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Hidden Treasures events at the Manchester Museum

August 15, 2013

Join Manchester Museum curators and conservation team for Hidden Treasures events , a national initiative to celebrate collections in UK museums and archives.

Thursday 22 August, 2-3pm : Rock Drop: Geology identification sessions

Our Curator of Earth Sciences, David Gelsthorpe, will be in the Collections Study Centre once a month to answer your questions and identify your rocks and fossils.

Thursday 22 August, 1-2pm: Hidden Herbarium

Join our Botany Curator, Rachel Webster, as she delves into a little explored plant collection from 19th century naturalist John Eddowes Bowman.

Thursday 22, Friday 23 & Thursday 27 August, 2-3pm: New to the Museum

Museum experts will talk about newly acquired objects.

Thursday 22 August: With Curator of Egypt and Sudan, Campbell Price, talking about a Shabti of a priest-king Pinudjem II.

Friday 23 August: With trainee Curator of Egypt and Sudan, Anna Garnett, talking about blue painted Egyptian pottery.

Tuesday 27 August: With Curator of Earth Sciences, David Gelsthorpe, talking about our Ichthyosaur fossil.

Friday 23 August, 1-2pm Conservation on show

Meet the Museum’s conservation team and find out about their work – cleaning objects and helping to restore a cast of a pre-dynastic hippo bowl.

Drop-in, free, Collections Study Centre, Floor 3, all ages

Tuesday 27 August, 1-2pm : Conservation in action.

Meet the Museum’s conservation team and find out about their work – cleaning and caring for taxidermy specimens new and old.

All the events are drop in and free.

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