A review of the Petrie Museum's new exhibition 'Tutankhamun the Boy'.
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Review of the British Museum’s ‘Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt’ exhibition
The British Museum's crowd-pleasing exhibition on Hieroglyphs features the Rosetta Stone, but how does it deal with the complexity of decipherment and the role of Egyptians?
What’s the point of an exhibition? or ‘How to Wellcome change in the museum space’
As I write this in late November 2022, academic and museum Twitter has just seen an almighty row about the Wellcome Collection's decision to close and replace its 'Medicine Man' gallery. (In fact, 'row' probably isn't even the right word for it - we need a new word for these Twitter events, something that encompasses …
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Egyptian Artefacts in the Southend Museum
Did you know that Southend Museum has a small collection of ancient Egyptian objects? Here I look at some on display in the recent Wunderkammer exhibition.
Wunderkammer: Southend’s Cabinet of Curiosities
A review of the 2021-2022 Wunderkammer Exhibition at Southend Museum.
Essex’s Tutankhamun? Learning from seemingly incongruous comparisons.
What do we learn from comparing an Anglo-Saxon burial in Prittlewell with Egypt's famous Tutankhamun?
A Review of the Garstang Museum’s ‘Before Egypt: Art, Culture and Power’ exhibition at the Victoria Gallery and Museum at the University of Liverpool
The Garstang Museum's 'Before Egypt' exhibition reviewed! Pots, palettes, some stunning artefacts and a female Pharaoh.
Artefacts from the Anglo-Saxon burial at Prittlewell exhibited in Southend Museum.
A Review of the new exhibition of the Prittlewell Princely burial in Southend Museum
Re-thinking Beds and bedrooms in Ancient Egypt: Thoughts provoked by Nadine Moeller’s The Archaeology of Urbanism in Ancient Egypt
How did Egyptians use their bedrooms? How do we interpret ancient spaces? Nadine Moeller's new book on Egyptian Urbanism provides food for thought.
The Egyptian Museum of Barcelona
The Egyptian Museum in Barcelona contains a number of interesting artefacts and is a fascinating place to visit.