Late Spring 2012 Exhibitions

At the Ancient History Encyclopedia, we like providing you with the latest information pertaining to exhibitions of interest to the scholar and enthusiast alike. Here are some new exhibitions to make note of:

  • Mummies of the World: The Exhibition makes its Florida debut at the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI), in Tampa, Florida USA, on Friday, April 27 and will remain on display until September 2012. This exhibition features an impressive collection of mummies from Asia, Oceania, South America, Europe, as well as ancient Egypt, some dating back almost 7.000 years. This exhibition of mummies and related artifacts is the largest ever assembled in the world.
  • The Sanctuaries of Demeter and Persephone at Morgantina has just opened at the Getty Villa Museum, in Los Angeles, California USA. This exhibition features over thirty-five Greek objects, from Sicily, which will be on display until January 21, 2013. The artifacts date from the 4th to the 2nd centuries BCE and are exquisite in their ornamentation.
  • 2012 is going to be a big year for the United Kingdom with the Olympics in London. As part of the London 2012 Festival, The Fitzwilliam Museum, in Cambridge, UK, will host the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of ancient  objects ever to travel outside China: The Search for Immortality: Tomb Treasures of Han China. Showcasing more than 300 treasures crafted from jade, gold, silver, bronze, stone, and ceramics, this exhibition will reveal the hidden world of China’s royal Han dynasty tombs. Be sure not to miss this exhibition as it will last from May 5 through November 11, 2012.
  • The Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority will present Treasures of the World’s Cultures, in collaboration with the British Museum, from April 18 until July 17, 2012 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. “From paintings that reflect the rich and varied traditions of Islamic art and tools made in East Africa during the Old Stone Age to masterpieces from Renaissance Europe,” this exhibition is certain to delight even those with the most esoteric of tastes!



By James Wiener

James Blake Wiener is the Communications Director at Ancient History Encyclopedia. Trained as a historian and researcher, and previously a professor, James is chiefly interested in cross-cultural exchange, world history, and international relations. Aside from his work at AHE, James is an avid Arabist, devotee of romance languages (French, Portuguese, and Spanish), reggaetoñero, and fan of ice hockey.