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Julia Thorne photographing an Egyptian amulet. In the top left corner is the Tiny Egypt logo - a winged scarab holding a camera aperture, with the words 'tiny egypt' underneath
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Picking up after a busy few weeks + a new photo 🥇

As you know, I launched the new project website a few weeks ago, which I was so pleased to get done. I have, of course, launched, then had to focus my time in on the other two projects I’ve been doing – the book for the Egypt Exploration Society, and the photography project at the

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Tiny Egypt Society news: First photography sessions booked in!

I’m excited to get Tiny Egypt going properly, and I now have sessions booked in at all three of my current partner museums: Manchester Museum, Bolton Libraries and Museums, and the Garstang Museum of Archaeology. But, I have the very difficult task of deciding what I’m going to photograph; I have so much choice!

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👁 Initial research visits are underway

Tiny Egypt is progressing. I’ve been out to the Garstang twice during December to look for objects to add to my photography wishlist. I now have over 340 objects 😲 on my list, though I may narrow it down again. I looked around the galleries, and through card catalogues and boxes of scarabs, amulets and

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a museum storeroom with shelves covered in boxes of artefacts
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Tiny Egypt Society news: mammoth sessions at the Garstang

On the 2 December, I spent the day in the Garstang Museum’s teaching room, looking through some of the old card catalogue. Although the museum has a database of objects, not every record is detailed or has a photograph of the object yet. (The museum has literally tens of thousands of objects, and transferring details from a card index to a computer database is a lengthy project they’re working on.)

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