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.
Monday, August 01, 2011
Exhibition: Hidden treasures of Egypt will be displayed at Manchester Museum
Manchester Evening News