The museum has closed! Volunteers are emptying the archive, sorting out arts and crafts, photographing item handling and Amal, our assistant curator, has produced a list of ‘Decanters’; names of volunteers with the dates and times for the start of the packing and parcelling process of the museum’s collections. But what of the Friends of the Museum; what are they up to?
I met a group of them at Victoria church hall last Tuesday evening enjoying a talk on King Tutankhamun given by Lucia Ghalin, lecturer at Bristol, Warwick and Exeter universities. Her presentation was the finale of the Weston Archaeology and Natural History Societies’ winter programme, entitled “Wonderful Things-Tutankhamun’s Tomb and Treasures”. This is a welcome return by Lucia to Weston after her highly praised talk on Tutankhamun’s father, Akhenaten.
Lucia was in fine form directing operations from her illuminated lectern. Her story of Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter’s find of the tomb and the history of the boy King fired the audience’s imagination and many difficult questions from the floor were answered by Lucia with her wonderful in-depth knowledge of Egyptian archaeology.
Further details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tutankhamun