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Northampton Museum has lost its accreditation with Arts Council England because of the sale of an ancient Egyptian statue.
The Sekhemka statue fetched more than £15 million at auction in July.
The Borough Council made the sale to fund an extension to the museum but the Egyptian Embassy was critical of the sale.
The museum will not be able to participate in the Accreditation scheme until at least August 2019.