The other day, I read this article about a guy who toured the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England.
The man tripped on a shoelace, “tumbled down a flight of stairs and crashed into” a group of Qing dynasty Chinese vases displayed on a window sill.
Can you imagine? You’re walking through a museum and single-handedly destroy some priceless vases that date back to the 17th century.
It’s my worst nightmare.
In December, my friend John and I visited the Van Gogh drawings at the MET. While we were there I found time to look in on my most favorite exhibit in the world.
The MET’s Egyptian collection and the Sackler Wing is something special… not to be missed if you’re in NYC.
So we visited the remains of ancient Egypt.
A few times, as we strolled between the glass cases filled with artifacts, I could picture what would happen if we leaned too hard against the displays. In my mind, faience beads, amulets, headless statues, and shards of ancient pottery littered the marble floors of the exhibit.
Like I said… it’s my worst nightmare.
On May 26, King Tut will travel from Fort Lauderdale to the Field Museum in Chicago. It’s been thirty years since the Tutankhamun exhibition was last in the US.
Tut’s tomb, discovered in 1923, is the greatest collection of Egyptian antiquities ever found. The find captured imaginations and inspired a generation of treasure hunters.
I guess it’s time for me to travel to the windy city. The last time I was there Cleopatra was in the house. Gosh… four years… it doesn’t feel like it was that long ago.
Are there any exhibits you just have to see? I’m a sucker for ancient Egypt and Greece. What turns your mind on?