Exhibitions

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Most permanent and touring exhibitions featuring ancient Egypt have features that are kid-friendly, but some really go above and beyond the call of duty.  In this article we will feature eight exhibitions and/or museum programs that go out of their way to cater to young people with an interest in ancient Egypt.  Video clips are included where available.

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Last week we met Mumab, the modern-day ancient Egyptian mummy, and learned a little about what he is up to now.  To recap, he is now on permanent loan to the San Diego Museum of Man and is currently serving as the centerpiece of their new exhibit, Modern Day Mummy: The Art and Science of Mummification.

Since that article ran, the Museum of Man has kindly provided Em Hotep with some photos from the exhibit, so we are returning the favor with a closer look at the exhibit itself.  We will also take an in-depth look at the story behind one of the displays—Ronald Beckett’s trip to New Guinea to help a village set up a program of better mummy maintenance.

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Following up to the Mumab article, Em Hotep presents sixteen different mummy exhibits either already running or opening soon, from all corners of the world.  Who knows?  Maybe the mummies are coming your way soon…

With video clips when available (some clips are from previous runs of the same exhibit, but the content should be pretty consistent).  Enjoy!

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Lost Egypt:  Ancient Secrets, Modern Science is a guided interactive exhibit where visitors will be challenged to perform archaeological work such as reconstructing a 3D puzzle of a broken artifact and using computer simulations of the tools archaeologists use to discover and analyze sites and explore a recreation of an Egyptian tomb.

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In conjunction with the Franklin Institute’s Cleopatra:  The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt exhibition, New Jersey’s Camden County College is offering a free lecture series called Cleopatra’s World, with some top Egyptologists on the schedule, including Bob Brier and Jennifer Houser Wegner.

The lectures will include an overview of the Franklin Institute exhibit, the origins of Egyptology as a discipline, and burial practices during the Ptolemainc Period.

For details, visit nj: Camden County College to host free lecture series on Cleopatra

seti i-tabIn an exclusive interview with Em Hotep!, Dr. Jeffrey Patchen, CEO of the Children’s Museum of Indian-apolis, has revealed that the museum, in cooperation with National Geographic, is developing a permanent exhibit that will feature an immersive experience of three important archaeological sites, one of which will be a partial reproduction of the tomb of Seti I.

The Children’s Museum, which just bid farewell to the Tutankhamun:  The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs travelling exhibit last week, has a special relationship with Egypt so it should come as no surprise that they would continue to deliver Egypt to the region, an easy drive from the Louisville and Kentuckiana area.

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