Joanne Chamberlain, The Atkinson's documentation officer, who is one of the team preparing the collection for display said: “Anne Goodison was way ahead of her time. She was a student of hieroglyphics, which was revolutionary at the time, and visited Egypt twice.
”She really had an eye for the most interesting objects, not just pretty pieces of jewellery, but artefacts that have thrilled and fascinated Egyptology academics because they are so fantastically well preserved. This really is an exciting exhibition.“
One of the more unusual items is a Butterfly Clamp which was used to stop stone columns toppling over when they were being assembled....... Read More