Plymouth History Centre Moving Mummies

Plymouth History Centre Moving Mummies. The latest in our series of videos for the Plymouth History Centre: Mummies on the Move. The mummies in the Plymouth Museum collection are wrapped and packed in our video.  Because, along with the rest of the collection, they need to be stored elsewhere. Why? Well building work is soon to start on the new Plymouth History Centre.

Plymouth History Centre Moving Mummies

Momart, a specialist art storage and transport service, are currently working in Devon with the Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery to move all of the exhibits out. This is called the decant. Next, the exhibits are safely stored. And this will be until 2020, when the newly extended History Centre is ready. When the building work is complete, the exhibits will return.

In our video, Momart specialists wrap some of Plymouth Museum’s most precious exhibits. Mummies, originating from Ancient Egypt-Thebes to be precise. It’s a careful process. the mummies have lasted thousands of years. and Mozart need to be sure that last thousands more.

Plymouth History Centre Videos

We have created regular video records of many of the stages of the decant as well as some of the continuing work by the Museum and Art Gallery:

December Update

It’s a Wrap

South West Film and Television Archive Move

Plymouth Records Office

Illuminate Festival

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