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closedGallery closures and collection updates
On 4 October 2004 the Egyptian Galleries at the Fitzwilliam Museum closed to allow a major project of renovation and redisplay to be carried out.
After twenty months, the new displays were formally opened by the His Excellency Mr Gehad Madi, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, and became open to the public again on 25 May.
In these pages you can find information about the way the project progressed and some of the interesting work carried out in conserving the objects while they were off display.
The Fitzwilliam Museum's Egyptian collections have been conserved and re-displayed through the generosity of:
The Heritage Lottery Fund
The DCMS/Wolfson Foundation Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund