Louise was Curator of Greek Bronze Age and Geometric Antiquities in the British Museum for 13 years. In this very personal take on her adventures working in the British Museum she will take you down to haunted basements and tell you of secret exorcisms carried out there. Several fabulous artefacts in the Museum have curses attached to them. ‘The Unlucky Mummy’ (on display in one of the Egyptian galleries) has a reputation for causing death and destruction – including the sinking of the Titanic…!
Louise Schofield is an archaeologist who was Curator of Greek Bronze Age and Geometric Antiquities at the British Museum from 1987-2000. Her book, The Mycenaeans, was co-published by the Getty Museum and the British Museum in 2007. She now writes, lectures and runs international archaeological projects – previously in south-eastern Turkey, Greece and Albania and currently in Ethiopia. She has just been appointed Visiting Professor of Archaeology at the American University of Rome.
LUNCH FOLLOWS THIS LECTURE (entry to this lecture and lunch by ticket only)
Gade Valley is one of the longest standing member societies of The Arts Society (formerly NADFAS) a leading educational arts charity. (www.theartssociety.org). It is a small, friendly society which meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month between October and July. Venue: Potten End Village Hall, near Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire. Its aim is to provide anyone with a specific or general interest in the arts with the opportunity to explore and develop this interest.
Members are offered an exciting and wide ranging programme of lectures, presented by highly knowledgeable experts. Lecturers are drawn from a pool of over 300 speakers, accredited by The Arts Society and who offer a choice of over 4,000 lecture subjects.
Please see our website https://theartssocietygadev.org.uk/ for details of our current programme.
We provide a free ‘taster’ session. If weather or other conditions require it, we also provide lectures via Zoom.