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'Death Magic'
University of Sydney
Location
The Nicholson Museum, Quadrangle, the University of Sydney NSW
Designer
Loose And

Designcase supplied a series of proprietary Vision, Prism, top‐hinged Prism and powered vertical rise Prism showcases, along with custom‐made showcases, plinths and exhibition furniture.  

'Death Magic' explores and discovers the artefacts and stories of the ancient past, from life in Greece and Cyprus to Egyptian Death Magic and the wonders of ancient Near Eastern cultures.

Death in ancient Egypt was a magical experience. There were gods to judge and guide, amulets and spells to protect, mummification to preserve, even shabtis to do your work for you in an idyllic afterlife.

As well as ancient artefacts associated with this magic, Death Magic features natural history specimens: snakes, scorpions and scarab beetles, a human heart and brain, and the preserved head of a bull.

More information available at sydney.edu.au/museum

Photography by Katherine Lu, courtesy of Sydney University Museums

Curated by Michael Turner

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