An Easter Special I wrote for ‘Stories from the Museum Floor’ at Manchester Museum.
Manchester Museum’s Easter Treasure Hunt
This bank holiday weekend means different things to different people, whether that’s motivated by faith, family, chocolate, spirituality, sunshine (?!), or just a long weekend off work!
This time last year, Easter coincided with Manchester Museum’s exhibition, ‘Making Monuments on Rapa Nui: The Statues from Easter Island’, and a year on Moai Hava still guards the museum’s entrance.
Moai Hava arriving at Manchester Museum in 2015, on loan from the British Museum
So, if Moai Hava was to set a treasure hunt, what would he choose? Probably obsidian blades, volcanic tuff, red scoria, and wooden ritual objects inscribed with the undeciphered Rongorongo script …
But don’t worry! Our Easter treasure hunt is a little easier …
First, can you find any Easter bunnies?
That was easy! What else?
How about the traditional fashion of Easter bonnets?
Norwegian beaded bridal crown. The Study, Manchester…
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