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NEWS: Penn Museum opens conservation lab to the public – VIDEO

Conserving Egyptian mummies is the focus of a new exhibit at the Penn Museum in which visitors can view a glass-enclosed conservation lab workspace and speak to the conservator about the conservation of artefacts.

Penn Museum’s Egyptian Conservation lab: The Penn Museum is giving visitors an inside look at the conservation lab used to study Egyptian artefacts. The new lab is open five days a week, during regular museum hours.

“Housed in a glass box in a third-floor gallery, “In the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies,” allows visitors to interact with conservators stripping away millennia of grime to uncover the world’s first picture frames, fairytales and graffiti art. Twice a day, the team slides open a window to answer questions about the 2,000-square-foot exhibition. An interactive whiteboard details their tasks for the day, supplemented by a blog at www.penn.museum/sites/artifactlab” – via Courier Post Online.

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