Friday, January 25, 2008

Exhibition: 1930s watercolours of ancient Egypt

Watford Observer

Mummified cats, jarred organs and tomb walls came to Bushey this week as an exhibition about life and death in ancient Egypt opened at the museum.

The collection contains watercolours painted by local artist and Egyptologist Myrtle Broome between 1929 and 1935, mummification and hieroglyphics activities and ancient artefacts including jewellery, figurines and pottery.

Miss Broome (1887-1978), lived in Grange Road, Bushey, from 1907.

See the above page for the remainder of this brief article. Bushey is to the northwest of London in the UK. The Bushey Museum and Art Gallery, focusing mainly on local history, has its own website. The website has an exhibition page giving the exhibition dates, and showing a photograph of one of the watercolours (impressive).

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