We are looking forward to this year’s annual CIPEG meeting which will be hosted by the Egypt
Centre at Swansea University. The theme will be “Beating Barriers! Overcoming Obstacles to Achievement”.
Barriers come in all shapes and sizes, and not just the physical ones: museums may have barriers to research; barriers to resources, barriers to influencing decision makers, barriers to networking,
barriers to a diverse workforce, and barriers to audience development. The key to breaking down such barriers is, of course, discussing how they have been overcome in some institutions, and how others may learn from such experiences. As in the CIPEG tradition, there will also be an Open Forum for papers related to general museum work on Egyptian and Sudanese archaeological collections.
On 4 September the Egypt Centre hosts a Night at the Museum experience with an opportunity to see the collection and the museum’s younger volunteers in action. Visits to various museums
and heritage sites are included in the programme such as Swansea Museum, the Waterfront National Museum Wales, Oystermouth Castle and a visit to Gower for a cream tea hosted by InEPWW (Interpreting Egypt’s Past in Wales and the World, a Swansea University Research Group).
On 8 September, there will be an opportunity to visit St Fagan’s, the National Museum of History and Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr. The first call for papers went out in March and the deadline for receipt of abstracts is 15 July 2018.