Get wrapped up in the latest exhibition at the Ian Potter Museum of Art. Curated by Dr. Andrew Jamieson of Melbourne University's School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, Mummymania takes visitors back to the tombs of Egypt, exploring the role of the mummy in ancient funeral practices, their importance in archaeological and medical research, and their lasting place in pop culture thanks to their representation in Hollywood films.
Running until mid-April next year, the exhibition includes a number of mummified objects, along with other artefacts, that paint a picture of ancient Egyptian customs and beliefs. In particular, the exhibition will shed light on how the study of mummies has helped shaped our understanding of ancient diseases. Mummyophiles can also catch a free floor talk on the afternoon of Thursday, October 15 with Egyptologist Janet Davey, researcher Petronella Nel, and horror film expert Ben Buckingham.