Mummies: New Secrets From the Tombs
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
MUMMIES: NEW SECRETS FROM THE TOMBS affords a rare, up-close look at a selection of 20 mummies, many of which have never been on public display, originating from ancient Egypt and Peru, and from many historic ages and backgrounds. This exhibition reveals these people’s burial secrets, new details about their lives, and the societies they lived in.
This project was created in collaboration with NHMLA and the Field Museum.
Design contributions by RGP partners were made while on staff at NHMLA.
Lighting and sound, subtly pulsing, creates a
warm ambient rhythm throughout the exhibition.
Displayed are richly decorated coffins, sarcophagi, mummification tools, and mummies of birds, cats, and crocodiles. At interactive touch tables, you can “unwrap” layers of mummies, to see the precious objects the bodies were
buried with, as well as vivid details about the individual children, teens, and
adults who lived out their lives in ancient times. Using the modern technology
of CT scanning, scientists have revealed a detailed look into long-vanished
cultures of Peru and Egypt.