We’ve been busily moving objects, constructing walls and display cases and adding interpretation in our exhibition gallery, ready for death: the human experience which opens on 24 October 2015 (this Saturday!).
Here’s a sneak peek of what it’s looking like behind the scenes…
Our jackal and king vulture make themselves at home in our exhibition gallery.
The ‘Funerals’ section of the exhibition.
Modern grave goods and urns.
The Final Resting Places case, anatomical skeleton for handling (taking a break before he has to stand up for five months!) and a stained glass window from St Stephens Church, Bristol.
A Ghanaian fantasy coffin and a modern burial shroud.
‘Funerals’ objects before being put in place.
Symbols of death objects (some of which are handling objects).
death: the human experience runs at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery from 24 October 2015—13 March 2016. You have the choice to pay what you think the exhibition is worth to you.
More death: the human experience posts:
- October 2015: 14 symbols of death from our collection
- April 2015: Loans for death: the human experience
- March 2015: Exhibition planning: Curators’ update on death: the human experience
- December 2014: Exhibition planning: Curators’ update on an exhibition about Death
- August 2014: Death exhibition at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery