Manchester Museum launches Egyptology in Lockdown Live

Manchester Museum in Quarantine

Manchester Museum today launches Egyptology in Lockdown Live as part of their Manchester Museum in Quarantine programme.

As Manchester Museum is currently closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, it has recently launched Manchester Museum in Quarantine, a curated mobile site containing digital resources to help entertain and educate until the museum reopens.

As part of this, the museum today launches Egyptology in Lockdown Live.  It will invite views into Dr Campbell Price’s Study in his home to talk all things Ancient Egypt whilst the museum is on lockdown.  Egyptology in Lockdown live will broadcast on Periscope ( @mcrmuseum ) every Thursday at 3pm.

Egyptology is one of the museum’s most loved collections illustrating both everyday life and preparations for the afterlife. In Egyptology in Lockdown Live Curator Dr Campbell Price will explore iconic objects from the collection, share resources to access the museum’s collection off-site and will answer the top 10 Ancient Egypt questions submitted every week.

Dr. Campbell Price, Curator of Egypt and Sudan said, “Ancient Egypt fascinates people. Especially with kids stuck at home, what better time to answer some of those most burning questions? I hope the livestream will be a source of unexpected insights – and some tips to find out more about this fascinating civilisation.”

Manchester Museum also recently confirmed the launch of Frog Fridays.  Also broadcasting on Periscope, Frog Friday will answer questions about frogs live from the museum’s vivarium (1pm on Fridays).

Questions can be submitted by using #MMinQuarantine or via the Manchester Museum in Quarantine website.

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Author: Michelle Swift