DIGNIFIED, REVERENT AND SCHOLARLY, MUMMIES OF THE WORLD ENHANCES OUR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL LANDSCAPE, AS MUMMIFICATION PROVIDES A WINDOW INTO THE LIVES, HISTORY AND CULTURES OF EVERY MAJOR REGION OF THE WORLD.
Mummies of the World will offer an unprecedented, comprehensive look at the science and culture of mummies and mummification. Visitors will acquire the skills and knowledge of amateur mummiologists as they study the most extensive collection of mummies and related artifacts ever assembled for public display. The exhibition will dispel many widely-held misconceptions about mummies as we learn why it is important to study mummies, not only from a scientific viewpoint, but from the historical and cultural context that the study of mummies provide. Mummies of the World will demonstrate that:
- Mummification is based on scientific principles and can occur naturally or through human intervention.
- Scientific analysis of mummies can provide insights into ancient environments and civilizations.
- Mummification happens worldwide and throughout time from pre-historic times to tomorrow.