Plans to Display Egyptology Collection Hidden for 40 Years

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"Plans have been released to display an egyptology collection which has been hidden for more than 40 years.

The Atkinson, Southport’s new cultural venue, has unveiled concept designs for the gallery, which will display The Goodison Collection of Egyptology.
The collection is considered to be of national importance, and will include more than 1,000 objects including a sarcophagus lid and bronze figures.
The concepts designs, created by Headland design, will be presented as part of The Atkinson’s application for its Heritage Lottery Fund stage two bid, which plans to move the museum’s collections from the Botanic Gardens Museum."- Southport Visitor

...and here is another report from Bay TV Liverpool:
"The Atkinson, Southport’s exciting new cultural venue has unveiled concept designs for the Egyptology gallery, which will display The Goodison Collection of Egyptology. The public has not seen the collection for over 40 years.
The concepts designs, created by Headland Design will be presented as part of the The Atkinson’s application for its Heritage Lottery Fund Stage two bid, which plans to move the museum collections from the Botanic Gardens Museum, to brand new purpose built display spaces in The Atkinson in 2014.
The Goodison Collection of Egyptology boasts over 1000 objects, including a sarcophagus lid, bronze figures, jewellery, clothing and scarabs. The collection is considered to be of national importance.
Stephen Whittle, The Atkinson’s Museum and Gallery Manager said, “We are really lucky to have such a wonderful Egyptology collection in Sefton. The initial designs for the gallery are very exciting and we will be putting a strong proposal to the Heritage Lottery Fund to help us display the collection in our new museum galleries.”

The Aitkinson also reports on the exciting news here



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