On Monday 4th August the temporary covering will be removed from the mummy known as Khary, Asru will have her fa
ce and feet revealed, and the covered child mummy will be removed from display in advance of returning to the institution that loaned it.
We would like to hear your thoughts on ways of displaying Egyptian human remains. What do you think is most appropriate: partially covered, like the royal mummies in Egypt (see the image of mummy of Hatshepsut on the right), or uncovered (if unwrapped)? Should child mummies and skeletal remains be treated in a different way? Post your thoughts here or pop in to the Museum and fill in a feedback card.
The human remains consultation will run until August 2009, and will also include a research project into displaying Egyptian human remains in museums. Your feedback is central to the research.