4:04 am, Thu 27 Jun 2013
Hair comb made of bamboo, palm leaf, and cotton thread from Malawi
Credit: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
A museum in Cambridge is installing a barber's shop as part of a contemporary art installation.
The display is part of the Origins of the Afro Comb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
The exhibition follows the history of the Afro Comb and black hair from ancient Egypt to the present day. It runs from 2 July to 3 November 2013
1:30 pm, Tue 06 Nov 2012
Northampton Borough Council wants to sell the Egyptian statue
Credit: ITV Anglia
A group has been set up to fight the sale of an ancient Egyptian statue by Northampton Borough Council. The statue which dates back to 2400 BC, was brought to the county in the middle of the 19th century.
The council says the two million pound million object is not a "key part" of Northampton's heritage and will use money from the sale for museum services. But the Save Sekhemka Action Group hopes to prevent the sale.
8:14 am, Fri 05 Oct 2012
Egyptian statue could be sold
Credit: ITV Anglia
A meeting is due to be held today to discuss the future of a £2m Egyptian Statue at Northampton's central museum.
The Borough Council wants to sell it to fund local heritage projects, but campaigners say a sale could diminish the museum's local importance.
5:17 am, Sat 04 Aug 2012
Two Norfolk museums have won prestigious awards joining previous winners like Edinburgh Castle and Hampton Court Palace.
5:37 pm, Mon 05 Mar 2012
Castle Museum theft
Security has been stepped up at Norwich Castle Museum after a number of items celebrating the life of the Norfolk naval hero Lord Nelson were taken.
The news comes at a time the museum's displaying an Italian masterpiece worth £100 million.
Police are reviewing CCTV and the National Security Adviser for the Arts Council is reviewing the museum's security arrangements.
The theft was noticed by an off-duty police officer who saw the cabinet which housed the objects had been tampered with.