"It is true, the spoken word enlightens both the spirit and the soul. Indeed, the HENDRICK’S Master Distiller can often be heard talking at length to her ‘two little sweeties’ – the delightful and peculiarly small copper pot stills from which the most unusual gin flows."
With James Putnam
Tuesday 6th March 2012
Doors at 6:30 pm, Show commences at 7 pm
Artist, writer and curator James Putnam unwraps hair-raising facts about natural and man-made mummies! Here is a look that would appeal to anyone with a curiosity about this occasionally macabre subject - how bodies were prepared, why ancient cultures made mummies, and how bog and ice mummies were preserved by freak climatic conditions
James Putnam is an independent curator and writer. He studied Art
History at London University and went on to join the Egyptian Antiquities and then the Education Departments of the British Museum having curated contemporary projects both for and independently of the Museum. In 1994 he curated the critically acclaimed exhibition 'Time Machine' which juxtaposed
contemporary art with historical artefacts. He founded the British Museum's Contemporary Arts and Cultures Programme in 1999 which relates to the philosophically rigorous role of museums: to examine and re-examine history, art and artefacts in the light of current cultural-related issues.
Talks take place at The Last Tuesday Society at 11 Mare Street, London, E8 4RP - please click here to buy tickets