Friday, 27 January 2012

Lottery helps British Museum dig deep to save artefacts

The British Museum was told on Friday that it could have £10m of lottery cash to help complete ambitious plans for a £135m world conservation and exhibitions centre on the Bloomsbury site's north-west corner. The museum is still £17m short of the overall cost.

There will also be state-of-the-art science and conservation laboratories to replace the laboratories housed in the basements of 19th-century houses. The lift down to one Egyptology lab, for example, is only big enough for mummified animals and children, not the full-size ones.

The Guardian

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