Friday, August 18, 2006

Re-housing of the Petrie Museum

It was good to read in the print edition of Ancient Egypt magazine, this month, that the Petrie Museum in London has been approved a grant of £5 million towards its move to new premises, planned for 2010, adding to a grant of £2.5 million and an interest free loan of £1.2 million from the HEFCE's Strategic Development fund: "The dramatic new building will provide three floors of gallery space for the Petrie Museum, together with a research room and conservation studio." All 80,000 items, including several hundred from the Amelia Edwards collection, and Petrie's large collection, will be on display or in visible storage.

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