Last weekend I had to opportunity to revisit the exhibition currently in residence at Kendal Museum of objects from the excavations of John Garstang in Egypt during the early 20th Century. As I've written previously, this exhibition was the end result of a collaborative Effective Project reconciling objects from these excavations in three north-west museums (Kendal, Blackburn and Burnley) with Garstang's archives and photographs at the Garstang Museum of Archaeology, University of Liverpool.
I presented a paper at Kendal Museum on the exhibition and Kendal's Egyptian collection as part of the Festival of British Archaeology on Friday July 15th, which I am pleased to say was very well received and I got some great feedback. I took some more photos of the exhibition which I thought might encourage those of you who haven't yet visited to make your way there! The exhibition will move on to Blackburn at the end of September, so catch it in Kendal while you can! Also, be sure to look out for an article on the exhibition in the October-November issue of Ancient Egypt Magazine.
|Two female figurines from Abydos|
|Various Predynastic vessels from Hierakonpolis|
|Replica excavation tent|
|Various wooden mummy masks|
|Statuettes of soldiers from Abydos|
|Close-up of a wooden boat model (?Beni Hassan)|