Wrapping things up

We know that our Ancient Egypt gallery is very popular and that certain objects will be missed. While the gallery is closed, Manchester Museum would like to offer visitors the opportunity to host an Ancient Egyptian artefact.

While the objects are taken off display, we want to try out new ways to connect visitors with the collection. Keeping the objects safe will remain our priority, but we want to see if we can also give people the chance to experience or connect with them in different ways outside of the Museum and in addition to our current outreach programmes.

We are looking for imaginative proposals to host an Ancient Egyptian object that is personally meaningful or that will connect with others.

To apply, please download a form or collect one from the Museum reception desk and return it to us by Sunday 14th October 2018.

Note: To complete the form you will either need a photograph or a drawing of your chosen special object along with a brief description of what it is and what you propose to do, so hurry down to the Museum before 30th September, after which the Ancient Egypt gallery will be closed!

To submit your form, either:

  • Give your completed form to a member of staff at the Museum’s reception desk
  • Post it to: Domestic Liberation Team, Manchester Museum, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M139PL
  • Email it to: museum@manchester.ac.uk with the subject: FAO Domestic Liberation Team

A panel of museum staff will review the submissions and if your proposal has been selected, we will be in touch in the New Year.

Don’t forget: our current entrance along with the Ancient Worlds galleries and Manchester gallery will be closed to the public from 1st October 2018 as we start work on the hello future development project. These galleries will re-open in spring 2021 along with our brand new galleries and entrance.

From 2nd October, you will still be able to visit us, but we will be going “back to nature”, operating from the natural history side of the building. This means that you will enter via the Fossils Gallery entrance, where you will also find the museum shop. The Fossils gallery, Living Worlds, Natures Library, Vivarium and the third floor will remain open for the whole development period.


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