Traveling Exhibitions

Conservator works on an Egyptian coffin.

Through thick and thin! Stabilizing the Plaster on Minirdis’ Coffin

After cleaning, the first part of Minirdis’ burial equipment that we treated was his coffin.  The coffin was constructed of wood panels joined with wood dowels. A layer of an orange colored plaster like material had been applied over the wood to fill gaps between the wood panels and provide a smooth surface. On top of the plaster layer, the coffin had been painted black with red and yellow decoration.

A female conservator works on a painted Egyptian coffin.

Introduction to the Conservation of "Mummies: Images of the Afterlife"

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.

Chocolate Around the World

Members – Spend time with us this holiday season by warming up inside Chocolate Around the World!  As a member you receive a limited number of special exhibit tickets depending on your membership level.  Reserve your tickets now! All you need to do is bring your membership card and a photo ID to the membership desks to receive your complimentary tickets.  Visit us soon because on January 8, 2012,

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