Monday, 28 April 2014

Northampton statue to be sold

The Northampton Museum and Art Gallery is pressing ahead with the sale of an Egyptian statue ("Northampton's Egyptian statue sale to help fund £14m museum growth", BBC News April 28, 2014). It is due to go to auction in July (apparently at Christie's). The sale of the statue will help the museum to position itself:
The new development will position Northampton as a leading regional museum focused on history, art and Northampton's footwear heritage, a spokesman said.
Lord Northampton, whose ancestor presented the statue to the museum, opposes the sale.

For details of the campaign to save the statue see here.

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