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June 21 2011

Get a ticket deal to see ceramics by Philip Eglin at The Arts and Crafts House in Cumbria

Extra members can get a 2 for 1 deal on entry to Mixed Marriage(s) Ceramics, an exhibition by Philip Eglin, at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House. The offer also gives you free entrance into Blackwell House, Gardens and Exhibition Galleries. The offer runs until Sunday 10 July

Born in 1959, ceramicist Philip Eglin trained at Staffordshire Polytechnic and at the Royal College of Art. His work can be found in the collections of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Eglin's work reflects contemporary society, mirroring its prevailing interests. He draws on both high and popular culture and from stories and images which saturate today's media. This solo selling show of work will be a highlight in the 2011 contemporary exhibition calendar.

The Mixed Marriage(s) Ceramics exhibition runs at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House until Sunday 10 July 2011.

Extra members can get a 2 for 1 deal on entry to the exhibition at Blackwell until Sunday 10 July. The offer also gives you free entrance into Blackwell House, Gardens and Exhibition Galleries.

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October 20 2010

The Book of the Dead: this autumn's major exhibition at the British Museum

Get a rare insight into the British Museum's latest exhibition, Journey through the afterlife: ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead. Join the exhibition's curator John H.Taylor on 13 November, for an exclusive breakfast, talk and visit to the exhibition

This year, the British Museum's major autumn exhibition will examine ancient Egyptian beliefs about life after death. Journey through the afterlife: ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, will showcase the rich textual and visual material from the British Museum's unparalleled collection of Book of the Dead papyri (you can view the Museum's video about the exhibition here).

The 'Book', used for over 1500 years between c. 1600 BC and 100 AD, is made up of a compilation of spells that gave the dead the information and power that would would guide them safely through the dangers of the hereafter and ultimately ensure eternal life. Because of the age and fragility of the papyri, they are very seldom on display so this is a rare opportunity to view them.

The exhibition will include the longest Book of the Dead in the world, the Greenfield Papyrus, which measures 37 metres in length and has never been shown publicly in its entirety before. You will also be able to see the famous paintings from the papyri of Ani and Hunefer, along with selected masterpieces on loan from major international collections. The exhibition will also feature a rich array of painted coffins, gilded masks, amulets, jewellery, tomb figurines and mummy trappings. Digital visualisation technology will provide new ways of accessing and understanding this key source in the history of religions.

Extra members are being invited to an exclusive breakfast at the Museum's famous Court Restaurant. This will be followed by a short talk by the exhibition's curator John H. Taylor and a visit to the exhibition.

The event will take place on Saturday 13 November and tickets cost £32.

Journey through the afterlife: ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, supported by BP, will run from 4 November 2010 – 6 March 2011. You can find out about becoming a member of the British Museum here.


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October 14 2010

Enjoy A History of the World in 100 objects at The British Museum

To mark the publication of the book, the British Museum is inviting Extra members to an exclusive breakfast at the museum. The meal will be followed by a tour of some of the 100 objects, led by curator JD Hill

A cooking pot, a golden galleon, a stone age tool, a credit card ... every object tells a story. This is a history of the world told through 100 objects we have we have made and left behind. It will take you on a journey back in time and across the globe, to see how we humans have shaped our world, and been shaped by it, over the past two million years.

To mark the publication of this extraordinary book, Penguin Books has joined forces with the British Museum to offer 25 Extra members the chance to enjoy a Prosecco breakfast at the British Museum's Great Court Restaurant, followed by a tour of selected A History of the World objects by lead curator JD Hill.

Tickets are limited to 25. The event will take place on Saturday 20 November at 9am. Extra members can book tickets for £25

You can pre order the book from the Guardian Bookshop here at the discounted price of £18.75. The book is available to buy from Thursday 28 October

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