Tue 23 February 2016 to Sun 22 May 2016
Galleries 12 & 13
The first major exhibition for the Fitzwilliam’s 2016 bicentenary celebrations goes beyond the images of mummies, pharaohs and mystery often associated with ancient Egypt. It shows how coffin design developed over 4,000 years, reflecting significant changes both in the status of affluent ancient Egyptians and in the gods that were important to them.
Discover how these remarkable objects were constructed and what this information can reveal about the craftsmen who made coffins and the clients who commissioned and bought them. A ‘live’ conservation area in the exhibition will provide visitors with a unique insight into the science used to examine the objects on display.
Exhibition eGuides are available for a small fee from the Main Entrance and the exhibition gallery landing.
Please note that this exhibition is very popular. Wheelchair users and visitors with pushchairs may find it hard to navigate around the space during these busy times.
Bicentenary Business Partners: TTP Group plc, ACE Cultural Tours, Hewitsons LLP, Marshall of Cambridge, Rheebridge Ltd and Sotheby’s are supporting the bicentenary year and helping the Fitzwilliam connect with the local community in Cambridge.