As part of the fourth and final phase of its 15-year, £80m revamp, the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh has unveiled Ancient Egypt Rediscovered, a new gallery for its beloved Egyptian collection. Conservators and curators have spent four years preparing displays that span more than 3,000 years of history, including many objects that have not been seen in generations. Margaret Maitland, the senior curator of the museum’s Ancient Mediterranean collections, tells The Art Newspaper about some of the highlights.
In Pictures: Egyptian treasures at the revamped National Museum of Scotland
Senior curator Margaret Maitland reveals the stories behind some of the key exhibits in the new Ancient Egypt Rediscovered gallery
11 February 2019