Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb at VMFA
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will present Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb beginning November 19, 2011, through March 11, 2012. Unlike many previous mummy exhibitions, Secrets of the Tomb explores ancient Egyptian culture and rituals through non-invasive scanning techniques that leave mummies wrapped and undisturbed. Findings will be presented in a 3D film that features prominently in the exhibition.
Over 100 items are included in Secrets of the Tomb which chronicles the life and death of Nesperennub, a temple priest who lived 3,000 years ago and whose life. Several human and animal mummies will be displayed, as well as tools, jewelry, sarcophagi, statuary, gilded masks and lintels.
Admission to Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb will be $15 for general admission, and $12 for seniors, students with valid ID and groups of 10 or more. It is free for VMFA members.
In addition to the artifacts and 3D movie, VMFA is presenting educational programs for children and adults. Family Days @ VMFA: Mummies will be held on Saturday, October 1 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. The event will include children’s activities, gallery visits, entertainment and more, and is recommended for children ages 3 to 12 with an accompanying adult.
Mummification: Resurrection of an Ancient Art will be presented by Bob Brier, Senior Research Fellow, C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University. He will discuss his mummification project findings on Thursday, December 1 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Admission is free.