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Ancient Worlds opened in October 2012 and transformed the main galleries of the 1912 building. Discovering Archaeology explores how people make sense of the past using objects and includes exhibits on facial reconstruction and some of the characters who were involved in the development of archaeology and the museum, including [[William Flinders Petrie]] and [[William Boyd Dawkins]]. Egyptian Worlds, takes visitors on a journey through the landscape, customs and practices of the Ancient Egyptians. Exploring Objects, reveals the archaeology collections through '[[visible storage]]' with a difference. The gallery incorporates a [[haptic]] interactive.
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[[Berkas:Stan the Trex at Manchester Museum.jpg|leftright|thumb|250px|''Stan'', sebuah cetakan reproduksi fosil ''[[Tyrannosaurus rex]]'' yang diperoleh museum ini pada tahun 2004.]]
<!--In June 2013 [[Time-lapse photography|time-lapse]] footage showing a 10 inch Egyptian statue in the museum's collection, apparently spinning around unaided, attracted worldwide media attention.<ref>{{Cite news|author=Sasha Goldstein|url=http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/egyptian-statue-moves-amazing-video-article-1.1380450#commentpostform|publisher=''[[Daily News (New York)|Daily News]]''|title=Ancient Egyptian statue at Manchester Museum moves on its own, stumped curator says|date=2013-06-23|accessdate=2013-06-25|location=New York}}</ref><ref>{{Cite news|author=Dan Kedmey|url=http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/06/25/watch-spinning-statue-at-manchester-museum-mystifies-staff/|publisher=''[[Time (magazine)|Time]]''|title=WATCH: Spinning Statue at Manchester Museum Mystifies Staff|date=2013-06-25|accessdate=2013-06-25|location=New York}}</ref><ref>{{Cite news|author=|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-23030009|publisher=[[BBC News]]|title=Manchester Museum's moving Egyptian statue puzzler|date=2013-06-24|accessdate=2013-06-25|location=London}}</ref> Various theories were put forward, with the university's Professor [[Brian Cox (physicist)|Brian Cox]] suggesting "differential friction" between the glass shelf and the object, possibly caused by vibrations made by visitors, caused the object to move.<ref name="Telegraph">{{Cite news|author=|url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/weirdnewsvideo/10137556/Mystery-as-museum-statue-starts-turning-in-display-case.html|publisher=''[[The Daily Telegraph]]''|title=Mystery as museum statue starts turning in display case|date=2013-06-23|accessdate=2013-06-25|location=London}}</ref> The museum's Egyptologist Campbell Price, said "it has been on those surfaces since we have had it and it has never moved before. And why would it go around in a perfect circle?".<ref name="Telegraph"/> The ''[[Manchester Evening News]]'' reported that the incident "sent visitor numbers soaring at the Manchester Museum",<ref name="MEN">{{Cite news|author=Richard Wheatstone|url=http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/moving-statue-sets-turnstiles-spinning-4710126|publisher=''[[Manchester Evening News]]''|title='Moving statue' sets the turnstiles spinning as visitors flock to Manchester Museum|date=2013-06-25|accessdate=2013-06-25|location=Manchester}}</ref> and Tim Manley, head of marketing and communications, commented that "There's been a definite spike in visitors".<ref name="MEN"/>
 
{{Museums and galleries in Greater Manchester}}
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