Making Discoveries at the Mead
Submitted on Tuesday, 9/16/2014, at 11:30 AM
A new school year means new works, new classes and new discoveries being made at Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum, starting with an exhibition that simultaneously occupies the gallery space and cyberspace.
The Mead's Mummy Mystery
Submitted on Wednesday, 10/30/2013, at 10:15 AM
by William Sweet
The Mead’s mummy is missing.
Truth be told, the 2,600-year-old mummy case has likely been empty for the entire half-century that it’s been with the Mead Art Museum. But records show that it once contained a preserved human body. This leaves museum staff with a mystery worth unraveling even as they prepare an ancient artifact for exhibit.
As with any good mystery, the more one learns about the Mead’s mummy case, the more questions arise.