Sunday, 31 July 2011

Stephen Quirke- Petrie Museum Introduction

Stephen Quirke is Curator of the Petrie Museum, London.

I was fortunate enough to have had the pleasure of meeting Stephen this year. He was in my home town talking about the Petrie Museum Collection and its wonderful founder Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie.

The wonderful lecture has fuelled my own interests in the museum and its founder.

Stephen I would describe as softly spoken, passionate, extremely well informed and truly an inspiring lecturer. From the start i found every sentence littered with factual information which i just had to record, for future viewing. I actually found that i wrote very little. Not due to anything other than the fact i didn't want to look away from Stephen's presentation (complete with a gremlin-filled laptop, which tried and failed to throw Stephen from his trail) in case i missed something.

The video is a very short introduction to Stephen Quirke, The Petrie Museum and the duties of a Curator.


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