Masks and masking in ancient Egypt

Originally posted on Egypt at the Manchester Museum:
Acc. no. 123 The Manchester Museum holds two very important objects that provide evidence for the use of masks in ancient Egypt. The first is one of the very few surviving masks that appears to have been worn by the living, rather than placed on a mummy.…

Frogs in Ancient Egypt

Originally posted on Egypt at the Manchester Museum:
An Old Kingdom carnelian frog amulet from Qau el-Kabir. Acc. no. 7122. We recently had a visit from Joy Kremler, a Curatorial Assistant at the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia. Joy was visiting Manchester to discuss the process of redisplaying archaeological and Egyptological collections in advance of plans for…

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…

Transformation

A guest post from Rowena, our Projects Coordinator at the Museum. At the end of September some of our galleries are closing in preparation for the hello future building work to begin. The original Alfred Waterhouse-designed building that houses our Natural History collections will remain open throughout the redevelopment and we are very excited to…

A Culture of Lates

Guest post from Lowell Walbank, Events Supervisor at the Museum. Earlier this year, the people behind the “Museums At Night” festival published a series of Arts Council funded reports (A Culture of Lates / An International Culture of Lates / Late like a Local) on the future and culture of “Lates” in Museums and other…

hello future brochure

A guest post from Alia Ullah, our Media and Marketing Officer Have you seen our hello future brochure which tells you all about our plans to transform Manchester Museum into the most inclusive, caring and imaginative museum in the world? On our cover we have hello future translated into 50 of the most spoken languages…

‘Museum of Me’ project

A guest post by Amy, our Primary Learning Coordinator. During our hello future redevelopment, the Inflatable Museum will be bringing the wonder and curiosity of a museum experience to school halls and community venues across the region. A big part of this will be helping to help keep the magic of ancient Egypt – and…

Out and About: Terracotta Warriors

A guest post from the curatorial team about their trip to see the Terracotta Warriors Earlier this year several curators visited World Museum Liverpool to see their current show, China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors. The hype surrounding the exhibition owes as much to clever marketing as to the popularity of the subject. The…