MUSEUM OF ANCIENT CULTURES
Telephone: 02 9850 9263
Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm (appointments recommended – other times by arrangement)
Themes: The cultures of the Mediterranean World (Egypt, Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Palestine, Rome, Jordan, Jericho); Writing through the ages; New Testment studies based on papyri (the Museum has the largest collection of papyri in th Southern Hemisphere); Greek and Roman coins.
Visits: Junior and Senior high school programs a specialty; Gited and Talented programs by design for upper Primary and Junior high school students; community and curch groups also welcome; continuing education courses. Education programs can be arranged to visit your school by negotiation.
Highlights: Whole collection of 6000 items (Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Cypriot, Israel, Mesopotamian and ancient Egyptian material held); one of seven collections in Australia. Boeotian black-figured cup; Samian-ware bowl; Egyptian mummy and sarcophagus; three sculptural fragments of Egyptian Governor Memi; papyrus collection including the oldes known fragment of the Acts of the Apostles nd fragments of Meric text; and Latin and Greek stone inscriptions.
CITIES OF VESUVIUS STUDY DAYS
Dr Jaye McKenzie-Clarke
Mobile: 0432 347 117
Jaye McKenzie-Clark is available to provide presentations at your school on the Ancient History core topic, Cities of Vesuvius. These sessions are taior made to cover specific aspects of the HSC Syllabus Core Topic and will provide your year 12 students with a olid grounding in the subject. Generall three topics are covered in each study day. Each session lasts for approximately 45-50 minutes, with extra time allowed for questions and discussion. Fee for the day’s presentation is $25 per student. Locations include Sydney metropolitan area and the greater NSW region (for an additional small travel fee). Please contact Jaye for further information.
ABOUT JAYE: Jaye is an archaeologis who has worked at Pompeii for the past thirteen years with the Anglo-American Project in Pompeii. The Project, a research initiative of the University of Oxford and the University of Bradford in England, aims to investigate the urban development of an entire city block adjacent to the Herculaneum Gate. Jaye is the lead ceramic specialist n the Project and head of illustration. She is also working on pottery from the British School at Rome and Reading University excavations of Regio I.0 and is a ceramic consultant for the city-wide excavations conducted by the University of Venice. At Macquarie University, Jaye has been an Education Officer at the Museum of Ancient Cultures since 2003, and lectures and tutors in th Archaeology and Society course at Macquarie University. She has presented research papers at conferences in Australia, New Zealand, England and Italy and given many public lectures n isses relating to the Cities of Vesuvius topic.
FACE TO FACE WITH THE NEW TESTAMENT
Dr Don Barker
Tel: 02 9850 9962
Hear about the amazing New Testament discoveries from the sands of Egypt
Learn how the New Testament docuents were written and copied
Understand why we can have confidence in the New Testament text as we have it today
View one of the earlies fragments of the New Testament
Macquarie Universiy has at its Museum of Ancient Cultures a unique collectio of over 700 ancient documents from Egypt and ne of the earliest fragments of the New Testament. Face to Face with the New Testament s a fascinating look at the New Testament documents and the reliability of their transmission. Dr Don Barker who is a Papyrologist at Macquarie University leads the seminar.
The seminar is two hours long and is held in the Museum of Ancient Cultures X5B (see map on Maquarie University’s website for location).
Cost per person is $24.20 (including GST). NB Because of the university costs we prefer groups of not less than 15 (20 is preferable). If a group is less then 15 the cost is $363 for the group. Parking within the university grounds is restricted to X3 and W4 carparks at a rate of $6 (1 hour) or $10 (3 hours).
Please contact Dr Barker for further information and bookings.