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Mummies of the World Exhibit

IN ASIA & AFRICA
IN EUROPE
IN NORTH AMERICA
FEATURED MUSEUMS
UK: 
Oxford     London     Liverpool     Manchester     Edinburgh
FR: Paris
GER: 
Hannover     Munich Arch.     Munich Egypt.     Oldenburg     Hildesheim     Schleswig
NL: 
Amsterdam     Drents     Leiden
US: San Diego
IT: 
Bolzano     Pompeii
 
 
 

Mummies of the World: The Dream of Eternal Life is currently touring the United States. 

Here is the schedule so far:

 

TOUR SCHEDULE
VENUE OPENS CLOSES
Buffalo Museum of Science April 12, 2014 TBA
NOW CLOSED:
Maryland Science Center, Baltimore September 28, 2013 January 19, 2014
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland June 14, 2013 September 8, 2013
The Leonardo, Salt Lake City, UT February 16, 2013 May 27, 2013
Witte Museum, San Antonio, TX September 29, 2012 January 27, 2013
Museum of Science and Industry, Tampa, FL April 27, 2012 September 9, 2012
Discovery Center, Charlotte, NC November 11, 2011 April 8, 2012
Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA June 18, 2011 October 23, 2011
Milwaukee Public Museum, WI December 17, 2010 May 30, 2011
California Science Center, Los Angeles July 1, 2010 November 28, 2010

 

The exhibit, which is based on the work of the German Mummy Project (a consortium of scientists and researchers from fifteen European institutions) originated at the Reiss-Engelhorn Museum in Mannheim, Germany, where it was called "Mumien: Der Traum vom ewigen Leben." It made a subsequent stop at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano, Italy (Ötzi's home), before arriving in Los Angeles in July 2010. The exhibit will visit additional cities over the next few years. 

Don't despair if you can't make a trip to the exhibit, because a huge book, entitled Mummies of the World, is available. Published by Prestel, the book is 378 pages long and filled with excellent photographs (and 30 chapters) about many unusual and not-well-publicized mummies from around the world. It was written to accompany the original exhibit in Germany which featured many, many more mummies than the U.S. exhibit does. Originally scheduled to have 70 mummies, the U.S. version of the exhibit has been pared down to just 45 mummies, with some 95 related artifacts. The book will give you an idea of what the exhibitors had in mind. 

Here are some sample pages (click the thumbnail to see the page in a new window):

A sample spread from the book related to the exhibit

A sample spread from the book related to the exhibit

Egyptian mummies Sommersdorf castle mummies Peruvian mummies Monastery mummies
Vac, Hungary mummies Animal mummies from Jordan Modern mummies Scientific study of mummies

Exhibit Guide available from Amazon.com


Images from the book are posted with the permission of Prestel Publishing.

 

 

 

 

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