A long time ago, before I started working full-time on the Easter island exhibition, there was something of an ancient Egyptian theme going on. It started with finding a wonderful invitation from 1923 in one of the archive boxes. It was addressed to Miss Winifred Crompton to attend a lecture by Howard Carter. Miss Crompton was Assistant Keeper of Egyptology at Manchester Museum. She died on 8th October 1932 (Manchester Museum Annual Reports 1932-3, p.8). It was largely thanks to her that so much of the Egyptology collection presented by Jesse Haworth was catalogued.
Later I attended a lecture on Mummies and Scanning given by Bob Lyons in the Museum’s Kanaris Theatre.