Egyptian Mummies at the Redpath Museum: Unravelling the History of McGill University’s Collection

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  • Barbara Lawson Redpath Museum, McGill University

Abstract

This article provides the context for the acquisition of the Egyptian Mummies collection at the Redpath Museum through donors such as James Ferrier, Sir Thomas Roddick and the Montreal Natural History Society. Since the 19th century the Mummies have solicited a great deal of public interest and have also been the object of rigorous scientific studies, this paper explores the history of the collection at Redpath and the impact of new technologies on adding to our knowledge of the collection.

 

Author Biography

Barbara Lawson, Redpath Museum, McGill University

Barbara Lawson is Curator of World Cultures at Redpath Museum.

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2017-08-08

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