Thursday, February 11, 2010

Exhibition: Brooklyn examines mummies

Art Museum Journal (Stan Parchin)

To Live Forever: Art and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt is a traveling special exhibition devoted to Egyptian funerary art, practices and beliefs. In preparation for the show, scholars at New York's Brooklyn Museum used modern scientific methods to analyze its collection of mummified remains. On July 5, 2007, conservators embarked upon an extensive study of five human and nearly 50 avian, feline and crocodile mummies. Experts from the Brooklyn Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute and the University of Bristol were led in their endeavor by Dr. Edward Bleiberg, Curator of Egyptian, Classical and Ancient Middle Eastern Art.

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