11 juillet 2011

First International Exhibitions Announced for National Museum of Scotland in 2012

Ba-bird. © Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, the Netherlands EDINBURGH.- Ancient Egyptians and a Russian Empress come to Scotland in 2012 as the first attractions in the redeveloped National Museum of Scotland’s new exhibition space. The first major new shows scheduled will be Fascinating Mummies from the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden , the Netherlands and Catherine the Great, a new exhibition co-developed by the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg , Russia and National Museums Scotland . The transformed Museum will... [Lire la suite]
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06 juin 2010

'To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum' @ the Philbrook Museum

The belief in life after death was central to Egyptian civilization over thousands of years, with death seen as an enemy that could be defeated through ritual and proper preparation. TULSA, OK.- On June 6, the Nile comes to Tulsa with the debut of 'To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum'. This blockbuster show, on view through September 12, 2010, promises to be one of the most extraordinary exhibitions that the Philbrook Museum ever has hosted. As its title suggests, To Live Forever explores the age-old... [Lire la suite]
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25 juin 2009

Hospital Radiologists Analyze Brooklyn Museum's Mummies and Make Discovery

CT Scan Image of the Skull of the Mummy of Hor. Photo © Adam Husted BROOKLYN, NY.- Four human mummies from the Brooklyn Museum's renowned Egyptian collection underwent computed tomography or CT scanning at North Shore University Hospital on Long Island yesterday. Hospital spokeswoman Michelle Pinto said to MSNBC that the testing enables radiologists to learn about the bones and skeletal system of the mummies in extraordinary detail, without having to do invasive or damaging procedures. The CAT scan revealed a mummy named Lady... [Lire la suite]
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