones in Barnsley’: a tour with Joann of the places in Barnsley signi cant in Harold’s early life.


Sat 2 December, Cooper Gallery

10.00am – Welcome to the Study Day with Joann and Stephen.

10.30am – ‘Egyptian Bodies: Body Adornment’, Joann looks at ancient Egyptian dress, cosmetics, perfumes and hairstyles, inspired by objects in the exhibition at Experience Barnsley ‘Gods’ Land in God’s County: Ancient Egypt in Yorkshire’.

(break for lunch)*

1.00pm – ‘Egyptian Bodies: Body Preservation’ Stephen discusses how the ancient Egyptians mummi ed their dead and explains how he and Jo mummi ed a modern body with the expertise of She ield’s Medico- Legal Centre (televised as ‘Mummifying Alan: Egypt’s Last Secret’)

2.00pm – Q&A session

Day Three will end with a screening of ‘Mummifying Alan: Egypt’s Last Secret’. This screening is a free activity open to the public.

*please note lunch is not provided but there are café facilities on site


Experience Barnsley Town Hall, Barnsley S70 2TA 01226 772500

Cooper Gallery Church Street, Barnsley S70 2AH 01226 242905

Cannon Hall Museum Bark House Lane, Cawthorne S75 4AT 01226 790270

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