Egyptian exhibition is revealed in new light
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.