How to help

Ask to see the statue
It is 4500 years old, is beautiful and belongs to the people of Northampton. You have the right to see anything in the museum's collection, it is part of the museum service. To request to see it you must email all of the following:
You can also write to Jenny Hand: Collections Officer at the Central Museum, Guildhall road, Northampton NN1 1DP but remember to send a copy of your letter to Julie Seddon and Marion Goodman.
Sign the petition
If you agree that the Sekhemka statue should not be sold, please sign the petition. The online petition has now closed but you can still sign the paper versions which are located at the following locations:
      -St Giles Cheese Shop, St Giles Street, Northampton
     -Coleman's StationersSt Giles Street, Northampton
     -Most Marvellous, Kettering Road, Northampton 
     -The Artist Sanctuary, Clare Street, Northampton
     -Primrose Gallery, Harborough Road, Northampton

Write to your borough councillors
Express your concern at the proposal to your borough councillor. You should point out that you do not agree with their proposal to sell the statue and that monies from sales of anything in the museum's collection should be 100% ring-fenced for the museum in order to retain accredited status from Arts Council. You can find out who your councillors are by searching the council website.

Let us know what you think
We will collect and pass on your comments to Northampton Borough Council's Cabinet and relevant council employees in order to ensure the views of the public. Contact us via any of these methods.

If you want to give us your time or to find out how you can help in other ways, please contact us via this link.