2014 Conversation Pieces

Dead Fashionable: a cultural and temporary reflection on the fashions of death and burial

Egyptian Anthropoid Wooden Coffin Lid of Ahmose, painted wood, circa 550B.C.E., Research and Cultural Collections


Tuesday, 18 March 2014




Arts Building, The Archaeology Museum

Join Meagan Mangum, Classical Archaeology, and Simon Buteux and Sarah Hayes from Newman Brothers Coffin Works in conversation about graves, coffin fittings and burial practices through the ages; both in ancient cultures and closer to home. This session explores how times of social change are reflected in burial artefacts; from the Greek Archaic, Roman and Egyptian cultures through Medieval and Victorian Birmingham, right up to the end of the 1990s.

Presented by Research and Cultural Collections in partnership with Newman Brothers Coffin Works