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‘Golden Mummies of Egypt’ exhibition to open in Shenzhen

20 Jun 2022

Golden Mummies of Egypt, Manchester Museum’s first ever international touring exhibition, will open at Nanshan Museum in Shenzhen on Friday 24 June.

Golden Mummies of Egypt arrives in Shenzhen

Golden Mummies, developed and produced in partnership with Nomad Exhibitions, explores beliefs about the afterlife during an era when Egypt was part of the Greek and Roman worlds.

It offers unparalleled access to Manchester Museum’s Egypt and Sudan collections and features more than 100 objects and eight mummies.

The show has experienced huge success in Beijing and Shanghai already, attracting over quarter of a million visitors.

Following its time in Shenzhen, Golden Mummies will return to Manchester Museum, taking centre stage in a brand new Exhibition Hall from February 2023.

The Exhibition Hall is part of the museum’s ambitious £15million transformation project. When the museum reopens to the public, high-profile shows will engage with big ideas, global challenges and local action.

Esme Ward, Director of Manchester Museum, said:

Golden Mummies is a one-of-a-kind cultural experience and we’re thrilled it has been so well-loved in Beijing and Shanghai. We look forward to the exhibition moving to Shenzhen to captivate audiences there.

“We’re currently in the midst of a major transformation project at Manchester Museum, and our stunning new Exhibition Hall means we can produce, host, market and tour ambitious shows, like Golden Mummies. We’re also creating the Lee Kai Hung Chinese Culture Gallery, and so this exhibition tour of China is a wonderful opportunity to make new connections and build future collaborations.”

Dr Campbell Price, Curator of Egypt and Sudan at Manchester Museum, said:

“I’m delighted that Golden Mummies is enthralling new audiences around the world. It is a visually spectacular display based on new research that challenges what people have come to expect from a show about Ancient Egypt.”

A beautifully illustrated new book, ‘Golden Mummies of Egypt’, by Dr Campbell Price is available to buy online.