Hello Culture Club!
We are very excited to announce our next event which is a private guided tour through the Egyptian holdings at the Brooklyn Museum. This priviate guided tour will last for 1 hour, after which we will find a spot to rest and discuss the tour.
We will meet at the Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway) at 11:30 in the main lobby. If you are new to the group, and/or you can not locate us, please contact Kristin via Text at[masked]-2365.
The Fee for this event is confirmed for $18 which is due by April 12th @ 9PM. This fee DOES include admission to the institution for the day. Unfortunately Personal Brooklyn Museum Memberships and other types of discounts do not apply in this circumstance.
We are accepting Pay - Pal as the form of payment. If you want to attend, but have concerns about using Pay-Pal, please let us know and we'll see what we can work out.
We have space for 20 people. You are welcome to bring guests outside of our group. Slots will be filled on a first come first serve basis. If there are more than 20 people interested, please sign up to be on the waiting list as we will likely be able to add a few extra people once we get the final head count.
Info About The Collection
The Egyptian collection at the Brooklyn Museum tell the story of Egyptian art from its earliest known origins (circa 3500 B.C.E.) until the period when the Romans incorporated Egypt into their empire (30 B.C.E.–395 C.E.). Exhibits illustrate important themes about Egyptian culture, including women's roles, permanence and change in Egyptian art, temples and tombs, technology and materials, art and communication, and Egypt and its relationship to the rest of Africa. More than 1,200 objects—comprising sculpture, relief, paintings, pottery, and papyri—are now on view, including such treasures as an exquisite chlorite head of a Middle Kingdom princess, an early stone deity from 2650 B.C.E., a relief from the tomb of a man named Akhty-hotep, and a highly abstract female terracotta statuette created over five thousand years ago.
The Mummy Chamber
This installation of more than 170 objects explores the complex rituals related to the practice of mummification and the Egyptian belief that the body must be preserved in order to ensure eternal life. On view are the mummy of the priest Thothirdes; the mummy of Hor, encased in an elaborately painted cartonnage; and a nearly twenty-five-foot-long Book of the Dead scroll.
Also in the installation are canopic jars, used to store the vital organs of mummies, as well as several shabties, small figurines placed in tombs, each of which was assigned to work magically for the deceased in the afterlife. The installation includes related objects, among them stelae, reliefs, gold earrings, amulets, ritual statuettes, coffins, and mummy boards.