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NEWS: Northampton council to sell Egyptian statue

The statue of Sekhemka (Source: Museums Association).

“Plans by Northampton Borough Council to sell an ancient Egyptian statue from its designated art collection have been condemned. 

A petition has been set up by the Friends of Northampton Museums and Art Gallery in protest at the proposed sale of the statue of Sekhemka, dating from 2,500BC. The organisation said the move would have a ‘detrimental effect on Northampton Museums, is against the intentions of the original donors and will, possibly, cause the museums to lose Accredited status'” – via Museums Association.

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