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  • Detail from the coffin of Nespawershefyt

Progress of the work: October 2004

The first phase of the project involves the removal of objects from the galleries. 

In mid-November a partition will be constructed between the old Gayer-Anderson Gallery (gallery 20) and the Greek Gallery (gallery 21). So, it is imperative that we move the larger objects as soon as possible, before it becomes impossible to get directly into the Greek Gallery. 

The largest objects we have are the coffins, including the coffin group of Nespawershefi which consists of the outer coffin, inner coffin and mummy board from this burial. Their old, stacked display must be dismantled and the parts moved to safe storage.