With the 'Mummies of the World' exhibition Bowers Museum has done it again. This Museum has a long tradition of exhibiting the world's greatest cultural art. Its own collection includes art of China, New Guinea and the South Sea Islands.
Most of the mummies in the current exhibition were not buried with mummification as a purpose. Rather they have been preserved by a unique set of natural circumstances. Sometimes it was a dry climate or a natural freeze-dry process took place. The ones shown are from Europe, Asia and South America.
Previously we have written about Bowers exhibitions that included China's Terry Cotta warriors, Mummies of ancient Egypt and Secrets of the Silk Road.
The current Mummies exhibition will continue until October 2016.
Bowers Museum is located at 2002 North Main Street in Santa Ana just off Interstate 5. It is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 714 567-3600. On the web at www.bowers.org.