Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Mummy Exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland
I visited this exhibition the other day at the National Museum of Scotland. It was free with my ArtFund card so for probably the first time in my life, it cost more for the kids than it did for me!
It was a 'fascinating' exhibition for many different reasons. The exploration of the science behind mummy examination and how it has developed over the years was interesting, particularly the screens explaining the 3D x-rays and CT scans. From an art point of view, I loved the exhibition design; it reminded me of several exhibitions I have seen at the V&A in London in the past. From my own personal research viewpoint, I loved the shape of some of the amulets and drew them all the way home on the train. I'll have to try and find more images of them on the web, as the exhibition book didn't seem to have any further information on them.
The exhibition runs until 27 May and if you're in Edinburgh, I would recommend it.
Posted by Gillian Cooper at 21:28
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