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This blog is about museum things that have caught our attention from events and exhibitions to new discoveries in the collections.

Egyptian Art

Posted on: 23rd March 2015 By: David Thorold

Egyptian Art

The Ancient Egyptian civilisation was a wealthy and cultured one, so it is no surprise that it developed its own artistic style.   Much of what survives from the reign of the Pharaohs is either monumental or funerary in its design, or both. Human figures...

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Infamy, Infamy, they've all got it in for me

Posted on: 13th March 2015 By: David Thorold

Infamy, Infamy, they've all got it in for me

Most people know at least one or two of the Pharaohs who ruled Egypt.  Tutankhamen, the boy king of the 18th dynasty who died young and was buried in an unremarkable minor tomb in the Valley of the Kings thereby guaranteeing his...

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