Monday, August 01, 2011

Exhibition: Hidden treasures of Egypt will be displayed at Manchester Museum

Manchester Evening News

The wonders of ancient Egypt are going to be opened up to Mancunians in a very 21st century way.

Manchester Museum, which has a 14,000-item Egyptology collection, has been awarded a huge lottery grant to showcase its world-famous artefacts.

The £772,000 Heritage Lottery Fund cash means work can now begin on a £1.6m project to build a digital inter-active display, using the latest conservation techniques.

Hidden treasures which will now go on display include mummified animals, including cats, falcons, and even a crocodile.

The museum, which receives 350,000 visitors every year, will also create downloadable programmes which allow visitors to learn more about items on their smartphones and tablet computers.

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