Although the tomb of Tutankhamun is most famous for its golden contents, some of the greatest ‘treasures’ were the contents of pharaoh’s wardrobe. From sumptuous robes to neatly-folded underwear, leather armour and linen socks, Jo reveals how such things were stored inside some of the chests and boxes replicated within Hull’s Egyptian collection which also includes Tutankhamun’s wooden clothes mannequin.
A special cream tea offer** is available for this event, please select cream tea and talk ticket if you would like this option included.
*Speaker biography: Professor Joann Fletcher is based in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York. She is also Chair of Trustees at Scarborough Museums and Galleries, patron of Barnsley Museums and Heritage Trust and Lead Ambassador for the Egypt Exploration Society.
**Cream tea includes Scone with jam and cream and a drink served in the Ferens café (3pm-4pm)
The Ferens has a magnificent collection of paintings and sculptures, including works by European Old Masters, portraiture, marine painting, and modern and contemporary British art. Highlights include masterpieces by Lorenzetti, Frans Hals, Antonio Canaletto, Frederick Leighton, Stanley Spencer, David Hockney, Helen Chadwick and Gillian Wearing. With a regular programme of events, guided tours and changing exhibitions, there’s always something new to explore. You can also enjoy refreshments in our popular cafe, Venue Hull.