Kirklees Museums Service
YLM Entry Submitted: Yes
How many human remains are in its collection, and how many of those are of ancient British provenance, pre-Christian or in other way Pagan?:
3 human remains, all Ancient Egyptian
How many of these human remains are well documented, with clear context of date and place of exhumation?:
Where there are ancestors in store, is there a history of use?:
Yes. The remains have been sampled by Manchester University Egyptian Mummy Tissue bank.
Where there are ancestors in store, is there potential for use, in display, education or scientific analysis?
Does the museum have a disposal policy, and is it including HR with negligible potential in its discussions about disposal?:Yes
We have a disposal policy. There are no collections with negligible potential and no plans for disposal of any human remains.
What sources of information about these human remains are in the public domain and where?:
The museum database is not available to the public. However, all information, other than that of a sensitive nature or in some other way protected, is available on request. Bagshaw appears on the Cornucopia website, and the human remains are mentioned. Info also available through the Manchester University Egyptian Mummy Tissue bank.
Does the museum have ancestors (human remains) on display?:Yes
Two items appear in our ancient Egypt gallery.
The gallery is extremely popular with visitors and the collection is also the subject of many academic enquiries.
Does the museum hold any iconic ancestors, ie. complete skeletons with a well documented story, or those considered of national or local importance, and are these on display?:
4 October, 2010