Egypt uncovered

Emma-Kate Lanyon of Shrewsbury Museum with Val.

Emma-Kate Lanyon of Shrewsbury Museum with Val.

Contributing Editor Val Baynton had a chance to step back to Egyptian times when she attended the opening of the latest exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery at its Music Hall. The Secret Egypt – Unravelling Truth from Myth exhibition reveals 150 objects including statuary, coffins, and animal and human mummies, and explores some of the myths linked to ancient Egypt such as the curse of the mummy. The exhibition, one of a varied events programme, runs until 26th April and has been prepared by Shrewsbury Museum’s curator, Emma-Kate Lanyon, in partnership with the Birmingham Museums Trust and the Herbert Art Gallery in Coventry, and is supported by Arts Council England. Val reports that it was lovely to return to the fabulous museum. This exhibition, like all the museum’s thoughtfully presented displays drawn from its collection of over 300,000 items ranging from fossilised rain drops to Queen Victoria’s stockings, is well worth a visit and groups can be certain of a warm welcome. Val also adds that, since the museum opened last April, over 60,000 people, including international visitors from Chile, Japan and the USA, have visited.