Object of the Month: Wainwright Collection

ALFRED WAINWRIGHT AND HIS PICTORIAL GUIDE BOOKS. November 9th 1952 saw Wainwright start work on the first of seven guidebooks to the Lakeland Fells, each covering a defined area. It was intended to be a purely pleasurable task, a gathering together of all the notes and drawings that he had

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Object of the Month: Mummified Hawk

The Hawk was the guardian of the king, and was sacred to the god Horus. The Egyptians used mummified hawks as votive offerings to Horus at his shrines. Mummification Mummification is synonymous with Ancient Egypt; it was one of the most distinguishing features of this ancient culture and has fascinated

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