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8 March 2013

Learn about the women of the Petrie Museum

A special event tonight for International Women's Day sees The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology at University College London celebrate the women who helped create and preserve the collection and offers a rare chance to get inside the museum in the evening, from 6pm - 8pm.

We are told that the women in question include writer Amelia Edwards, Egyptologist Margaret Murray,  curator Barbara Adam and Pre-Raphaelite model, archaeologist and wife of the pioneering Egyptologist William Matthew Flinders Petrie, after whom the museum is named, Hilda Urlin Petrie.

For more, see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/petrie/whats-on

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