Explore the Ashmolean Museum’s temporary exhibition Labyrinth through a day of lectures and structured discussion introducing the archaeology of Knossos and the at times controversial excavations and interpretations of Sir Arthur Evans.
This event is a collaboration between the Department for Continuing Education and the Ashmolean Museum and includes entrance to the exhibition Labyrinth. The day will provide expert lectures on the archaeology and wider context of excavations at Knossos (including a lecture by the curator of the exhibition), a self-guided tour of the exhibition itself, and structured discussion revisiting the themes introduced in the lectures. The day focuses on the excavations of Sir Arthur Evans at Knossos whilst he was Keeper of the Ashmolean museum, their political context at the turn of the 19th century, and their wider implications of their interpretation for our understanding of Minoan society. No prior knowledge of Minoan archaeology is required.
The day school will include free entry to the Labyrinth exhibition.