Egyp­tian ex­hi­bi­tion is re­vealed in new light

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

A PHO­TOG­RA­PHER has brought a new per­spec­tive to a col­lec­tion at West Park Mu­seum.

The mu­seum, which is part of Mac­cles­field Mu­se­ums, houses an im­por­tant col­lec­tion of Egyp­tian arte­facts brought back to the town in the 1890s by Vic­to­rian ex­plorer Mar­i­anna Brock­le­hurst.

As part of the ‘Selling Egypt’ pro­ject – which aims to use the Egyp­tian col­lec­tion in new ways - pho­tog­ra­pher Sara Porter was asked to cap­ture dif­fer­ent parts of the col­lec­tion, in­clud­ing pages from Marianne Brock­le­hurst’s di­ary, Canopic Jars, Shabti fig­ures and of the West Park Mummy.

Rose Smith, event co-or­di­na­tor, said: “Sara used these im­ages to give a whole new per­spec­tive on the col­lec­tion – zoom­ing in on pat­terns, ma­nip­u­lat­ing im­ages and even com­bin­ing im­ages to­gether. This has cre­ated a very unique look at the col­lec­tion.”

The pho­to­graphs are on dis­play at the Old Sun­day School on Roe Street from Mon­day, July 6, un­til Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 3.

Jew­eller Grace Nadin-Sal­ter of ‘Just Grace Jew­ellery’ has also cre­ated two ranges of Egyp­tian inspired jew­ellery that will be on sale dur­ing the ex­hi­bi­tion’s run.

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