Programs are varied and include such activities as lectures by noted archaeologists, museum curators, and ancient art historians; exclusive tours of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions; fund-raising events; and travel programs to ancient sites and other museums. Members also receive invitations from related organizations to attend lectures ad exhibition openings. Your annual membership dues and contributions will assist in furthering the Ancient Art collection at the Fine Arts Museums.
New Perspectives on the Art of Mummification
Study of the Museums’ 3,000-year-old mummy known as “Hatason” has helped to revise perceptions of Egyptian burial protocols and religious belief. Hatason lived during a period when the ‘art’ of mummification was changing. Her beautiful coffin provides a rare glimpse at the contemporary artistry...