The Egypt galleries at the Manchester Museum

Tarkhan reed coffinThe ancient Egypt galleries at the Manchester Museum are the most popular of all galleries in the Museum. Visit during school termtime and you will find groups of eight-year olds posing as hieroglyphs (!) or learning about the life of the temple singer, Asru; visit at the weekend and you will find the galleries full of families, interested amateurs and specialists. The galleries display, amongst other things, the tools and personal belongs of the pyramid builders of Kahun, perfectly preserved for nearly 4,000 years, and the complete tomb group of the Two Brothers, of around the same date. The galleries were designed and installed over 20 years ago, and plans are afoot to completely redesign them, together with the Archaeology gallery above on the mezzanine, and present a new set of galleries on the Ancient World…

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  1. SJScott

    In redesigning the galleries of egyptian collection I would suggest that thought to giving space to display more items be given and not to clutter the space with new technologies requiring one to press buttons or to read huge screens with flashing lights! There is nothing better than being able to see and contemplate an item for oneself. With regard to mummies, they will be of little use to the keen amateur egyptologist if they are completely covered.

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