Artist brings ancient Egypt to life at museum

12th Mar 2013

Visitors are expected to head to a museum and art gallery for an evening experience inspired by Egypt.

Artist Gavin Turk will be collaborating with Bristol Museum and Art Gallery to create a magic flying carpet experience using storytelling, visitor participation and conversation. The visitor attraction, which is funded by Bristol City Council, won a national competition with 1,906 votes to host a special Museums at Night event on May 16.

The radical artist will work on creating a special event which will link Ancient Egypt to the modern day African nation. It is thought the collaboration could inspire people to look into Egypt tours and holidays.

Julie Finch, who is head of Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives, thanked everyone who had voted for the experience at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, saying it was a very exciting development for the city.

She said Gavin Turk had a unique style and would use his creativity to make a special Museums at Night for visitors. She said his work would help bring the museum's collections from Egypt and Assyria to life, complementing the Pharoah: King of Egypt and Belzoni exhibition to make a memorable experience for visitors who would feel like they were going on a trip on a magic flying carpet

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