Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Ashmolean Museum opens new Ancient Egypt and Nubia Galleries on 26 November 2011

The Ashmolean Museum has announced the opening date of the new galleries of Ancient Egypt and Nubia (present day Sudan) on Saturday 26 November 2011.

This second phase of major redevelopment will redisplay the world-renowned Egyptian collections and exhibit objects that have been in storage for decades, more than doubling the number of mummies and coffins on display. The new galleries will take visitors on a chronological journey covering more than 5000 years of human occupation of the Nile Valley.

The £5 million project has received lead support from Lord Sainsbury’s Linbury Trust, along with the Selz Foundation and other trusts, foundations and individuals. Rick Mather Architects are leading the redesign and display of four existing Egyptian galleries and the extension into the restored Ruskin Gallery, previously occupied by the Museum Shop.

New openings link the rooms, presenting the collections under the broad themes of Egypt at its Origins; Dynastic Egypt and Nubia; Life after Death in Ancient Egypt; The Amarna ‘Revolution’; Egypt in the Age of Empire; and Egypt meets Greece and Rome.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for pointing this out. The revamped collection will be a worth while visit later this year,
    Stuart

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