UCL  IRIS
Institutional Research Information Service
UCL Logo
Please report any queries concerning the funding data grouped in the sections named "Externally Awarded" or "Internally Disbursed" (shown on the profile page) to your Research Finance Administrator. Your can find your Research Finance Administrator at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/finance/research/rs-contacts.php by entering your department
Please report any queries concerning the student data shown on the profile page to:

Email: portico-services@ucl.ac.uk

Help Desk: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ras/portico/helpdesk
Publication Detail
Publicising Petrie: Financing fieldwork in British Mandate Palestine (1926-1938)
  • Publication Type:
    Journal article
  • Publication Sub Type:
    Article
  • Authors:
    Sparks RT
  • Publication date:
    01/08/2013
  • Pagination:
    1, 15
  • Journal:
    Present Pasts
  • Volume:
    5
  • Issue:
    2
  • Article number:
    2
  • Status:
    Published
  • Language:
    English
  • Keywords:
    Flinders Petrie, BSAE, British School of Archeology in Egypt, Egyptology, Archaeology, British Mandate Palestine, Fundraising, Publicity, Hilda Petrie
Abstract
The cost of archaeological fieldwork has always been high, even for someone as notoriously parsimonious as Flinders Petrie. Money was constantly needed to finance his excavations, bring objects back to England and organize publication of the results. Over the course of his career Petrie developed a range of fundraising strategies, including setting up the British School of Archaeology in Egypt to coordinate efforts. Moving his base of operations to British Mandate Palestine brought a whole new series of challenges, not the least being how to generate public interest in this new endeavour. This paper will explore the various methods by which funds were generated to support Petrie’s research, including use of newspaper and radio coverage, public lectures and exhibitions, merchandising and appeals to the generosity of individual patrons. It will also consider how the purposes of fundraising developed over time, and ways in which we can measure the success of the tactics used.
Publication data is maintained in RPS. Visit https://rps.ucl.ac.uk
 More search options
UCL Researchers
Author
Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
University College London - Gower Street - London - WC1E 6BT Tel:+44 (0)20 7679 2000

© UCL 1999–2011

Search by