Saturday, April 27, 2013

Mummy Secrets of the Tomb Exhibition at ArtScience Museum

ArtScience Museum™ at Marina Bay Sands has partnered with The British Musuem to bring Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb to Southeast Asia for the first time. The exhibition is designed to engage visitors of all ages and only available to visitors of Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb during its Singapore stay and it will run from 27 April 2013 to 4 November 2013.

 Mr Neal Spencer, Keeper of the British Museum; Mr Ross Leo Associate Director of the ArtScience Museum; and Dr John Taylor, Assistant Keeper of the British Museum at the media conference.

The exhibition will showcase 6 mummies and more than 100 artifacts in total.
Replication of Eygptian Wall Painting
Various Exhibits
To mark the opening weekend of Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb, Dr. John Taylor will conduct 4 guided tours and 2 lectures, which is complimentary to the exhibition ticket holders.  Do note that these are on first-come-first served basis.

Curator's Guided Tours:
Saturday 27 April, 11.30am and 5.30pm
Sunday 28 April, 11.30am and 5.30pm
Curator's Talk, @ level 4 ArtScience Museum:
Investigating Egyptian Mummies through virtual unwrapping - Saturday 27 April, 2.30pm –3.30pm
The Horizon of Eternity: living and dying in ancient Egypt - Sunday 28 April, 2.30pm –3.30pm
Exhibition Highlights:
There is a total of 5 galleries utilised with the exhibitin, including a retail shop and workshop space for creative and interactive programming.
Ancient Egypt: Visitors can look forward to watching a 21 minute 3D documentary film capturing the virtual unwrapping of the centrepiece, a 3,000 year old mummy, that of a high priest of the Temple of Karnak, Nesperennub via CT Scanning Technology.


CT Scanning of Nesperennub
(Photo Credit: The Trustess of The Bristish Musuem ©)

Life in Ancient Egypt: Vistors get to learn the signifance of Priests, Gods, and how Kings and Gods were served in ancient Egpt.
Situla With Incised Decoration
Living Forever: Vistors get to learn more in depth the mummification and burial process.
 A papyrus with the Judgement Scene from the Book of the Dead


Embalmer's Workshop:  Exhibition-related Workshops/Programs specially designed for and complimentary to all exhibition ticket-holders.
The Secrets of Embalming is demonstration of how ancient Eygptians preseerved the departed in preparation for their journey into the afterlife.
The Secrets of Embalming Workshop

Amulets of the Afterlife is a handsonworkshop for participants to create their own clay-baked and painted amulets to take home.
Materials for painting self created Amulets
Activity Quest is a programme are meant for children from 3-16 years old, to take them on a journey through the ancient Egypt with challenges in each of the exhibition galleries and quest bags filled with a variety of tools to complete the mission.
A glimpse of one of the Activity Quest 
Mummy of Nesperennub is the final exhibition gallery of Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb, featuring the centrepiece, the mummy of Nespernnub.
The centrepiece:  Cartonnage case of Nesperennub
  
Shop: Artscience Museum has brought in merchandise from the British Museum to complement the visitor experience, where they can purchase replica of Rosetta Stone, Book of Dead mugs and Eygptian-inspired accessories.

The exhibition covers quite an extensive range of exhibits with the interactive programmes designed, will make your exploration to the mysterious Egypt an enjoyable one.

For ticketing info, check out here: http://www.marinabaysands.com/Singapore-Museum/Ticketing/

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