Saturday, March 03, 2012

Funding to create new permanent exhibition in Cornwall (UK)

This Is Cornwall

With pictures.

The Royal Cornwall Museum's most popular exhibit will be given its own enclosed tomb thanks to a £233,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The money will be used to create a new permanent exhibition to show what life was like in Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, including a statue loaned from the British Museum and artefacts.

The mummified remains of Iset Tayf Nakht, an Egyptian priest, craftsman, husband and father who lived more than 2,500 years ago, will be moved to an enclosed tomb area in the new gallery.

The Unwrapping The Past exhibition will explore themes of mummification and the afterlife, beliefs, in the home, making a living, the written word and studying the evidence.

Interpretation panels, object displays and family-focused activities will be used to bring the past to life and make learning about ancient civilisations stimulating and fun.

Another centrepiece will be the British Museum's statue of Sekmet, the Lion Goddess.

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