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23 February 2012

Truro museum receives financial boost

A museum in Cornwall has received a huge financial boost to help it launch a new ancient world exhibition in June.

 The Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro has been given £233,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, money that will be pumped into a display titled Unwrapping the Past, which will showcase the museum’s mummified remains of Egyptian priest Iset Tayf Nakht.

Interpretation panels and object displays whilst family-focused activities will also help bringing Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome to life.

A statue of the Lion Goddess Sekmet will also be on display, after the British museum agreed to lend it, whilst tours and sessions at the exhibition will be provided by around 20 volunteers.

Head of programmes at the museum Lisa Mitchell said “Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome have fascinated people since the earliest antiquarians brought back tales of ruined cities and pyramids and that fascination still exists today”.

The exhibition looks set to join the many cultural activities to enjoy whilst enjoying a stay in some 5 star accommodation in Cornwall

Image courtesy of Elaine Hamby

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