MP is museum’s new East of England champion

People study the exhibits as Roman Empire: Power and People exhibition officially opens at Norwich C

People study the exhibits as Roman Empire: Power and People exhibition officially opens at Norwich Castle. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: copyright: Archant 2014

A Norfolk MP is to help drive more tie-ups between the British Museum and the region.

Military historian Keith Simpson has been made the attraction's 'champion' for the East of England as part of its bid to see more people access its wealth of artefacts.

Last year the British Museum exhibition 'Roman Empire: Power and People', which included sculpture from the villas of the Emperors Tiberius and Hadrian, travelled to Norwich Castle.

Mr Simpson said the work already being done between the museums the region and the British Museum was important in terms of our history and culture, but it was also important for people in the region to have access to one of the world's great museums.

As well as helping forge new partnerships, he will also work with the museum to see more people from the region travel to it's London attraction as they visit parliament.


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