Ancient Egyptian artefact exhibition on display at Two Temple Place

Popeyes Olive

Popeyes Olive

2016-02-01 16:22:58

A major exhibition of Ancient Egyptian artefacts will be held at London’s spectacular Two Temple Place Museum.

It will run from January 30 to April 24.

Titled Beyond Beauty: Transforming the Body in Ancient Egypt, the show will display a range of artefacts on the themes of fashion and beauty.  

Everything from hairpins to funereal masks, loaned from museums around the country, will be on display.

Curator Dr Margaret Serpico explains: “The desire to unveil the fabulous objects held in these museums was borne out of a long term project to raise awareness of some of the 200 ancient Egyptian collections in the UK, many in regional museums.

“I have always been amazed by the many wonderful artefacts in these collections, objects that I wished could be seen by wider audiences. This exhibition is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate these collections and appreciate how important it is that we care for and preserve them into the future.”

John Orna-Ornstein, director of museums at Arts Council England, comments: “Museums throughout England are home to some of the most fascinating collections in the world, and through our investments we want to see people enjoy these collections for years to come.

“‘Beyond Beauty’ is an exciting opportunity for people to see some of our finest Egyptian artefacts together in one place, unravelling their mysteries through creative activities for all ages, from storytelling and dance, to lectures and music.”

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