Ancient Egyptians believed that death was a transition into eternal life and that eternal life could be ensured and improved by piety to the gods, mummification, and through the use of statuary and other forms of funerary equipment. Egyptians, during the Pharaonic Period, thought that, besides the physical body, individuals were comprised of three (3) components known as the KA, BA, and AKH - each essential for life, before and after death. An individual's name and shadow were also considered essential for existence. Therefore, the protection and maintenance of these elements was serious business and accomplished after death, at a basic level, via mummification and the utilization of appropriate funerary apparatus. The Charleston Museum curates interesting examples of funerary objects such as textiles, shabtis, amulets, and canopic jars. Join Museum Archaeologist Ron Anthony as he explores these artifacts.
Conversations with a Curator allows visitors a chance to have an intimate look at an exhibit in The Charleston Museum, hear stories, ask questions and spark conversations. The Museum's collections are both extraordinary and diverse and each Curator-led talk and tour will allow participants to immerse themselves in different areas of Charleston's history.
All Conversations with a Curator programs are open to the public and FREE for Members and free with admission.
Conversations with a Curator programs are typically held on the second Friday of each month, with a few exceptions.