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Sunday, July 14, 2013

What's On At ArtScience Museum, Singapore


We visited the much talked about exhibition - Mummy : Secrets of The Tomb at ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands. Collaborating with the British Museum, which is the world's top museums and with their expertise in the historic Egypt, we were pretty excited to be there to find out about the secrets of the mysterious Egyptian burial practices and mummification process.

The exhibit's main attraction are of course, the well preserved mummies that were on display. The star mummy in this exhibit is Nesperennub - an Egyptian temple priest whose life story was narrated by the impressive groundbreaking 3D film that unveils the "virtual unwrapping" of the 3,000-year old mummy. The original cartonnage coffin has never been opened and we were intrigued by the story of his life and death, complete with a digital reconstruction of his facial appearance.

This is Nesperennub in the intact cartonnage and a reconstructed face of him.
We were very privileged to have a docent-guide, Anita, who led us through the exhibition, revealing fascinating facts about the life and beliefs of the Egyptians.

That's Megan, listening very intently to Anita who was sharing the story of this priest represented in the bronze statue. I was surprised that she was intrigued with the history of Egypt and not at anyone time, did she complain that she was bored!

Artifacts in one of the galleries.

A mummified cat, with face modelled in linen.
A set of four canopic jars. These are usually stored in the tomb or close to the coffin, where internal organs (such as the liver, lungs, stomach and intestines) were preserved in.

This is a limestone funerary stela of Qeh - showing a priest making offerings to Osiris, the god of afterlife. The bottom part shows the dead man and his wife receiving offerings from their sons and daughters.

Some of the artifacts and mummies on display. There are more than 100 artifacts and six mummies in this collection of the British Museum.
 It was a pity though, we didn't find the time to attend some of the workshops - The Secrets of Embalming 5-6pm and Amulets for the Afterlife 12-1pm - both of which are held on Saturdays and Sundays only. There's also a quest bag with an age-appropriate hands on activity for children. 

If you are planning to visit this exhibit, I highly recommend taking part in their guided tours happening on Saturdays & Sundays | 5:30pm (for English) and 3pm & 6pm (for Mandarin). 

This exhibition ends on 4 November 2013.

Other on-going exhibits at the ArtScience Museum

Essential Eames : A Herman Miller Exhibition 

You can explore  the life and work of Charles and Ray Eames, the most iconic couple in design. Featuring over 100 pieces of rare work pieces and images of their innovation of furniture, architecture and toy making, just to name a few. Here are just some photos I took while we were there.

This exhibition ends 5 January 2014.

ArtScience Revealed : First Sunday Showcase

Featuring the works of cutting edge products by different institutions across Singapore.

First Sunday of every month | 1pm - 5pm
ArtScience Galleries (Level 4)

Free admission to the showcase. Register on the day at the ArtScience Museum lobby.

Daily: 10am-10pm
Including public holidays
Last admission at 9pm
Best economical way to get there :  MRT
Bayfront Station (Circle Line) - 10-minute walk
Promenade Station (Circle Line) - 15-minute walk
Marina Bay Station (North South Line) - 15-minute walk
Till the next post, have a blessed week!

Disclaimer : The Accidental Mom Blogger was invited to this media gathering and was allowed photography during our visit. Please note that no photography and filming is allowed by the public at all galleries.

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