The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford has recently had a grand make-over, but as the exhibition (New galleries of Ancient Egypt and Nubia) has been open a while, that is since November, I had hoped that there would be fewer visitors today so that I could enjoy it in peace and quiet.
It was crowded and there was  great deal to see and take in. We borrowed the hand-held sets for an auditory commentary which was a little unsatisfactory being incomplete – and with so many people around it was difficult to be in the right place at the right time! In addition two things I had been keen to see (the ultrasound scan of a mummy which has been taken to show the insides of a mummy which has never been unwrapped and a CT scans of a child mummy) were both out-of-order… so I shall have to go back. However the artist Angela Palmer has used these scans to make a wonderful piece of art which you can read about here.

I took a few pictures, but it is difficult to capture the exhibition. The order and exactitude required to be a museum curator is illustrated here

for the Photo Competition

Author: Sarah

No time to lose. No, time to lose. Make time to stand and stare.... Did you see that?

6 thoughts on “Order”

  1. Nym, yes. Mrs Janus took a job as a museum designer while the family were young. I see now why they needed a qualified architect.

    PS I see you are attracting the ‘likes’ of some visitors too.

  2. thanks Ara. Very interesting, but I need a headset that worked and those two exhibits to be functioning! Plus a quieter day 🙂
    Techie told me that upstairs there was another exhibit about the mummy scans etc… but he only told me after we’d left!
    I’ll be back!

  3. I always thought it particularly distasteful unwrapping mummies. Never could quite understand disturbing the dead like it.
    Most people wouldn’t like it if their grandma was dug up and peered at, look at the fuss if a cemetery has to be disturbed,why do we find it acceptable to do it to others?

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