Thacker Gallery Ancient Egypt


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Oriental Museum

Durham University Elvet Hill
Durham
Durham
DH1 3TH
England

This collection holds 'Designated Status' on the basis of its national and international importance and the newly refurbished gallery showcases this amazing collection to its full potential. Every object is a treasure and the gallery has been designed to showcase the collection with the minimum of intervention, letting the objects speak for themselves. Statues, jewellery, a sphinx and even a seven foot high granite obelisk are all on display. The world famous ‘servant girl’ statuette is housed here. As one of the few surviving pieces of sculpture to break away from the conventions of the Egyptian artistic style, this uniquely realistic work has fascinated generations of Egyptologists and art historians. This gallery has been completely refurbished and redesigned. Reopened on 26th February 2016 it is named after man responsible for the founding of the Oriental Museum, Professor T.W. Thacker and is home to the highlights of the Ancient Egyptian collection.

For more information on this event: https://www.dur.ac.uk/oriental.museum/whatson/galleries/ancientegypt/

Further information

Upcoming event dates:

  • Sunday 16th June 2019 - Friday 31st December 2021

Charges:

Normal museum admission applies.

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