A few snaps I took at The Wasted Works at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. This was an exhibition by Gina Czarnecki that explored the life-giving potential of ‘discarded’ body parts, as well as their relationship to myths, history, stem cell research and notions of what constitutes informed consent. It’s off to Coventry next and is definitely worth a peep if you’re in the vicinity!
You can see a few more photographs on my Flickr.
So I went to a funeral home open day at the weekend…I know how to have a good time! If you’re not au fait with ‘Only Fools and Horses’, you can read more about the yellow hearse here!
Faces of Egyptian mummies on show in Manchester
The faces of ancient Egyptians have gone on show in Manchester.
The portraits painted on to panels that covered the heads of mummies form part of an exhibition at the city’s John Rylands Library.
The panels, which have rarely been shown in public, were bequeathed to Manchester Museum by cotton magnate Jesse Haworth in 1921.
The museum’s Egyptology curator Campbell Price said they depicted people who looked “strikingly modern”.
The paintings, known as Fayum portraits after the region near Cairo where they were found, were discovered on archaeological digs in 1888 and 1911 by William Flinders Petrie.
They date back to about AD 150, when Egypt was part of the Roman Empire.
I can remember going to see these when I was a student in Manchester and they are absolutely beautiful. Definitely worth a look!
Mummy by StickyPix on Flickr.
A stunning photograph of a mummy taken at the Manchester Museum.