Art and Design Our Art and Design galleries trace innovations in style across the centuries and around the globe. Explore 700 years of design in European Styles, or discover how changing technologies have affected the design of all kinds of objects, from every day household goods to fine art pieces, in Art and Industry. You can also find out how the Ancient Egyptians lived and died, and see how Traditions in Sculpture have developed over the centuries. Ancient Egypt Ancient Egypt fascinates us. We may think that the Egyptians were obsessed with death, yet they loved life – death was no more than a continuation of life. Displayed throughout this gallery are objects left behind in graves, tombs and temples which help us understand how the ancient Egyptians lived and died. Art and Industry This gallery explores applications of the most innovative technologies, materials and methods of manufacture, often combined with traditional skills, from 1850 to the present day. European Styles Each historical period has its own unique style, created by influential artists and financed by wealthy patrons and collectors. This gallery traces the major changes and influences in European style over 700 years. Traditions in Sculpture This gallery explores applications of the most innovative technologies, materials and methods of manufacture, often combined with traditional skills, from 1850 to the present day.