Lunchtime talk: The Lure of Egypt with Charlotte Crawley
Wednesday 23 November
FREE, Booking essential
Meet at Gallery Reception
Art Historian and former curator Charlotte Crawley will give a talk about various Norfolk people who have been drawn to Egypt. These include Sir William Paston of Oxnead Hall, who visited Egypt in the late 1630s. Nearly 100 watercolours at Norwich Castle Museum trace the extensive journey two centuries later, by the Rev. E.T. Daniell across Egypt and the Middle East. Thomas Cook & Sons was the tour company hired by the Colman family for their visit to Egypt in 1897, and one of Cook’s grandsons settled at Sennowe Park near Guist.nFinally, a vast collection of Egyptian antiquities was amassed by Lord & Lady Amherst of Didlington Hall, and this inspired in the young Howard Carter from Swaffham, a lifelong passion for Egypt, which led directly to his spectacular Tutankhamun discovery in 1922.
Image: Tyssen Amhersts’s collection of Egyptian objects