Come along to discover research from the Fitzwilliam Museum Coffins’ Project, including investigations into the making and meaning of Egyptian coffins, and the complex questions posed by ancient reuse of them.

There’ll be table-top displays of real objects and materials to discuss, and hands-on activities using replica ancient woodworking tools and making and using rush pens and brushes to try out Egyptian painting techniques. Activities will be suitable for all ages.

The event is run in collaboration with Egyptology at Christ’s College, Cambridge(Opens in new window) and the Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge(Opens in new window) and is supported by the Leverhulme Trust Emeritus Fellowship scheme(Opens in new window).

This event is part of a series of events led by University of Cambridge.