The Lure of the East: Artists and Epigraphers in Egypt


The Lure of the East: Artists and Epigraphers in Egypt


As the title implies, this lecture will tell the story of the various travellers who ventured to the exotic land that was Egypt, from the time of Napoleon in the 18th century through to the 20th century. These travellers and artists left us a veritable treasure trove of the recordings of their travelling adventures. It will be the story of gentlemen travellers who took along an artist to act as a living camera; of serious scholars who wanted to record as much as they could before it all disappeared; and a group of artists called the Orientalists. There will be many beautiful paintings shown, whilst Lee tells the stories of some on these intrepid pioneers, people like, Belzoni, Bankes, Wilkinson, Lear and many more.

Join MAES for this fascinating talk on Monday 8th October. Doors open 7pm – lecture starts 7:45pm. Manchester Conference Centre / Pendulum Hotel, Sackville Street, Manchester, M3 1BB.

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