Recommended age: 16+
Duration: 90 minutes, then participants can enjoy the exhibition at their leisure.
With a career spanning over 30 years, Dr Karin Sowada is not averse to getting her hands dirty. Travel into the world of archaeology - including navigation of paperwork, sandstorms and everything in between.
Over an Egyptian-style breakfast, this long-time insider’s look at archaeology will introduce you to elite Theban tombs and their inhabitants, along with some of the beliefs and practices of the time.
Following breakfast, Dr Sowada will lead our intimate audience on an exclusive tour of Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs where she will share the stories behind some of her favourite objects, before the Museum opens to the public.
Your ticket includes:
- Light Egyptian-inspired breakfast (set menu)
- Expert presentation in an intimate setting followed by Q&A session with the audience
- Exclusive out-of-hours access to Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs
- 20-minute bespoke tour of Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs presented by our expert host
Note: Ticket price does NOT include VR experience or exhibition audio guide.
Dr Karin Sowada
Dr Karin Sowada is Director of the Australian Centre for Egyptology at Macquarie University, where she also teaches archaeology. In a career spanning over 30 years, she has worked as a museum curator in Sydney and as an archaeologist at sites across the region, including Pella in Jordan, the Macquarie University Theban Tombs Project, and at Saqqara, Memphis, Abydos and Dendera for Australian and international missions.
In 2017, she was awarded a 4-year Australian Research Council Future Fellowship with the project Pyramids, power and the dynamics of states in crisis, examining Egypt’s role as a state actor in the eastern Mediterranean during the Pyramid Age of the third millennium BC. In other roles, Karin has also enjoyed an extensive career in community service, politics, and business.