Museum Councils run Egyptian Gallery at the Ashmolean

On Friday evening, 27 Year Eight and Nine Rumble Museum Council students from Cheney School took part in the Ashmolean's "After Hours: Pharaoh Friday" event.
They spent weeks of work on their display boards, prop-making, costumes and activity designs, and last night opened their gallery to the public between 5 and 8pm. They were all in costume as Egyptian gods and characters, with Ptar, Sekhmet, Thoth, Anubis, Nephthys, Bastet, Isis, Khonsu and many others making a divine appearance on the night!
We also displayed our collection of replica scrolls and miniature models of gods and amulets for the public to explore.
Activities and displays included ancient board games, canopic jars, mask-making, jewellery, Egyptian medicine, mummification and pyramids, and more. We are hugely grateful to the team from TORCH - The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities and the Ashmolean Museum for inviting us to run our gallery, and to all the many visitors who came to our stalls.