Traveling exhibits pose a challenge for museums, especially when particularly fragile objects such as mummies are involved. We want to share our objects and what we’ve found out about them with people outside the museum, but transporting the objects to other museums involves all kinds for risks – traffic accidents, malfunctioning forklifts, road vibration, and freezing winters to name just a few. Read more about Introduction to the Conservation of "Mummies: Images of the Afterlife"
The link below goes to an interview with the Public Broadcasting Channel, WTTW, about the new Lascaux exhibit at the Field Museum. http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2013/03/21/stone-age-chicago Read more about Lascaux Exhibit Interview
There are only a few days left to experience Genghis Khan! This Labor Day weekend, spend some time getting to know this ruthless warrior and revered statesman. Uncover the amazing story of one of the world’s greatest leaders and most misunderstood conquerors, and experience a world of conquest, diplomacy, innovation, and destruction. Click HERE to reserve your free member tickets today! Read more about Final Days! Last Chance to see Genghis Khan!