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Pop-Up Museum in Wisbech

27 Mar 2019

Melanie Pitkin

With the generous support of Cambridge University’s Arts and Humanities Impact Fund, the Fitzwilliam Egyptian Coffins Project will be ‘popping-up’ in a range of surprise venues across Wisbech between now and the end of June. This includes a pub, supermarket, shopping centre, hardware store, community centre and schools. The idea is to trial bringing aspects of the Museum’s research into communities that might not otherwise be aware of, or have access to, our work. The pop-up includes some real ancient Egyptian objects from the Museum’s collection, replica tools and joints explaining ancient Egyptian carpentry, demonstrations in how to make and use your own ancient Egyptian paintbrush and the chance to speak to real Egyptologists and conservators. While the aim is to suprise our audiences, due to popular demand, shortly before they happen, we will be revealing upcoming venues, dates and times here, as well as on the Fitzwilliam Museum’s official Facebook and Twitter channels.

Our next Pop-Up will be taking place at The Wheatsheaf Inn (Wetherspoon’s Pub) on Tuesday 25th June, 2019 between 11am and 3pm.

Created: 27 Mar 2019 Category: news media pop-up museum pop-up project wisbech museum outreach coffins ancient egypt

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