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Gallery 20 will be closed from 12 noon Tuesday 26 September until 12 noon Thursday 28 September

Modern Egyptian kalaga created by Mahrous Abdou, 2009

World Cultures gallery

The World Cultures gallery is a space dedicated to the museum’s ethnography collection. Originally opened to the public in 1998, a recent refit at the  end of 2011 enabled more items to be displayed with fresh content applied to half the display cases.

The gallery space is split into two sizeable areas approximately 300 square metres in total. This allows RAMM to display more than 1000 ethnographic items at any one time, about 8 per cent of the total of this particular collection!

The museum reopening was an opportunity to include the results of recent research and items and new acquisitions not seen before such as items of beadwork from East Africa, Amazonian headdresses and contemporary Polynesian art.

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