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Museum Monday highlights from Viking.TV

Courtesy Kon-Tiki Museum

We’re setting off for Iceland in a few weeks to join Viking for one of their Welcome Back cruises. So we have been poking around the enterprise’s website.

One magnificent resource there for the general public is Viking.TV. It changed into created in reaction to the pandemic and this channel is chock complete of motion pictures approximately artwork, lifestyle, records, meals, track, structure, and locations round the sector.

Our favored characteristic is Museum Monday. Stop in and you’ll see that there are now extra than 60 films approximately museums and collections. which includes a few wonderful behind the scene tours.

You’ll discover your personal favorites, however here are a few of the motion pictures that captured our interest and our creativeness this week. We started out with a go to to the Kon-Tiki Museum in Oslo, Norway, home to Thor Heyerdahl’s unique Kon-Tiki raft and the papyrus boat Ra II.

We additionally went down a rabbit hollow at London’s British Museum gaining knowledge of about how organized the museum for lockdown and toured the gathering of the Alaskan gadgets at the Sainsbury Centre in Norwich, England.

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Don’t worry –Heathrow Airport is rolling out the pink carpet for all and sundry and there are a jolly lot of sights, museums and special sights which might be very inexpensive and many wherein admission doesn’t cost a penny.

National Gallery

A ought to-see for maximum every London visitor, the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square has greater than 2,three hundred Western European art work from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century, consisting of work via Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Georges Seurat and many others.  Admission is loose, even though there is a price for some unique famous.

Museum of London

The Museum of London offers a punch with galleries exploring the archeological history of London, Roman London, Medieval London and the ever-famous show of fire-preventing system, art work, movies and objects regarding the September 1666 hearth, the Great Fire, that is London’s maximum famous catastrophe.  Admission is unfastened.


Wellcome Collection Napoleon Bonaparte's Toothbruch

Napoleon Bonaparte's Toothbrush

Courtesy: Wellcome Library, London

Sir Henry Wellcome, of the successful pharmaceutical corporation Burroughs Wellcome & Co, turned into a global-elegance philanthropist and a voracious collector who amassed greater than million objects regarding health and medicine. The Wellcome Collection, opened in 2007, has fascinating changing exhibitions, unusual paintings inspired by means of modern-day fitness and remedy, and greater than 1500 gadgets from Wellcome’s collection, which include a shrunken head, a guillotine blade, a brass corset, Florence Nightingale’s moccasins, a lock of hair said to be from the pinnacle of King George III, and Napoleon Bonaparte’s toothbrush. Admission is loose.

Brass automated clock in the form of a galleon. Trustees of the British Museum.

It’s feasible to spend a whole week on the British Museum, which homes extra than 7 million gadgets from cultures around the world. So pick a few exhibits and rooms you want to see before you walk through the door.  The Egyptian mummies are many of the maximum famous famous, so put them to your list, but consider journeying a number of the smaller and much less-visited rooms, including the Clocks and Watches gallery, which holds hidden treasures which include this computerized brass clock within the shape of a galleon. Admission free; there is a price for a few special famous.

Love the layover: Meet a few mummies

Zombies may be brand new right now, but the madness for mummies is eternal.

Coffin of TAHAT

Coffin of Tahat from Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University

That’s what I observed out while putting together a Mummy Madness tale this week for

Before I began my studies I referred to as my friend Adam Woog, who wrote a book approximately mummies for the middle-faculty marketplace. “Mummies are creepy and cool,” he told me. “Everyone is aware of about Egyptian mummies. Make sure you write approximately mummified people that have been located in deserts, on icy mountains, in loos and different places. That’s a part of what makes mummies so mysterious.”

He’s right. Mummies are mysterious. And, William Jamieson informed me, “Mummies promote tickets.” Jamieson is a Toronto-based provider and collector of historical and tribal artifacts who’s sold mummies (and shrunken heads!) to museums and sights around the arena. During the overdue 1800s and early 1900s in North America, he says, “You couldn’t even sincerely name yourself a museum unless you had a mummy.”

So that’s why, in addition to the museums around the sector which have multiple mummies, you’ll find ‘one-off’ mummies in places just like the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and the Charleston Museum in Charleston, South Carolina.

Have you been which means to satisfy some mummies? Then consider including those museums and attractions on your travel plans.

Cat Mummy from the British Museum

Cat mummy from the British Museum

Both children and adults traveling London’s substantial British Museum generally make a beeline for Rooms 62-64. One of the arena’s largest series of Egyptian mummies and their coffins is displayed right here along with funerary masks, mummified cats, fish and different animals, as well as different gadgets once buried with and associated with the lifeless.

Accidental Mummies of Guanajuato exhibition

On show off at Mexico’s Mummy Museum of Guanajuato (Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato) are extra than 100 evidently preserved mummies exhumed from a municipal cemetery among 1865 and 1989. The mummies are displayed in themed groupings that consist of child mummies (inclusive of what may be the world’s smallest mummy), mummies still dressed in entire burial clothing, and the mummies of humans whose lives simply ended tragically.

Thirty-six mummies from the Guanajuato museum’s collection are now a part of an showcase scheduled to tour america through 2012. Called the “ Accidental Mummies of Guanajuato,” the exhibition closed its run at the Detroit Science Center in May. The next prevent on the tour ought to be introduced shortly.

Egyptian Galleries at Emory University Michael C. Carlos Museum

Egyptian Galleries at Michael C. Carlos Museum

In Atlanta, the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University presentations some of the ten coffins and nine mummies it purchased from Canada’s Niagara Falls Museum, which started out displaying Egyptian mummies in the 1850s and went out of enterprise within the Nineties. “Ulysses S. Grant, Teddy Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln and P.T. Barnum saw those mummies,” says Peter Lacovara, curator of the Michael C. Carlos Museum, “And they're a number of the earliest mummies exhibited out of doors of Egypt.” In addition to 3 or four mummies of their own coffins, the museum currently shows animal mummies, inclusive of a crocodile, a cat and a hawk, and coffins created for a lizard, an ibis, a snake and a shrew.

Mummy on show at San Diego Museum of Man

Multiple mummies also are on show on the San Diego Museum of Man. In addition to replicas of “Bog Bodies” from Denmark and “Chinchorro Mummies” from coastal Chile and Southern Peru, the museum presentations two proper Egyptian mummies on mortgage from the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, 5 evidently mummified our bodies from Peru (4 are youngsters; the fifth is a younger female) and a lady mummy from Mexico who changed into seven to 8 months pregnant on the time of dying.

Mummies of the World exhibit

Mummified head from Mummies of the World.

The California Science Center in Los Angeles doesn’t have any mummies in its very own series, however it's far currently partnering with 20 different museums from around the sector to show off the mummies (or mummified body parts) of forty five people and animals, together with approximately a hundred mummy-associated artifacts from South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania And Egypt.

“The Mummies of the World show off focuses on the medical research and analysis being completed on those mummies,” says the Science Center’s Diane Perlov, but it’s surely the Peruvian child mummy courting to a few,000 years before King Tut, the 18th century mummified family (a son and his dad and mom) and the other “Ew-I-can’t-appearance-but-I-can’t-appearance-away” mummies that people are lining up to peer.

The showcase will live in Los Angeles via November after which flow directly to Milwaukee, wherein the mummies can be on display via May 2011.

Have you visible a mummy on show in your travels? Tell us approximately it beneath.