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Before the Afterlife: Exploring the Culture and Life of the Barnum Museum’s Egyptian Mummy

  • Organization Name:
    Barnum Museum, The

  • Organization City:
    Bridgeport

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY20

  • Grant Summary:

    Funding will enable The Barnum Museum to acquire and present new and contextual information about the Museum’s 4000-year-old Egyptian female mummy. On December 8, 2019, Dr. Sahar Saleem, an Egyptian paleo-radiologist and scholar with expertise in mummies and ancient Egypt will give a public program about women’s lives in the Middle Kingdom era, incorporating her analysis about the Museum’s mummy. Both the program and a focused interview will be professionally filmed to acquire footage for the next phase digital project.


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