Museum Outreach and Education Programs

Museum Outreach and Education Programs

The Museum of Ancient Cultures hosts a number of education programs in addition to our syllabus-linked school programs. These are open to university and schools students, teachers and members of the public.

Archaeological Drawing Course

Learn the fundamentals of drawing archaeological artefacts, pottery sherds and complete pots. Attendees receive individual assistance, a drawing procedures handout, and a certificate on completion. Conducted by Dr Mary Hartley, Archaeological Illustrator.

When: Three days during mid-semester break: Monday 15th, Wednesday 17th, Thursday 18th April 2019 from 10:00am to 3:30pm.

Where: Seminar Room, Museum of Ancient Cultures.

Junior Science Academy

During the school holidays the Museum of Ancient Cultures runs full-day programs for primary school aged children in collaboration with Macquarie's Junior Science Academy. During the April holidays programs include:

Roman Weaponry - Tuesday 15th April

Greek Archaeology - Tuesday 23rd April

More information about these programs and more can be found on the Junior Science Academy site.

Hieroglyphs Reading Group

A student-led group of interested budding Egyptologists meet in the MAC each Thursday afternoon, working their way through Middle Egyptian texts together. Run for by students, by students. All welcome.

When: Thursdays 3:00pm-5:00pm

Where: Gallery Room, Museum of Ancient Cultures.

Macquarie Ancient History Teacher's Conference: Using Sources - Old and New

The primary focus of this years NESA accredited teachers conference will be on Pompeii and Herculaneum, and speakers will include two of the most renowned scholars in this field: Professor Alison Cooley, author of Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook (2014) and Pompeii (2013), and Macquarie University's own Professor Ray Laurence, author of Roman Pompeii: Space and Society (2010) and Pompeii: The Living City(2006).

PLUS – we are delighted to feature Professor Anton Powell on Sparta. Anton is the author of Athens and Sparta: Constructing Greek Political and Social History (3rd edition 2017) and the editor and co-author of the two-volume Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sparta (2018). Other world-leading professors will speak on Egypt, Alexander the Great, Persia and Rome. The conference program will be rounded out with short presentations on innovative learning and teacher-support materials.

When: Monday 6th May 2019

Where: Art Gallery of NSW

More information can be found here.

Macquarie Ancient Languages School

The Macquarie Ancient Languages School (MALS) provides an opportunity to engage with ancient cultures through the study of their languages in a friendly and stimulating environment. MALS offers intensive courses in Greek, Egyptian, Latin (winter only), Coptic, Hebrew, and Akkadian. Our week-long sessions run on the Macquarie University campus (North Ryde, NSW) in January and July each year and are led by a team of dedicated tutors.

The MALS Winter Week is coming up in July (8–12). You can browse the program here.

More info at

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