The British Museum to bring Egyptian mummies to Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum

After the success of the British Museum‘s Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb, held in 2012 at the Queensland Museum, the iconic institution will return to Australia later this year, with a world premiere exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum.

Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives will feature six mummies from the British Museum’s collection, all scanned using the latest CT technology. Interactive, 3D visualizations will allow visitors to explore the mummies, while displays of over 200 objects will help place each one in its historical context.

Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) Director, Dolla Merrillees, said: “This is a rare opportunity to get a close-up look at the mummies of the British Museum. They are in exceptional condition and now, thanks to modern technology, we are able to uncover their stories and secrets while preserving their dignity and leaving them intact. With a combination of Egyptian history and interactive science, Egyptian Mummies is the ideal family exhibition this summer,”

A full public program will run alongside the exhibition, including curator tours, expert talks, and children’s activities.

Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives will open at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum on December 10th 2016 and will run until April 25th 2017.
Tickets are on sale now.
For more information, please see the MAAS website.