Monday, March 12, 2012

Leeds City Museum - Pharaoh: King of Egypt Exhibition

Happy Monday all!

I am bringing a bit of cultural inspiration to the blog today in the form of the wonderful Leeds City Museum exhibition, 'Pharaoh: King of Egypt', as part of the British Museum Tour. The exhibition started on the 11th February and will end on the 17th June, and has free entry, as does the rest of the museum!

There are some amazing pieces exhibited, extremely inspiring for their patterning and colours such as turqiouses, rich reds and browns. The use of heiroglyphics is particularly inspiring, with its beautifully decorative, fluid form. Texture is also of huge importance to the decorative nature of the pieces, specifically the papyrus manuscripts, with their leafy textures.

The museum as a whole is well worth a visit, not least because it is free! They have wonderful permanent exhibitions including 'The Leeds Story' with some fantastic personal accounts and some beautiful vintage pieces on show. There is also a 'World Cultures' floor in which the musuem has it's very own mummy!
Check out the musuem on it's website or visit the museum itself in Millennium Square. Opening times are 10am-5pm Tuesday to Friday and 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday.

Enjoy! Kelly :)

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