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Thursday, 16 March, 2017 - 10:15 - 11:30
National Museum of Korea (Meet at Ichon Station, Museum Exit which is underground next to Exit 2)
Members ticket price only (13,000 KRW), Nonmembers ticket price + nonmember fee (13,000 KRW + 5,000 KRW)

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Please join us for a guided tour of the latest special exhibit at the National Museum of Korea! One of our own BASS members will lead us through a fascinating and informative gallery tour of Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum. 


Signups are essential. Spots are limited to 20 people.


From Ichon station follow signs for Exit 2/National Museum of Korea. The Museum Exit is beside Cafeenie coffee shop and the underground of Exit 2. We will meet at 10:15, and then walk over for our 10:30 tour.

Exhibit Info:

"Encompassing more than two hundred objects drawn from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-renowned holdings of ancient Egyptian art, Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum explores the Egyptians’ beliefs about life, death, and the afterlife; the process of mummification; the conduct of a funeral; and the different types of tombs—answering questions at the core of the public’s fascination with ancient Egypt.

"Egyptian Treasures features objects that illustrate a range of strategies the ancient Egyptians developed to defeat death, including mummification and various rituals performed in the tomb. The economics of the funeral are examined, including how the poor tried to imitate the costly appearance of the grave goods of the rich in order to ensure a better place in the afterlife.

"Although the exhibition is entitled "Egyptian Treasures," the exhibits are not just treasures as simple objects of admiration. They convey the creativity, artistry, and hope for eternal life of the ancient Egyptians."