Curator’s Diary, Friday 24th July, 2009

Today is my last day in the office for three weeks – holiday time! It’s been a busy couple of weeks for visitors to the Egypt collections.

Dr Gerry Scott, ARCE

Dr Gerry Scott, ARCE

Last weekend, Dr Gerry Scott, the Director of the American Research Center in Egypt, visited The Manchester Museum with his wife, and Bob Partridge of the Manchester Ancient Egypt Society. Here we are standing by a temple pillar of Ramesses II in the entrance hall of the Museum, in Bob’s photo.

Another visitor, Dr Beatrix Gessler from Heidelberg, called in as she was passing through the city on her way to the airport, so we spent some time in the stores looking at material, and discussing potential loans between our institutions.

We said goodbye to the participants in the International Curatorial Training Scheme (British Museum), Joyce and Aba from Ghana and Hayam and Hesham from Egypt (see image below), who headed back to London for the last two weeks of their stay in the UK. They are flying back to their respective countries today. We have made a film of them discussing their experiences in Manchester and this will soon be available on YouTube.

Hesham, Joyce, Sam (our Senior Conservator), Aba and Hayam

Hesham, Joyce, Sam (our Senior Conservator), Aba and Hayam

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