Exploring the rituals of death and burial in ancient Egypt, Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb features more than 100 objects from the internationally renowned Egyptian collection of the British Museum. The exhibition also includes a 21-minute, 3D movie narrated by Patrick Stewart, showing the virtual unwrapping of temple priest Nesperennub’s mummy using the most advanced scanning technology currently available.
We hope to see lots of Richmonders in their Egyptian-inspired finest! See you Saturday.
Here’s the “fine print”:
· Your costume must Egyptian-themed and cover at least half of your body.
· No props, such as spears, staffs, or chariots, please.
· A VMFA staff member will greet visitors at the main entrance, examine costumes and award tickets to participants that meet “fine print” guidelines.
· The exhibition runs on 30-minute time slots. We will distribute 40 tickets per 30-minute time slot (10, 10:30, 11, 11:30, and noon). Once the tickets are gone, they’re gone!
· Best Café will open at 9 am and will be selling coffee, tea, muffins, and scones. Queuing for first time slot will begin at 9:45 am and museum galleries will open at 10 am. If you arrive early, we’ll be opening our doors (but not the museum) at 9 am. Visitors can wait in Best Café until 10 am.