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What’s on in June 2017

GeneralPosted by Communications Officer Sat, May 27, 2017 08:46:17

What’s on in June 2017

New at the Museum & Art Gallery!

Discovering Ancient Egypt, 13 June to 16 September

A temporary exhibition displaying the highlights of Newport Museum’s Egyptology collection, including finds excavated by famous Egyptologist Flinders Petrie.

[This ancient Egyptian wooden hawk was associated with the god Horus. He was the god of the sky, a symbol of divine kingship, and protector of the pharaoh. Horus was also the god of order and justice and the god of the east and the rising sun. This wooden hawk would have decorated a coffin lid for a burial approximately 2,500 years ago. This is one of the many Egyptian artefacts held by Newport Museum and Art Gallery.]


The Newport College of Art: Paintings and Sculptures from the Collections of Newport Museum and Art Gallery, until early 2018

Images from the Stone: An Exhibition of Lithograph Prints curated by the Friends of Newport Museum and Art Gallery, until 3 June

Talks, Tours and Activities

Every Tuesday, 2pm – 3.30pm: Remember when…? Join Museum volunteer Peter Brown and share your memories of living in Newport.

14 June, 7pm – 8.30pm (access before the talk from 6.30pm to 7.10pm)

‘Collecting Ancient Egypt - Early Travellers and Archaeologists in the Land of the Pharaohs’, a talk by Paul Nicholson – Professor of Archaeology (Cardiff University).

17 June, 11am – 11:30am

Art Store Tour. Why not venture behind the scenes of Newport Museum and Art Gallery and peak into some of the art stores? Booking is essential as spaces are limited. Please e-mail to book or for further information.

17 June, 1pm - 1.45pm

Lunchtime talk: Looking after Museum Collections. Find out more about how Newport Museum and Art Gallery cares for the collections at this informal lunchtime talk.

Museum & Art Gallery trails for children are available throughout the year.

Exhibitions and activities take place at Newport Museum and Art Gallery and are free unless stated otherwise. For more information please visit

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