BUFFALO MUSEUM OF SCIENCE’S SOUTH AMERICAN MUMMY TO UNDERGO 3D CT SCAN AT ROSWELL PARK CANCER INSTITUTE IN PREPARATION FOR MUMMIES OF THE WORLD: THE EXHIBITION PREMIERE
Monday, April 7th, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, at 7:00 p.m. Physicians Seek Answers from Ancient Infant Mummy Using 3D Radiology and Other Advanced Technology As part of the groundbreaking Mummies of the World: The Exhibition arriving in Buffalo next month, Dr. Peter Loud and Dr. Heather Gill-Frerking will perform a “virtual autopsy” on an infant mummy using state-of-the art 3D CT scan technology — a procedure never before conducted on a human mummy at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI). Through the cutting-edge medical imaging that is available at RPCI, experts will be able to study the mummy without destructive analysis. [Read more..]

MUMMIES OF THE WORLD: THE EXHIBITION ARRIVES IN BUFFALO FOR APRIL 12 WORLD PREMIERE AT THE BUFFALO MUSEUM OF SCIENCE
Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Mummies of the World’s treasured artifacts will make their grand arrive in Buffalo under heavy security detail for the upcoming blockbuster exhibition at the Buffalo Museum of Science (BMS), which is expected to be the highest attended cultural event in the Western New York region while on view through summer 2014. Making its first stop ever to New York, Mummies of the World will be presenting a never before seen collection of mummies and related artifacts for the upcoming Buffalo engagement. [Read more..]

MUMMIES OF WORLD: THE EXHIBITION NOW AT OMSI WELCOMES THE 1,000,000th VISITOR
Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Portland, Ore. (February 27, 2014) – The touring Mummies of the World exhibition, now on view at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) through September 8, has welcomed one-million overall visitors. Boasting the largest collection of real human and animal mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, the exhibition has drawn impressive crowds across the United States. [Read more..]

MUMMIES OF THE WORLD EXHIBITION MAKES PORTLAND DEBUT AT OMSI
Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Portland, Ore. (March 21, 2013) – The nationally recognized Mummies of the World exhibition will make its Pacific Northwest debut at the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI), a scientific, educational, and cultural resource center dedicated to improving the public’s understanding of science and technology, on Friday, June 14, 2013. The presentation in Portland will mark the eighth stop of the exhibition’s exclusive tour of the United States. This astonishing collection of mummies and related artifacts includes a 6,420-year-old child mummy from Peru (“Detmold Child”) dating 3,000 years before King Tut. The exhibition has been declared as “Magical and mythical” by the New York Times presenting a never-before seen collection of rare mummies from across the world — including South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Egypt — that spans eons of time and transcends history. [Read more..]

MUMMIES OF THE WORLD: THE EXHIBITION TO OPEN APRIL 12 AT THE BUFFALO MUSEUM OF SCIENCE
Thursday, February 27th, 2014

BUFFALO, NY (February 27, 2014) – Nationally recognized Mummies of the World: The Exhibition will open at the Buffalo Museum of Science on Saturday, April 12, 2014 making its first stop ever to New York. The blockbuster exhibit, having visited 9 cities and viewed by over 1 million visitors across the United States, is presenting a new, never before seen collection of mummies and related artifacts for the upcoming Buffalo engagement. Through modern science, Mummies of the World demonstrates that mummification – both through natural processes and intentional practices – has taken place all over the globe, from the hot desert sands of South America to remote European bogs. [Read more..]

MUMMIES OF THE WORLD: THE EXHIBITION AT THE MARYLAND SCIENCE CENTER ENTERS FINAL WEEKS IN BALTIMORE
Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Baltimore, MD (February 27, 2014) – Just a few weeks remain before Mummies of the World: The Exhibition, the largest collection of real mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, leaves the Maryland Science Center. The exclusive presentation in Baltimore is the final stop of the exhibition’s limited U.S. tour. [Read more..]

MUMMIES OF THE WORLD AND THE LEONARDO MUSEUM HOST MORE THAN 1,000 STUDENTS TO VISIT WORLD’S LARGEST MUMMY EXHIBIT
Thursday, February 27th, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (February 27, 2014) – Mummies of the World, the largest exhibition of mummies ever assembled, has joined The Leonardo Museum to welcome more than 1,000 students from from schools across the Intermountain west region to visit the exhibition on Monday, March 18 from 9:00a.m. until 3:00p.m. The Leonardo Museum, a contemporary museum fusing science, technology and creativity invites participating classes to experience Mummies of the World with complimentary admission, and see first-hand why the exhibition has created quite the buzz throughout the Intermountain Region. [Read more..]

MUMMIES OF THE WORLD EXHIBITION MAKES INTERMOUNTAIN REGION DEBUT AT THE LEONARDO FEBRUARY 16, 2013
Thursday, February 27th, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (October 24, 2012) – The nationally recognized Mummies of the World exhibition will make its Intermountain Region debut at The Leonardo, a contemporary museum fusing science, technology and creativity, on Saturday, February 16, 2013. The presentation in Salt Lake City will mark the seventh stop of the exhibition’s exclusive three-year tour of the United States. This astonishing collection of mummies and related artifacts includes a 6,420-year-old child mummy from Peru (“Detmold Child”) dating 3,000 years before King Tut. The exhibition has been declared as “Magical and mythical” by the New York Times presenting a never-before seen collection of rare mummies from across the world — including South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Egypt — that spans eons of time and transcends history. The Intermountain Region debut of Mummies of the World is sponsored by Merit Medical. [Read more..]

OMSI, MUMMIES OF THE WORLD EXHIBITION DONATE SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Portland, Ore. (February 27, 2014) – In a continuous effort to give back to the local community, OMSI and Mummies of the World producer American Exhibitions, Inc. presented an array of school supplies and entrance to the Mummies of the World exhibition to a group of 100 Boys and Girls Clubs members August 14. Over the past few weeks, OMSI visitors have contributed backpacks, notebooks, calculators and the like to the drive benefitting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Portland. [Read more..]

OMSI, MUMMIES OF THE WORLD EXHIBITION BENEFIT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF PORTLAND.
Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Portland, Ore. (February 27, 2014) – The nationally recognized Mummies of the World exhibition and the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) have joined forces to collect school supplies for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland as youth members begin the 2013-2014 school year. From July 27 through August 11, museum guests who participate will receive $2 off adult admission to see Mummies of the World - limited to (2) adult guests per party. [Read more..]

“WRAP A FAMILY IN WARMTH” THIS HOLIDAY SEASON DONATE TO THE SALVATION ARMY OF CENTRAL MARYLAND AND RECEIVE DISCOUNTED ADMISSION TO MUMMIES OF THE WORLD: THE EXHIBITION
Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Baltimore, MD (February 27, 2014) – In honor of the holiday season, the Maryland Science Center invites the public to “Wrap a Family in Warmth” by participating in the Salvation Army’s coats and blankets collection drive. From December 2 through December 24, 2013 only, bring a new or gently used coat, sweater or blanket to the Science Center and receive a $3 discount on one adult admission ticket to Mummies of the World, the largest exhibition of real human and animal mummies and related artifacts ever assembled. [Read more..]

MUMMIES OF THE WORLD EXHIBITION MAKES TEXAS DEBUT AT THE WITTE MUSEUM SEPTEMBER 29, 2012
Thursday, February 27th, 2014

SAN ANTONIO, TX (February MOW San Antonio Announcement Updated FINAL27,2014) – The highly-anticipated Mummies of the World exhibition will make its Texas debut at the Witte Museum on September 29, 2012 through January 27, 2013. The presentation in San Antonio will mark the sixth stop of the exhibition’s exclusive three-year tour of the United States. This astonishing collection of mummies and related artifacts includes a 6,420-year-old child mummy from Peru, dating 3,000 years before King Tut. Mummies of the World is the first exhibition of its kind to be showcased at the Witte. The exhibition presents a never before seen collection of rare mummies from across the world including South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Egypt that spans eons of time and transcends history. [Read more..]

MUMMIES OF THE WORLD HOSTED EXCLUSIVE FIELD TRIP FOR THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER SALT LAKE
Thursday, February 27th, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (February 27, 2014) – In a continuous effort to give back to the local community, American Exhibitions, Inc., producer of the groundbreaking Mummies of the World exhibition, hosted nearly 100 members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake on Thursday, April 18, 2013. The visit to the exhibition offered Boys & Girls Clubs members (pictured left) from all Greater Salt Lake Club sites including, Lied, Sugar House, Capitol West and Tooele with an exclusive tour of Mummies on display for a limited time at The Leonardo Museum in downtown Salt Lake City. [Read more..]

MUMMIES OF THE WORLD EXHIBITION TO OPEN SEPTEMBER 28 IN BALTIMORE AT THE MARYLAND SCIENCE CENTER
Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Baltimore, MD (February 27, 2014) – The nationally recognized Mummies of the World exhibition will open at the Maryland Science Center (MSC), in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Saturday, September 28, 2013. The presentation in Baltimore will mark the ninth and final stop of the exhibition’s exclusive three-year tour of the United States. The exhibition presents a never-before seen collection of rare mummies from across the world — including South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Egypt — that spans eons of time and transcends history. This astonishing collection of mummies and related artifacts includes a 6,420-year-old child mummy from Peru (“Detmold Child”) dating 3,000 years before King Tut. [Read more..]

MUMMIES OF THE WORLD ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL OPENING WEEK FOR ITS HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED TEXAS DEBUT
October 15th, 2012

SAN ANTONIO, TX (October 15th, 2012) – Mummies of the World is pleased to announce that it experienced tremendous success during its opening weekend debut in San Antonio. The San Antonio market has embraced the exhibition, which opened to the public at the Witte Museum this past Saturday, September 29, 2012 for its exclusive Texas engagement.

According to Marise McDermott, president and CEO of the Witte, “We are so delighted with the great turnout for opening week at the Witte Museum. Mummies of the World is clearly the next must-see exhibition to hit San Antonio.”

“The exhibition is changing centuries-old perceptions about mummies, and we are pleased to see that the exhibition continues to generate crowds and rave reviews from the public and the press in each market in which it travels,” said Marc Corwin, president of American Exhibitions, Inc. “We are thrilled with the exhibition’s opening weekend success in San Antonio.”

Mummies of the World present a never-before-seen collection of rare mummies from around the world and the first exhibition of its kind to be showcased at the Witte. The exhibition was developed by American Exhibitions, Inc., in association with the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums (REM).

Mummies of the World is the largest exhibition of real mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, featuring an astounding collection of 150 specimens and objects including real human and animal mummies, and related artifacts from South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Ancient Egypt. The exhibition will be on display at the Witte Museum through January 27, 2013, and is generously supported by San Antonio Express-News, Tesoro, Don Strange of Texas, Inc., Great Events and Rentals and the City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs. For more information: www.wittemuseum.org or www.mummiesoftheworld.com.

TICKETS GOING FAST FOR FINAL WEEKS OF MUMMIES OF THE WORLD AT MOSI
August 14th, 2012

TAMPA, FL (August 14th, 2012) – Just a few weeks remain before Mummies of the World, the largest exhibition of real mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, leaves MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry). The presentation in Tampa marks the fifth stop of the exhibition’s exclusive seven-city tour, and the exhibition’s exclusive Florida engagement. Visitors and residents of Tampa and the surrounding community are encouraged to visit this must-see exhibition before it continues its tour across the country. Since opening at MOSI on April 27, 2012, nearly 80,000 visitors have attended Mummies of the World on display in Tampa. The groundbreaking exhibition is also anticipating its milestone 750,000th visitor overall since its July 1, 2010 world premiere while in its final weeks at MOSI. “Mummies of the World has changed our understanding of what mummies are and what can be learned from them,” said Wit Ostrenko, president and CEO of MOSI. “MOSI is honored to have served as a stop on this prestigious tour and to have offered such a thought-provoking collection to the Tampa Bay area.”

“We are so pleased to have been able to bring Mummies of the World to the Tampa market, and to provide the public here with this rare opportunity to learn about the history, stories and science involved in the study of mummies,” says Marc Corwin, president of American Exhibitions, Inc. “We encourage those in the area interested in experiencing the exhibition to be sure and plan ahead, as this is their last chance to see it before the mummies make their move to San Antonio.”

Mummies of the World is currently in its final weeks at MOSI and must close September 9, 2012. Advance reservations are highly recommended so that visitors do not miss the chance to experience the world-class exhibition. Tickets can be purchased by calling (813) 987-6000.

Mummies of the World Generates $6.6 Million In Economic Impact For City Of Charlotte
June 11th, 2012

CHARLOTTE, NC (June 11th, 2012) - Mummies of the World is pleased to announce that the exhibition contributed $6.6 million in tourism economic impact to the city of Charlotte, according to a study conducted recently by Discovery Place in conjunction with the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA). The exhibition, which closed April 8, 2012, was also responsible for generating an additional $2.2 million in discretionary spending by local residents that was retained in Mecklenberg County.

The blockbuster traveling exhibition, currently on display at MOSI in Tampa, may be best known for enhancing the cultural and educational aspects of the cities in which it exhibits, but the study in Charlotte shows that Mummies of the World also contributes to the economic well-being of these regions in a meaningful way.

The study showed that 54% of visitors to the exhibition resided outside of Mecklenburg County. Those who traveled to see the exhibition spent an average of $212.17 per group on the trip, showing that Mummies of the World not only makes a financial impact on the local community, but also drives tourism to the local markets in which it displays.

Discovery Place partnered with the CRVA to conduct the economic impact study of the exhibition in order to measure the contributions to the development of the community.

Mummies of the World was developed by American Exhibitions, Inc., in association with the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums (REM). For more information: www.mummiesoftheworld.com.

MUMMIES OF THE WORLD AND MOSI PRESENTED $10,000 IN TICKETS TO THE JAMES A. HALEY VETERANS' HOSPITAL
May 24th, 2012

TAMPA, FL (May 24th, 2012) – In honor of Memorial Day and in recognition of our troops, Mummies of the World Touring Company, LLC, producer of the groundbreaking Mummies of the World exhibition, and MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry) made a charitable donation of $10,000 in family four-packs of tickets to the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital during a special presentation at MOSI on Thursday, May 24, 2012.

Stacy Sidman (second from left), general manager for Mummies of the World Touring Company, was joined by Ralph Bosek (center), COO of MOSI, in presenting the tickets to Roy L. Hawkins, Jr. (second from right), deputy director of the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, with two of the Hospital's veterans also onsite to share in the occasion.

Since 1972, the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. This hospital is the busiest of four polytrauma facilities in the nation, making services available to more than 116,000 veterans living in a four-county area of Florida. The $10,000 in family four-packs donated by Mummies of the World and MOSI will provide James A. Haley Veterans' patient families the opportunity to escape for an afternoon and experience the exhibition at their leisure.

MUMMIES OF THE WORLD EXHIBITION MAKES TEXAS DEBUT AT THE WITTE MUSEUM SEPTEMBER 29, 2012
May 16th, 2012

SAN ANTONIO, TX (May 16, 2012) –– The highly-anticipated Mummies of the World exhibition will make its Texas debut at the Witte Museum on Saturday, September 29, 2012. The presentation in San Antonio will mark the sixth stop of the exhibition's exclusive three-year city tour of the United States. This astonishing collection of mummies and related artifacts includes a 6,420-year-old child mummy from Peru, dating 3,000 years before King Tut. Mummies of the World is the first exhibition of its kind to be showcased at the Witte. The exhibition presents a never before seen collection of rare mummies from across the world including South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Egypt that spans eons of time and transcends history.

With its astounding collection of 150 specimens and objects, Mummies of the World is the largest exhibition of real human and animal mummies and related artifacts ever assembled. Through modern science and engaging interactive and multi-media exhibits, the exhibition reveals how the scientific study of mummies provides a window into the lives of ancient people, offering unprecedented insights into past cultures and civilizations. It also demonstrates that mummification – both through natural processes and intentional practices – has taken place all over the globe, from the hot desert sands of South America to remote European bogs.

“Mummies of the World will change visitors' understanding of what mummies are and what can be learned from them,” said Marise McDermott, president and CEO of the Witte Museum. “The mummies in this exhibition have been studied using cutting edge, non-intrusive technology to provide insights into lives and cultures of long ago. Modern science truly can shed new light on very old ideas and the Witte is honored to offer such a perception-changing and thought-provoking collection to the region.”

In addition to the Detmold Child, the rare and ancient objects presented in Mummies of the World include the Vac Mummies, a mummified family from Hungary believed to have died from tuberculosis; the Baron von Holz, a German nobleman found tucked away in the family crypt of a 14th century castle wearing his best leather boots; an ancient Peruvian woman naturally mummified in the warm desert air, with mysterious tattoos on her face and chest, and long black hair intact; and a howler monkey from Argentina, with its fierce expression and adorned with a feather skirt and headdress.

“We are excited to bring Mummies of the World to San Antonio,” said Marc Corwin, president of American Exhibitions, Inc. “Most people think mummies come from Egypt and are wrapped, but mummies come from all over the world. The exhibition is changing centuries-old perceptions about what the general public thinks about mummies and providing insight into the lives and cultures of these ancient people. Inside every mummy is a story waiting to be told, and Mummies of the World is here to tell those stories.”

The concept for the exhibition began with the rediscovery of 21 specimens within the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums of Mannheim, Germany in 2004. A consortium of mummy researchers, known as the German Mummy Project, used DNA analysis, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computer tomography (CT), radiocarbon dating and mass spectrometry to learn more, and engaged the cooperation of 21 world-renowned museums, organizations and collections in seven countries to make this innovative exhibition possible.

Mummies of the World will be on display at the Witte Museum from September 29, 2012 through January 27, 2013. The exhibition is generously supported by Tesoro and the City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs. For more information, please visit www.wittemuseum.org or www.mummiesoftheworld.com.

MUMMIES OF THE WORLD ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL OPENING WEEKEND FOR ITS HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED FLORIDA DEBUT
Monday, April 30th, 2012

TAMPA, FL (April 30, 2012) – Mummies of the World is pleased to announce that it experienced tremendous success during its opening weekend debut in Tampa. With nearly 5,000 people in attendance, the Tampa market has embraced the exhibition, which opened to the public at MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry) this past Friday, April 27, 2012 for its exclusive Florida engagement.

According to Wit Ostrenko, president and CEO of MOSI, “We are so pleased with the incredible turnout for opening weekend. Mummies of the World is clearly the next must-see exhibition to hit Tampa, and trending to be one of the most successful exhibitions we have ever had at MOSI.”

"We are thrilled with the exhibition's opening weekend success in Tampa,” said Marc Corwin, president of American Exhibitions, Inc. "The exhibition is changing centuries-old perceptions about mummies, and we are pleased to see that the exhibition continues to generate crowds and rave reviews from the public and the press in each market in which it travels.”

Mummies of the World presents a never-before-seen collection of rare mummies from around the world, including South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Egypt. Featuring an astounding collection of 150 specimens and objects, Mummies of the World is the largest exhibition of real human and animal mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, and the first exhibition of its kind to be showcased at MOSI. The exhibition was developed by American Exhibitions, Inc., in association with the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums (REM).

Mummies of the World will be on exhibition at MOSI through September 9, 2012 and advance reservations are highly recommended. Tickets can be purchased by calling (813) 987-6000. For more information, visit mosi.org or mummiesoftheworld.com.

THE MUMMIES ARE HERE! MUMMIES OF THE WORLD NOW OPEN AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY IN TAMPA (MOSI)
Friday, April 27th, 2012

TAMPA, FL (April 27, 2012) – The highly-anticipated Mummies of the World exhibition officially opened at the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) today, Friday, April 27, 2012. The presentation in Tampa will mark the fifth stop of the exhibition's exclusive seven-city tour, and will be the exhibition's exclusive Florida engagement.

Mummies of the World presents a never-before-seen collection of rare mummies from around the world, including South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Egypt. Featuring an astounding collection of 150 specimens and objects, Mummies of the World is the largest exhibition of real human and animal mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, and the first exhibition of its kind to be showcased at MOSI.

“We are excited to bring Mummies of the World to Tampa,” said Marc Corwin, president of American Exhibitions, Inc. “Most people think mummies come from Egypt and are wrapped, but mummies come from all over the world. The exhibition is changing centuries-old perceptions about what the general public thinks about mummies and providing insight into the lives and cultures of these ancient people. Inside every mummy is a story waiting to be told, and Mummies of the World is here to tell those stories.”

The rare and ancient objects presented in Mummies of the World include a 6,420-year-old child mummy from Peru, dating 3,000 years before King Tut; a mummified family from Hungary believed to have died from tuberculosis; the Baron von Holz, a German nobleman found tucked away in the family crypt of a 14th century castle wearing his best leather boots; an ancient Peruvian woman naturally mummified in the warm desert air, with mysterious tattoos on her face and chest, and long black hair intact; and a howler monkey from Argentina, with its fierce expression and adorned with a feather skirt and headdress.

Mummies of the World premiered to sell out crowds in Los Angeles at the California Science Center in July 2010. It quickly became a major attraction and one of the most successful exhibits in the Science Center's 13-year history. The debut of the exhibition at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia in June 2011 attracted attendance by visitors from all 50 states and more than 20 countries in just one month after opening. Prior to opening in Charlotte, the exhibition had sold more than 18,000 advance tickets – the most sold in the history of the exhibition – and has also received a total of more than half a million visitors since its World Premiere.

Mummies of the World will be on exhibition at MOSI from April 27, 2012 through September 9, 2012. Tickets are now on sale and reservations are highly recommended. Mummies of the World is a timed-entry exhibition, so before making a purchase, visitors will be asked to select the date and time of their visit. Tickets can be purchased by calling (813) 987-6000. For more information, visit mosi.org or mummiesoftheworld.com

THE MUMMIES ARE HERE! MUMMIES OF THE WORLD NOW OPEN AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY IN TAMPA (MOSI)
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

TAMPA, FL (April 18, 2012) – More than 40 precious mummies arrived in Tampa today under security detail for the upcoming Mummies of the World exhibition at MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry). The mummies traveled more than 500 miles from Charlotte to make their highly-anticipated Florida premiere as part of the largest exhibition of real mummies and related artifacts ever assembled.

Upon arrival, the security detail and exhibitors signed over the mummies for the Museum's safe-keeping and key exhibition and venue representatives spoke to the press about the upcoming exhibition, which opens at MOSI on Friday, April 27, 2012. Marc Corwin (left), president of American Exhibitions, Inc. – producer of the groundbreaking exhibition – was joined by Wit Ostrenko (right), president and CEO of MOSI and Maruchi Azorin Blanco (center), MOSI Board Chair, for the occasion. Following the arrival, curators and exhibition staff will work day and night on the load-in and installation of the exhibition to ensure the mummies are properly displayed, and treated with reverence and dignity.

“We are excited to bring Mummies of the World to Tampa, and the arrival and official hand-off of the mummies to a new venue is always a special day,” said Corwin. “Mummies of the World provides an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see real human and animal mummies from around the world. It's truly an eye-opening experience, showcasing that mummies are not just wrapped and do not just come from Egypt. We think the Tampa market will welcome and embrace the chance to explore the lives and cultures of these ancient people and civilizations.”

Mummies of the World features an astounding collection of 150 specimens and objects, including real human and animal mummies and related artifacts. Through modern science and engaging interactive and multimedia exhibits, the exhibition reveals how the scientific study of mummies provides a window into the lives of ancient people, offering unprecedented insights into past cultures and civilizations. It also demonstrates that mummification – both through natural processes and intentional practices – has taken place all over the globe, from the hot desert sands of South America to remote European moors and bogs.

“We are proud to be able to host such a world-class collection,” said Ostrenko. “This is a truly unique opportunity to experience mummies from around the world, demonstrating that mummies do not just come from Egypt but can be found all over the globe. MOSI is honored to be able to offer such a perception-changing and thought-provoking collection to the region.”

Mummies of the World will be on exhibition at MOSI through September 9, 2012, and is a timed-entry ticketed event. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Tickets can be purchased by calling (813) 987-6000.

AMERICAN EXHIBITIONS, INC. PRESENTED $10,000 IN TICKETS TO MUMMIES OF THE WORLD TO RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF CHARLOTTE
Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

CHARLOTTE, NC (January 25, 2012) – American Exhibitions, Inc., producer of the groundbreaking Mummies of the World exhibition, made a charitable donation of $10,000 in family four-packs of tickets to Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte during a special presentation on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at Discovery Place.

Stacy Sidman (second from right), General Manager for American Exhibitions, Inc., was joined by Dean Briere (far right), executive vice president and COO of Discovery Place, Inc., in presenting the tickets to Jenna Westbrook, Development Director of Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte (center). Patient James Seals, 11, and mother, Crystal Austin (second from left), were also onsite to share in the occasion.

American Exhibitions is committed to giving back to the communities in which it presents its exhibition. The $10,000 in family four-packs being donated will provide Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte patient families the opportunity to escape for an afternoon and experience Mummies of the World at their leisure.

Mummies of the World is the largest exhibition of mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, featuring an astounding collection of 150 specimens and objects including real human and animal mummies, and related artifacts from South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Ancient Egypt. The acclaimed traveling exhibition opened at Discovery Place on November 11, 2011 to rave reviews, and is currently on display in Charlotte through April 8, 2012.

MUMMIES OF THE WORLD EXHIBITION MAKES FLORIDA DEBUT AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY APRIL 27, 2012
Monday, January 23rd, 2012

TAMPA, FL (January 23, 2012) – TAMPA, FL (January 23, 2012) – The highly-anticipated Mummies of the World exhibition will make its Florida premiere at the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) on Friday, April 27, 2012. The presentation in Tampa will mark the fifth stop of the exhibition's exclusive seven-city tour. This astonishing collection of mummies and related artifacts includes a 6,420-year-old child mummy from Peru, dating 3,000 years before King Tut. Mummies of the World is the first exhibition of its kind to be showcased at MOSI. The exhibition presents a never before seen collection of rare mummies from across the world including South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Egypt that spans eons of time and transcends history.

With its astounding collection of 150 specimens and objects, Mummies of the World is the largest exhibition of real human and animal mummies and related artifacts ever assembled. Through modern science and engaging interactive and multi-media exhibits, the exhibition reveals how the scientific study of mummies provides a window into the lives of ancient people, offering unprecedented insights into past cultures and civilizations. It also demonstrates that mummification – both through natural processes and intentional practices – has taken place all over the globe, from the hot desert sands of South America to remote European bogs.

“Mummies of the World will change visitors' understanding of what mummies are and what can be learned from them,” said Wit Ostrenko, president and CEO of MOSI. “The mummies in this exhibition have been studied using cutting edge, non-destructive technology to provide insights into lives and cultures of long ago. Modern science truly can shed new lights on very old ideas and MOSI is honored to offer such a perception-changing and thought-provoking collection to the region.”

In addition to the Detmold Child, the rare and ancient objects presented in Mummies of the World include the Vac Mummies, a mummified family from Hungary believed to have died from tuberculosis; the Baron von Holz, a German nobleman found tucked away in the family crypt of a 14th century castle wearing his best leather boots; an ancient Peruvian woman naturally mummified in the warm desert air, with mysterious tattoos on her face and chest, and long black hair intact; and a howler monkey from Argentina, with its fierce expression and adorned with a feather skirt and headdress.

“We are excited to bring Mummies of the World to Tampa,” said Marc Corwin, president of American Exhibitions, Inc. “Most people think mummies come from Egypt and are wrapped, but mummies come from all over the world. The exhibition is changing centuries-old perceptions about what the general public thinks about mummies and providing insight into the lives and cultures of these ancient people. Inside every mummy is a story waiting to be told, and Mummies of the World is here to tell those stories.”

The concept for the exhibition began with the rediscovery of 21 specimens within the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums of Mannheim, Germany in 2004. A consortium of mummy researchers, known as the German Mummy Project, used DNA analysis, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computer tomography (CT), radiocarbon dating and mass spectrometry to learn more, and engaged the cooperation of 21 world-renowned museums, organizations and collections in seven countries to make this innovative exhibition possible.

Mummies of the World premiered to sell out crowds in Los Angeles at the California Science Center in July 2010. It quickly became a major attraction and one of the most successful exhibits in the Science Center's 13-year history. The debut of the exhibition at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia in June 2011 attracted attendance by visitors from all 50 states and more than 20 countries in just one month after opening. Prior to opening in Charlotte, the exhibition had sold more than 18,000 advance tickets – the most sold in the history of the exhibition – and has also received a total of more than half a million visitors since its World Premiere.

Mummies of the World will be on exhibition from April 27, 2012 through September 3, 2012. Tickets are now on sale and reservations are highly recommended. Mummies of the World is a timed-entry exhibition, so before making a purchase, visitors will be asked to select the date and time of their visit. Tickets can be purchased by calling (813) 987-6000.

MOSI will be offering special packages that include regular admission plus Mummies of the World, as well as a Mummies of the World only ticket. Please call (813) 987-6000 for pricing and/or reservations.

MUMMIES OF THE WORLD ATTRACTS MILESTONE 50,000 VISITORS IN 50 DAYS
Friday, January 6th, 2012

CHARLOTTE, NC (January 6, 2012) – Since opening at Discovery Place on November 11, 2011, Mummies of the World has attracted 50,000 visitors in 50 short days, drawing guests from all across the United States. Attendees have traveled from as far as Alaska, Hawaii, California and Washington State – even Canada and the United Kingdom – to experience the groundbreaking exhibition on display in Charlotte. The continued success of the exhibition is proving to be a tremendous draw for the Museum, bringing in visitors from all over the country and beyond to experience the astounding collection which is making one of only seven U.S. appearances in Charlotte.

And, Charlotte has welcomed the mummies. Following a highly-successful opening weekend at Discovery Place that saw thousands of visitors, the public's response and intrigue for Mummies of the World has grown. To accommodate holiday crowds, Discovery Place extended its hours December 26-30 to allow more families and vacationers the chance to experience the exhibition, which attracted thousands during that week alone.

“We are thrilled with the exhibition's continued success in Charlotte,” said Marc Corwin, president of American Exhibitions, Inc. “The milestones we are able to achieve are proof that real mummies intrigue the general public and are a dynamic draw for the cities and venues in which they are exhibited. We are pleased to see that the exhibition continues to generate attendance and buzz in every market we travel to.”

Mummies of the World will be on display at Discovery Place through April 8, 2012 and reservations are highly recommended. Tickets can be purchased by calling (704) 372-6261 or online at discoveryplace.org.

DISCOVERY PLACE & MUMMIES OF THE WORLD COLLECT MORE THAN 450 COATS IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS FOR THE SALVATION ARMY'S COATS FOR KIDS PROGRAM
Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

CHARLOTTE, NC (December 21, 2011) – In honor of the holiday season, Discovery Place and Mummies of the World invited the public to “Wrap a Child in Warmth” by participating in the Salvation Army's Coats for Kids program.

Discovery Place, in partnership with the groundbreaking Mummies of the World exhibition, encouraged Charlotte-area residents to drop off new and gently used coats at Discovery Place Admissions beginning December 10, 2011 through December 20, 2011.

The Charlotte community responded, and in less than two weeks, Discovery Place and Mummies of the World collected more than 450 coats, making the collection a tremendous success. All coats collected will be turned over to the Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte and beginning in January, will be distributed to area families in need.

MUMMIES OF THE WORLD, THE LARGEST EXHIBITION OF REAL MUMMIES EVER ASSEMBLED DEBUTS AT DISCOVERY PLACE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Monday, November 7th, 2011

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (November 7, 2011) –The highly-anticipated Mummies of the World makes it Southern U.S. premiere at Discovery Place on Friday, November 11, 2011. This astonishing collection of mummies and related artifacts includes a 6,420-year-old child mummy from Peru, dating 3,000 years before King Tut. Mummies of the World is the first exhibition of its kind to be showcased at Discovery Place, one of the most visited museums in North Carolina. The exhibition presents a never before seen collection of rare mummies from across the world including South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Egypt that spans eons of time and transcends history.

With its astounding collection of 150 specimens and objects, Mummies of the World is the largest exhibition of real human and animal mummies and related artifacts ever assembled. Through modern science and engaging interactive and multi-media exhibits, the exhibition reveals how the scientific study of mummies provides a window into the lives of ancient people, offering unprecedented insights into past cultures and civilizations. It also demonstrates that mummification – both through natural processes and intentional practices – has taken place all over the globe, from the hot desert sands of South America to remote European moors and bogs.

“Mummies of the World will change visitors' understanding of what mummies are and what can be learned from them,” said John Mackay, president and CEO of Discovery Place, Inc. “The mummies in this exhibition have been studied using cutting edge, non-destructive technology to provide insights into lives and cultures of long ago. Modern science truly can shed new lights on very old ideas and Discovery Place is honored to offer such a perception-changing and thought-provoking collection to the region.”

In addition to the Detmold Child, the rare and ancient objects presented in Mummies of the World include the Vac Mummies, a mummified family from Hungary believed to have died from tuberculosis; the Baron von Holz, a German nobleman found tucked away in the family crypt of a 14th century castle wearing his best leather boots; an ancient Peruvian woman naturally mummified in the warm desert air, with mysterious tattoos on her face and chest, and long black hair intact; and a howler monkey from Argentina, with its fierce expression and adorned with a feather skirt and headdress.

“We are excited to bring Mummies of the World to Charlotte,” said Marc Corwin, president of American Exhibitions, Inc. “Most people think mummies come from Egypt and are wrapped, but mummies come from all over the world. The exhibition is changing centuries-old perceptions about what the general public thinks about mummies and providing insight into the lives and cultures of these ancient people. Inside every mummy is a story waiting to be told, and Mummies of the World is here to tell those stories.”

The concept for the exhibition began with the rediscovery of 21 specimens within the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums of Mannheim, Germany in 2004. A consortium of mummy researchers, known as the German Mummy Project, used DNA analysis, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computer tomography (CT), radiocarbon dating and mass spectrometry to learn more, and engaged the cooperation of 21 world-renowned museums, organizations and collections in seven countries to make this innovative exhibition possible.

Mummies of the World premiered to sell out crowds in Los Angeles at the California Science Center in July 2010. It quickly became a major attraction and one of the most successful exhibits in the Science Center's 13-year history. The debut of the exhibition at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia in June 2011 attracted attendance by visitors from all 50 states and more than 20 countries in just one month after opening.

Mummies of the World will be on exhibition from November 11, 2011 through April 8, 2012. Tickets are now on sale and reservations are highly recommended. Mummies of the World is a timed-entry exhibition, so before making a purchase, visitors will be asked to select the date and time of their visit. Tickets can be purchased by calling (704) 372-6261 or online at discoverplace.org.

Admission to Mummies of the World is $24 for adults; $18 for children ages 2-13; and, $20 for students with ID and seniors ages 60+. All tickets include full-day admission to Discovery Place. Group and Member discounts are available. Children ages 12 and younger must be accompanied by a responsible adult while in Discovery Place.

Mummies of the World Exhibition Debuts in Philadelphia June 18, 2011
Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA (February 11, 2011) – A 6,420-year-old child mummy from Peru, one the oldest child mummies ever discovered, joins an astonishing collection of mummies and related artifacts in the extraordinary exhibition Mummies of the World, which will make its debut at the world-renowned Franklin Institute on June 18, 2011. This prestigious venue has hosted some of the most highly-acclaimed exhibitions, including Body Worlds, King Tut and Cleopatra, to name a few. Mummies of the World is the first exhibition of its kind to be showcased at The Franklin Institute, portraying both naturally and intentionally preserved mummies from around the world in a never-before-seen collection unlike anything else that has ever toured the Northeastern United States.

Mummies of the World is the largest exhibition of real mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, featuring an astounding collection of 150 artifacts and real human and animal specimens from South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Egypt. Through modern science and engaging interactive and multi-media exhibits, the exhibition reveals how the scientific study of mummies provides a window into the lives of ancient people from every region of the world, offering unprecedented insights into past cultures and civilizations. It also demonstrates that mummification – both through natural processes and intentional practices – has taken place all over the globe, from the hot desert sands of South America to remote European moors and bogs.

Not to be confused with the “Secrets of the Silk Road” China exhibit, the treasures presented in Mummies of the World include the Detmold Child, one of the oldest mummy infants ever discovered; the Vac Mummies, a mummified family from Budapest; the Baron and Baroness, discovered in a 14th century castle in Sommersdorf; and Egyptian animal mummies, intentionally preserved to accompany royals for eternity.

“We are excited to bring Mummies of the World to Philadelphia, a city that is lauded for its commitment to arts and culture,” said Marc Corwin, president of American Exhibitions, Inc. “Mummies of the World provides residents in the Philadelphia area with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see real mummies from around the world and explore the lives and cultures of these ancient people and civilizations. Inside every mummy is a story waiting to be told, and Mummies of the World is here to tell those stories.”

The concept began with the German Mummy Project's re-discovery of 20 specimens within the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums of Mannheim, Germany in 2004. A consortium of mummy researchers used DNA analysis, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computer tomography (CT), radiocarbon dating and mass spectrometry to learn more, and engaged the cooperation of 21 world-renowned museums, organizations and collections in seven countries to make this innovative exhibition possible.

Currently on display at the Milwaukee Public Museum, the exhibition premiered to sell out crowds in Los Angeles at the California Science Center in July 2010. It quickly became a major attraction and one of the most successful exhibits in the Science Center's 13-year history.

“Mummies of the World is a must-see exhibition presenting a unique, never-before-seen collection of mummies and related artifacts from around the world, and we're proud to be the first Northeastern venue to host this extraordinary exhibit,” said Dennis Wint, president and CEO of The Franklin Institute. “This is a great testament to the reputation of The Franklin Institute, and to the growing reputation of our city as a cultural center.”

More information about the exhibition is available online: www.mummiesoftheworld.com or www.fi.edu/mummies.

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, The Franklin Institute is a renowned and innovative leader in the field of science and technology learning, as well as a dynamic center of activity. Pennsylvania's most visited museum, it is dedicated to creating a passion for learning about science by offering access to hands-on science education. For more information, visit www.fi.edu.

American Exhibitions, Inc. produces world-class touring exhibitions for science centers and museums that excite, educate and engage visitors. As a longstanding member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and the American Association of Museums (AAM), American Exhibitions, Inc. is one of the leading exhibit producers in the United States. www.americanexhibitions.com

Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, an internationally acclaimed complex in Mannheim, Germany, has been one of the major venues for exhibitions in Europe in the realms of archeology and world cultures. With a collection that began in the early 1700s, the museum houses more than 1.2 million objects in its collection, comprising over 300,000 square feet of exhibition space. www.rem-mannheim.de/

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Mummies of the World Exhibition Makes Midwest Premiere In Milwaukee December 17, 2010
Friday, December 17th, 2010

A 6,420-year-old child mummy from Peru, one the oldest child mummies ever discovered, joins an astonishing collection of mummies and related artifacts in the extraordinary exhibition Mummies of the World, which will make its Midwest premiere at the Milwaukee Public Museum on December 17, 2010

Mummies of the World is the largest exhibition of mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, featuring an astounding collection of 150 artifacts and real human and animal specimens from South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Egypt. Showcasing state-of-the-art science tools and techniques, this groundbreaking exhibition bridges the gap between past and present, showing how science can shed light on the historical and cultural record around the world. It also demonstrates that mummification – both through natural processes and intentional practices – has taken place all over the globe, from the hot desert sands of South America to remote European moors and bogs.

The treasures presented in Mummies of the World include one of the oldest mummy infants ever discovered; a mummified family; a German nobleman discovered in a family crypt; and Egyptian animal mummies, intentionally preserved to accompany royals for eternity.

The Detmold Child is a Peruvian child mummy in a remarkable state of preservation, radiocarbon dated to 4504–4457 B.C. – about 3,000 years before the birth of King Tut. A recent CT scan investigation reveals details about the child's age, health and cause of death. It is on loan from the Lippisches Landesmuseum in Detmold, Germany.

The Orlovits Family was part of a group of 18th-century mummies discovered in a longforgotten church crypt in Vác, Hungary in 1994. Michael and Veronica Orlovits and their son Johannes were among those preserved by the cool, dry air and oil from the pine boards used to build their coffins. Extensive research including DNA analysis offers answers about their conditions and cause of death. They are on loan from the Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest.

Baron von Holz is a 17th-century nobleman believed to have died in or near Sommersdorf, Germany during the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648). He was discovered in the family crypt of the von Crailsheim family's late 14th-century castle, still wearing his boots. CT scans revealed clues about his anatomy, age, and approximate date of birth and death. Baroness Schenck von Geiern, a von Crailsheim ancestor, also was found in the family crypt. Loaned by Dr. Manfred Baron von Crailsheim, Sommersdorf.

Egyptian animal mummies in this exhibition include an Egyptian cat mummy that is elaborately wrapped in painted linen bandaging, holding fascinating clues to life and death in ancient Egypt. The Egyptian cat mummies in this exhibition date to the Ptolemaic period, and show how Egyptian cats were sometimes intentionally embalmed in a lengthy process using salt and various resins. These mummies are on loan from various museums in Germany.

“Mummies of the World offers an incredible opportunity to explore the lives and cultures of people from around the world,” says Marc Corwin, president of American Exhibitions, Inc. “Human beings have a powerful desire to learn about our past and to identify with our common history. Using technology and the tools of modern forensic science to study these rare treasures adds an even more exciting layer of discovery.”

The concept began with the German Mummy Project's re-discovery of 20 specimens within the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums of Mannheim, Germany in 2004. A consortium of mummy researchers used DNA analysis, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computer tomography (CT), radiocarbon dating and mass spectrometry to learn more, and engaged the cooperation of 21 world-renowned museums, organizations and collections in seven countries to make this innovative exhibition possible.

As a result, Mummies of the World is a fascinating mix of old and new, including engaging interactive multimedia exhibits that illustrate how current science tools enable us to study mummies in new and non-invasive ways, allowing unprecedented insights to past cultures and civilizations.

“Mummies of the World is being touted as a “must-see,” and we're proud to be the first Midwestern venue to host this extraordinary exhibition,” said Museum President and CEO Jay Williams. “In fact, we'll be only the second venue to host Mummies of the World ever, which is a great testament to the reputation of the Milwaukee Public Museum, and to the growing reputation of our city as a cultural center.”

The exhibition was prepared in accordance with all recommendations of the International Council of Museums' (ICOM) code of ethics. The participating organizations include: Ägyptisches Museum, Bonn, Germany; Archäologisches Landesmuseum, Schleswig, Germany; The Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany; The Drents Museum, Assen, Netherlands; Geologisch-Palaeontologisches Institut und Museum, Münster, Germany; Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest, Hungary; Institute for Egyptology, Ruprecht-Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany; Lippisches Landesmuseum, Detmold, Germany; Musées Jurassien, Delémont, Switzerland; The Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel, Switzerland; Naturhistorisches Museum, Nürnberg, Germany; Naturkundemuseum, Bozen, Italy; Naturkundemuseum, Kassel, Germany; Philipps-Universität Marburg, Marburg, Germany; Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, Mannheim, Germany; Staatliches Naturhistorisches Museum, Braunschweig, Germany; Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt, Germany; Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany; and the private collections of Mr. Thomas Kuppels, Bremen, Germany; Eve-Maria Zimmermann, Teneriffa, San Miguel de Abona; and Dr. Manfred Baron von Crailsheim, Sommersdorf Castle, Ansbach, Germany..

More information about the exhibition is available online: www.mummiesoftheworld.com.

To enhance the guest experience during the run of Mummies of the World, the Milwaukee Public Museum will be featuring the IMAX film Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs, and the Planetarium show Stars of the Pharaohs.

Combo tickets for this film and Mummies of the World will be available.

The Milwaukee Public Museum is a natural and human history museum located in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The museum was chartered in 1882 and opened to the public in 1884. MPM has three floors of exhibits that encompass life-size dioramas, walk-through villages, world cultures, dinosaurs, a rain forest and a live butterfly garden, as well as the Humphrey IMAX Dome Theater and the Daniel M. Soref Planetarium. The museum houses more than 4.5 million objects and hosts nearly half a million visitors each year.

The MPM is operated by Milwaukee Public Museum, Inc., a private, non-profit company, and its facilities and collections are held in trust and supported by Milwaukee County for the benefit of the public. The MPM is located at 800 W. Wells St. Admission, hours and event details on the web at www.mpm.edu.

American Exhibitions, Inc. produces world-class touring exhibitions for science centers and museums that excite, educate and engage visitors. As a longstanding member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and the American Association of Museums (AAM), American Exhibitions, Inc. is one of the leading exhibit producers in the United States. http://www.americanexhibitions.com.

Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, an internationally acclaimed complex in Mannheim, Germany, has been one of the major venues for exhibitions in Europe in the realms of archeology and world cultures. With a collection that began in the early 1700s, the museum houses more than 1.2 million objects in its collection, comprising over 300,000 square feet of exhibition space. http://www.rem-mannheim.de/

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Hungarian Mummy Undergoes CT Scan at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital
Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Using 21st century technology to help researchers understand more about an 18th century mummy, an adult female mummy born in 1770 in Vac, Hungary will undergo a non-invasive computerized tomography (CT) scan at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Milwaukee on Friday, December 10

The scan of the mummy from Vac, Veronica Orlovits, was organized by the Milwaukee Public Museum in collaboration with American Exhibitions, Inc., the German Mummy Project based at the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums (REM) in Mannheim, Germany and the Hungarian Natural History Museum in Budapest, Hungary, to help determine the mummy's state of preservation and any disease or injury she may have had.

Orlovits is one of a three-member mummy family on loan from the Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest, as part of Mummies of the World, the largest exhibition of mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, making its Midwest debut December 17 at the Milwaukee Public Museum.

This groundbreaking exhibition, brought to the United States by American Exhibitions, Inc. (AEI), in association with the REM, reveals how the scientific study of mummies provides a window into the lives of ancient peoples and civilizations from around the world.

“CT scans and other science tools represent the gold standard in studying mummies, helping us to learn much more about how people lived and died,” says Dr. Heather Gill-Frerking, the scientific research coordinator for the German Mummy Project (GMP), based at the REM. “These techniques are also non-destructive and provide a complete three-dimensional archive record, which also allows us to preserve the mummies for future generations.”

“We are honored to have been selected by the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, and hope that our advanced technology will be useful in their studies,” says Bill Hart, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Milwaukee.

The Orlovits family is part of a group of 18th century mummies discovered in Vac, Hungary, in 1994. Reconstruction of parts of a Dominican church just north of Budapest uncovered two long-forgotten burial crypts dating back to 1674 and sealed in 1838.

Michael Orlovits (born 1765), Veronica Orlovits and their son Johannes (born 1800) were among those preserved by the cool, dry air of the crypt and the oil from the pine shavings that lined some of the coffins. Extensive research, including DNA analysis, has already revealed that Veronica Orlovits suffered from severe tuberculosis. The scan conducted at Columbia St. Mary's on Veronica will help confirm this analysis, as well as provide insight on any other diseases or injuries she may have suffered. Without invasive techniques, the scan also will reveal the exact condition of preservation of the mummy over the past 245 years.

Mummies of the World has been years in the making and brings to the U.S. a never-before-seen collection of mummies and related artifacts from South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Egypt. The mummies and related artifacts are on loan from 20 world-renowned museums and collections in seven countries. Its remarkable specimens include one of the oldest mummy infants ever discovered; a mummified family (Orlovits family) from Vac, Hungary; a German nobleman discovered in a family crypt by descendants; and intentionally preserved Egyptian animal and human mummies.

This important exhibition, making a three-year, seven-city tour around the country, dispels some of the notions and misconceptions about mummies and uses science tools to reach across time, demonstrating how scientific methods can illuminate the historic record and enhance our knowledge about cultures around the world. It also shows that mummification – both through natural processes and intentional practices – has taken place all over the globe, from the hot desert sands of South America to remote European moors and bogs.

Mummies of the World is a ticketed event and requires a timed entry. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Tickets are available to be purchased online at www.mpm.edu or by calling 414-223.4676.

More information about the exhibition is online: www.mummiesoftheworld.com.

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Milwaukee Public Museum Receives $1 Million Grant From Northwestern Mutual Foundation
Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

The Milwaukee Public Museum recently announced that it is the recipient of a $1 million grant from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, the largest corporate giver in the state of Wisconsin. A significant portion of the five-year grant will be used as presenting sponsorship of the special exhibition Mummies of the World, which will open at the Museum on December 17

“Northwestern Mutual is a long-standing corporate supporter and partner of the Milwaukee Public Museum, and of the community,” said Jay Williams, Milwaukee Public Museum President and CEO. “This new commitment has enabled us to once again bring a world-class exhibition to the city. Northwestern Mutual's support of additional museum projects and programs gives us even more opportunity to strengthen our status as a cultural hub of the Midwest.”

Presented by American Exhibitions, Inc., Mummies of the World is the largest exhibition of mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, featuring an astounding collection of real human and animal mummies and objects from South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Egypt. Showcasing state-of-the-art science tools and techniques, this groundbreaking exhibition bridges the gap between past and present, showing how science can shed light on the historical and cultural record around the world.

Milwaukee is only the second city to host Mummies of the World, which premiered in Los Angeles at the California Science Center in July. “The Northwestern Mutual Foundation is proud to partner with the Museum in bringing world class exhibits to Milwaukee,” said Northwestern Mutual Foundation President Kimberley Goode. “Attractions like the Milwaukee Public Museum provide residents and visitors exposure to exhibits that enhance learning, while helping Milwaukee-area businesses recruit and retain talented employees looking for a great place to live.”

Mummies of the World is a ticketed event and requires a timed entry. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Tickets are available to be purchased online at www.mpm.edu or by calling 414-223.4676.

More information about the exhibition is online: www.mummiesoftheworld.com.

American Exhibitions, Inc. is a producer of world class touring exhibitions for science centers and museums. It is American Exhibitions, Inc.'s mission to produce exhibits that physically, intellectually and emotionally excite, educate and engage those who experience them. American Exhibitions, Inc. is a long-standing member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and the American Association of Museums (AAM).

The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) is a human history and natural science museum located in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The museum was chartered in 1882 and opened to the public in 1884. MPM has three floors of exhibits that encompass life-size dioramas, walk-through villages, world cultures, dinosaurs, a rain forest and a live butterfly garden, as well as the Humphrey IMAX Dome Theater and the Daniel M. Soref Planetarium. The museum houses more than 4.5 million objects and hosts nearly half a million visitors each year.

The MPM is operated by Milwaukee Public Museum, Inc., a private, non-profit company, and its facilities and collections are held in trust and supported by Milwaukee County for the benefit of the public. The MPM is located at 800 W. Wells St. Admission, hours and event details are on the web at www.mpm.edu.

The mission of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation – the largest corporate giver in the state of Wisconsin – is to build strong, vibrant communities that serve as a legacy to future generations. The Foundation's giving is designed to create an impact on the communities where the company's employees and financial representatives live and work. In fiscal year 2010, the Foundation contributed more than $15 million to nonprofit organizations across the country. To learn more, visit www.nmfoundation.com.

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Mummies of the World Successfully Wraps It World Premiere In Los Angeles
Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Mummies of the World, the largest exhibition of mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, successfully wrapped its five-month run at the California Science Center recently

LOS ANGELES, December 1, 2010 – Mummies of the World, the largest exhibition of mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, successfully wrapped its five-month run at the California Science Center recently. The exhibition, which launched its world premiere in Los Angeles on July 1, quickly became a major attraction and one of the most successful exhibits in the Science Center's 13-year history.

Mummies of the World opened to sold-out crowds and marked its milestone 100,000th visitor just seven weeks after its world premiere opening. Due to popular demand, the Science Center extended hours through the close of the exhibition November 28, and experienced sellout crowds in its final weeks in Los Angeles.

Mummies of the World will tour the U.S. for the next three years, making its Midwest debut at the Milwaukee Public Museum on December 17, 2010. The Milwaukee Public Museum will be the second of a seven city tour, which is yet to be finalized.

Los Angeles visitors to Mummies of the World came face-to-face with mummies and related artifacts from South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and Egypt. Through science experiences and remarkably preserved specimens the exhibit shifted common misperceptions and enriched the general public's understanding of this topic which has fascinated people for centuries. Highlights of the exhibition include a child mummy from Peru that pre-dates the birth of King Tut by 3,000 years; ancient Egyptian animal mummies; an 18th-century mummified family discovered in a Hungarian church; and a 17th-century German nobleman preserved in the crypt of his family's castle.

“It's gratifying to see that the public took advantage of this rare opportunity to learn about the science involved in the study of mummies and we are thrilled that we had the opportunity to be the first in the country to host such a groundbreaking exhibit,” says Jeff Rudolph, president of the California Science Center.

“This exhibition traveled nearly 6,000 miles to become part of the rich and diverse culture of Los Angeles,” says Marc Corwin, president of American Exhibitions, Inc. “The exhibition's popularity far exceeded our expectations, and we look forward to a warm welcome and similar success in the Milwaukee market.”

More information about the exhibition is available online: www.mummiesoftheworld.com.

American Exhibitions, Inc. is one of the leading exhibition producers in the United States, specializing in world-class touring exhibitions for science centers and museums. It is a longstanding member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and the American Association of Museums (AAM). http://www.americanexhibitions.com

Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, an internationally acclaimed complex in Mannheim, Germany, has been one of the major venues for exhibitions in Europe in the realms of archeology and world cultures. The museum houses a collection of 1.2 million objects in more than 300,000 square feet of exhibition space. http://www.rem-mannheim.de/

The California Science Center is a dynamic destination where families, adults and children can explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, innovative programs and awe-inspiring films. Its mission is as follows:” We aspire to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences, because we value science as an indispensable tool for understanding our world, accessibility and inclusiveness, and enriching people's lives.”

The California Science Center and IMAX Theater are located in historic Exposition Park, Los Angeles. Open daily from 10am to 5pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission to Science Center exhibits is free. IMAX tickets vary from $8.25 for adults to $5.00 for children 4-12. For recorded information on show times, phone (213) 744-7400. Tickets are available at the Box Office or online at www.californiasciencecenter.org. For advance IMAX ticket purchases, group rates, or to make reservations for any visiting group of 15+ (required), call (213) 744-2019. Parking is available in the guest lot at Figueroa and 39th/Exposition Park Drive at $8.00 per car. Both the Science Center and IMAX Theater are wheelchair accessible. Proceeds from the IMAX Theater support California Science Center exhibits and education programs.

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Mummies of the World In Its Final Days at California Science Center
Friday, November 19th, 2010

One of the most successful exhibitions in the California Science Center's 13-year history, Mummies of the World will be closing on November 28, 2010, providing those in Los Angeles interested in viewing the groundbreaking exhibition one last chance to attend before the mummies make their move to the Milwaukee Public Museum. Since announcing extended hours for the final days to accommodate crowds, the exhibit has experienced tremendous success over the past several weeks, catering to a staggering number of attendees and sellout crowds

Mummies of the World, which opened to sold-out crowds on July 1, welcomed its milestone 100,000th visitor just seven weeks after its world premiere. Due to popular demand, the Science Center has extended hours through the close of the exhibition November 28, Friday, November 19 thru Sunday, November 21 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and on the final weekend of November 26 -28 from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Visitors to Mummies of the World come face-to-face with mummies and related artifacts from South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and Egypt. The exhibition includes some amazing specimens, including a child mummy from Peru that pre-dates the birth of King Tut by 3,000 years; ancient Egyptian animal mummies; an 18th-century mummified family discovered in a Hungarian church; and a 17th-century German nobleman preserved in the crypt of his family's castle.

“It's gratifying to see that the public is taking advantage of this rare opportunity to learn about the science involved in the study of mummies and we are thrilled that we had the opportunity to be the first in the country to host such a groundbreaking exhibit,” says Jeff Rudolph, president of the California Science Center.

“This exhibition traveled nearly 6,000 miles to become part of the rich and diverse culture of Los Angeles,” says Marc Corwin, president of American Exhibitions, Inc. “We anticipate a lot of traffic to Mummies of the World in its remaining week in Los Angeles, and we encourage people to plan ahead so they won't miss their chance to see it.”

“This exhibition is a prime example of the kind of cultural and educational attractions that Los Angeles is known for,” says Michael McDowell, the Senior Director for Cultural Tourism for LA INC., the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Mummies of the World's popularity has exceeded our expectations. We think the exhibition's final week at the California Science Center will be a great success.”

To avoid long lines at the box office, visitors are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance at www.californiasciencecenter.org. More information is available online: www.mummiesoftheworld.com.

To enhance the guest experience during the run of Mummies of the World, the Science Center IMAX Theater is featuring Mummies 3D: Secrets of the Pharaohs. Combo tickets for any of the IMAX films and Mummies of the World are available.

The California Science Center is a dynamic destination where families, adults and children can explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, innovative programs and awe-inspiring films. Its mission is as follows:” We aspire to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences, because we value science as an indispensable tool for understanding our world, accessibility and inclusiveness, and enriching people's lives.”

American Exhibitions, Inc. produces world-class touring exhibitions for science centers and museums that excite, educate and engage visitors. As a longstanding member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and the American Association of Museums (AAM), American Exhibitions, Inc. is one of the leading exhibit producers in the United States. http://www.americanexhibitions.com

Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, an internationally acclaimed complex in Mannheim, Germany, has been one of the major venues for exhibitions in Europe in the realms of archeology and world cultures. With a collection that began in the early 1700s, the museum houses more than 1.2 million objects in its collection, comprising over 300,000 square feet of exhibition space. http://www.rem-mannheim.de/

The California Science Center and IMAX Theater are located in historic Exposition Park just west of the Harbor (110) Freeway at 700 Exposition Park Drive. The Science Center is open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm with the exception of Thanksgiving (November 25), Christmas and New Year's Day. Please check the Science Center web site for schedule updates. Tickets for Mummies of the World are currently on sale. Guests are encouraged to buy their tickets online at www.californiasciencecenter.org to reserve an entry date & time. The exhibit's special group information number is (213) 744-2019. Mummies of the World admission prices are $19.50 for adults 18-59, $16.50 for youth 13 to 17, students with I.D. & seniors 60+, and $12.50 for children 4 – 12. Member rates are $12.50 for adults, $11.50 for youth 13 to 17, students with I.D. & seniors 60+, and $10.50 for children 4-12.

Mummies of the World and IMAX combination ticket prices are $25.75 for adults 18-59, $21.50 for youth 13-17, students with I.D. and seniors 60+, and $16.50 for children 4-12. Special rates for schools and other groups of 15 and over apply. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Admission to all other Science Center exhibits is free. More information is also available at www.californiasciencecenter.org or www.mummiesoftheworld.com.

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Mummies of the World Offers Access To Real Mummies This Halloween
Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Looking for something different this Halloween? Forget the silly costumes or Hollywood makeup artist creations; real mummies are on display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles as part of the Mummies of the World exhibit featuring the largest collection of mummies ever assembled

EXHIBIT OFFERS REMARKABLE VISUALS TO ENHANCE THE HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 2010) – Looking for something different this Halloween? Forget the silly costumes or Hollywood makeup artist creations; real mummies are on display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles as part of the Mummies of the World exhibit featuring the largest collection of mummies ever assembled.

This Halloween, take advantage of the opportunity to visit this groundbreaking exhibit offering remarkable visuals and extraordinary stories sure to intrigue and lure all who experience it into the mystique of mummies. The exhibit is setting records for visitors and shifting centuries-old perceptions about what the general public knows about mummies.

Additionally, in honor of Halloween the public is encouraged to dress like a mummy at home or around town, take a photo and upload the images to the LA Inc. homepage (www.discoverlosangeles.com) now through October 21, 2010. We encourage you to visit the exhibit or our website mummiesoftheworld.com and incorporate the themes of the exhibit into your costume. The best mummy costume, inspired by the exhibit, will be announced on October 22, 2010 and receive complimentary tickets to visit the Mummies of the World exhibit, now open at the California Science Center.

One of the most successful paid exhibit openings in California Science Center history, Mummies of the World presents a never-before-seen collection of naturally and intentionally preserved mummies. This compelling collection includes ancient mummies and important artifacts from Asia, Oceania, South America, Europe, and ancient Egypt, dating as far back as 6,500 years. Visitors have been amazed by the exhibition's collection of mummies that are so well-preserved, that hair, nails, skin and organs are present on mummies that are thousands of years old.

The exhibit, which showcases mummies from South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Egypt, is transforming public perceptions that mummification was only found in Ancient Egypt. The astounding collection of 150 specimens and objects, including real human and animal mummies and related artifacts informs visitors how mummification occurs through natural processes and that mummies come from all over the world, found in bogs, caves, cellars, deserts and other environments in addition to the better-known intentional mummification practices of the Ancient Egyptians.

Mummies of the World commenced its limited three year engagement in major science centers and museums in July of 2010 at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, California. The exhibition is currently in its final weeks, open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT. Mummies of the World makes its Midwest debut at the Milwaukee Public Museum on December 17, 2010.

Tickets are currently available for purchase at www.californiasciencecenter.org. For more Information, please visit www.mummiesoftheworld.com. The California Science Center is a dynamic destination where families, adults and children can explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, innovative programs and awe-inspiring films. Its mission is as follows:” We aspire to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences, because we value science as an indispensable tool for understanding our world, accessibility and inclusiveness, and enriching people's lives.”

The California Science Center and IMAX Theater are located in historic Exposition Park just west of the Harbor (110) Freeway at 700 Exposition Park Drive. The Science Center is open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm. Please check the Science Center web site for schedule updates. Tickets for Mummies of the World are currently on sale. Guests are encouraged to buy their tickets online at www.californiasciencecenter.org to reserve an entry date & time. The exhibit's special group information number is (213) 744-2019. Mummies of the World admission prices are $19.50¬¬¬ for adults 18-59, $16.50 for youth 13 to 17, students with I.D. & seniors 60+, and $12.50 for children 4 – 12. Member rates are $12.50 for adults, $11.50 for youth 13 to 17, students with I.D. & seniors 60+, and $10.50 for children 4-12. Mummies of the World and IMAX combination ticket prices are $25.75 for adults 18-59, $21.50 for youth 13-17, students with I.D. and seniors 60+, and $16.50 for children 4-12. Special rates for schools and other groups of 15 and over apply. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Admission to all other Science Center exhibits is free. More information is also available at www.californiasciencecenter.org or www.mummiesoftheworld.com.

American Exhibitions, Inc. is one of the leading exhibition producers in the United States, specializing in world-class touring exhibitions for science centers and museums. It is a longstanding member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and the American Association of Museums (AAM). http://www.americanexhibitions.com

Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, an internationally acclaimed complex in Mannheim, Germany, has been one of the major venues for exhibitions in Europe in the realms of archeology and world cultures. The museum houses a collection of 1.2 million objects in more than 300,000 square feet of exhibition space.www.rem-mannheim.de

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California Science Center Extends Mummies Of The World Hours To Accommodate Crowds During The Final Days
Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

One of the most successful exhibitions in the California Science Center's 13-year history, Mummies of the World is moving to extended hours for the final days before closing on November 28, 2010. The exhibition, which opened to sold-out crowds on July 1, welcomed its milestone 100,000th visitor just seven weeks after its world premiere. Beginning November 1, the Science Center will extend hours Friday thru Sunday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and on the final weekend of November 26 -28 from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Visitors to Mummies of the World come face-to-face with mummies and related artifacts from South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and Egypt. The exhibition includes some amazing specimens, including a child mummy from Peru that pre-dates the birth of King Tut by 3,000 years; ancient Egyptian animal mummies, intentionally preserved to accompany royals for eternity; an 18th-century mummified family discovered in a Hungarian church; and a 17th-century German nobleman preserved in the crypt of his family's castle.

“It's gratifying to see that the public is taking advantage of this rare opportunity to learn about the science involved in the study of mummies and we are thrilled that we will have the opportunity to extend this experience,” says Jeff Rudolph, president of the California Science Center.

“This exhibition traveled nearly 6,000 miles to become part of the rich and diverse culture of Los Angeles,” says Marc Corwin, president of American Exhibitions, Inc. “We anticipate a lot of traffic to Mummies of the World in its remaining weeks in Los Angeles, and we encourage people to plan ahead so they won't miss their chance to see it.”

“This exhibition is a prime example of the kind of cultural and educational attractions that Los Angeles is known for,” says Michael McDowell, the Senior Director for Cultural Tourism for LA INC., the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Mummies of the World's popularity has exceeded our expectations. We think the exhibition's final weeks at the California Science Center will be a great success.”

To avoid long lines at the box office, visitors are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance at www.californiasciencecenter.org. More information is available online: www.mummiesoftheworld.com.

To enhance the guest experience during the run of Mummies of the World, the Science Center IMAX Theater is featuring Mummies 3D: Secrets of the Pharaohs. Combo tickets for any of the IMAX films and Mummies of the World are available.

The California Science Center is a dynamic destination where families, adults and children can explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, innovative programs and awe-inspiring films. Its mission is as follows:” We aspire to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences, because we value science as an indispensable tool for understanding our world, accessibility and inclusiveness, and enriching people's lives.”

American Exhibitions, Inc. produces world-class touring exhibitions for science centers and museums that excite, educate and engage visitors. As a longstanding member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and the American Association of Museums (AAM), American Exhibitions, Inc. is one of the leading exhibit producers in the United States. http://www.americanexhibitions.com

Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, an internationally acclaimed complex in Mannheim, Germany, has been one of the major venues for exhibitions in Europe in the realms of archeology and world cultures. With a collection that began in the early 1700s, the museum houses more than 1.2 million objects in its collection, comprising over 300,000 square feet of exhibition space. http://www.rem-mannheim.de/

The California Science Center and IMAX Theater are located in historic Exposition Park just west of the Harbor (110) Freeway at 700 Exposition Park Drive. The Science Center is open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm with the exception of Thanksgiving (November 25), Christmas and New Year's Day. Please check the Science Center web site for schedule updates. Tickets for Mummies of the World are currently on sale. Guests are encouraged to buy their tickets online at www.californiasciencecenter.org to reserve an entry date & time. The exhibit's special group information number is (213) 744-2019. Mummies of the World admission prices are $19.50 for adults 18-59, $16.50 for youth 13 to 17, students with I.D. & seniors 60+, and $12.50 for children 4 – 12. Member rates are $12.50 for adults, $11.50 for youth 13 to 17, students with I.D. & seniors 60+, and $10.50 for children 4-12.

Mummies of the World and IMAX combination ticket prices are $25.75 for adults 18-59, $21.50 for youth 13-17, students with I.D. and seniors 60+, and $16.50 for children 4-12. Special rates for schools and other groups of 15 and over apply. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Admission to all other Science Center exhibits is free. More information is also available at www.californiasciencecenter.org or www.mummiesoftheworld.com.

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Mummies of the World & CEO Marc Corwin Make $25,000 Donation to Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Mummies of the World, the largest exhibition of mummies ever assembled, made a charitable donation of $25,000 to the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) in a special ceremony on Friday, Oct. 15 at the California Science Center

LOS ANGELES (October 20, 2010) – Mummies of the World, the largest exhibition of mummies ever assembled, made a charitable donation of $25,000 to the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) in a special ceremony on Friday, Oct. 15 at the California Science Center.

Marc Corwin (left), CEO of American Exhibitions Inc. presented the check to Arnold J. Kleiner (left center), Vice Chair of the CHLA Board and president and general manager of KABC-TV 7. Joining in the celebration were Stana Katic (far right), star of ABC's hit drama series “Castle” and a volunteer supporter of CHLA, and Gabriel Acevedo, CHLA outpatient (right center). The gift will be used to support CHLA's The Childrens Fund.

Since its World Premiere on July 1, Mummies of the World has become one of the most successful paid exhibit openings in the Science Center's 13-year history.

Mummies of the World presents a never-before-seen collection of naturally and intentionally preserved mummies. Showcasing human and animal mummies from South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Egypt, the exhibition transforms public perceptions that mummification occurs only in Ancient Egypt. Through this collection of 150 mummies and related artifacts, visitors learn how mummification occurs through natural processes. On display are naturally preserved mummies from bogs, caves, cellars, deserts and other environments in addition to more familiar, intentionally preserved mummies of Ancient Egypt.

The exhibition is currently in its final weeks at the Science Center, open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT. Mummies of the World makes its Midwest debut at the Milwaukee Public Museum on December 17, 2010. Tickets are available for purchase at www.californiasciencecenter.org. For more Information, please visit www.mummiesoftheworld.com.

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Mummies of the World Exhibit Changing Perceptions About What Scientists and the Public Know About Mummies
Monday, October 18th, 2010

Researchers, popular science enthusiasts and exhibition visitors are all buzzing over a new mummy exhibit currently on display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles with plans to tour the U.S. for the next three years. Mummies of the World is the largest exhibition of mummies and related artifacts ever assembled. The exhibit is setting records for visitors and shifting centuries-old perceptions about what the general public knows about mummies.

World's Largest Collection of Mummies Ever Assembled Attracting Record Visitors and Offering a New Outlook on Mummies

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 2010) – Researchers, popular science enthusiasts and exhibition visitors are all buzzing over a new mummy exhibit currently on display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles with plans to tour the U.S. for the next three years. Mummies of the World is the largest exhibition of mummies and related artifacts ever assembled. The exhibit is setting records for visitors and shifting centuries-old perceptions about what the general public knows about mummies.

One of the most successful paid exhibit openings in California Science Center history, Mummies of the World presents a never-before-seen collection of naturally and intentionally preserved mummies. This compelling collection, presented with reverence and dignity, includes ancient mummies and important artifacts from Asia, Oceania, South America, Europe, and ancient Egypt, dating as far back as 6,500 years. Visitors have been amazed by the exhibition's collection of mummies that are so well-preserved, that hair, nails, skin and organs are present on mummies that are thousands of years old.

The Mummies of the World exhibition transforms public perceptions that mummification occurs only in Ancient Egypt. Through this collection of 150 mummies and related artifacts, visitors learn how mummification occurs through natural processes. On display are naturally preserved mummies from bogs, caves, cellars, deserts and other environments in addition to more familiar, intentionally preserved mummies of Ancient Egypt. Mummies of the World commenced its limited three-year engagement in major science centers and museums in July of 2010 at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, California. The exhibition is currently open daily through November 28, 2010, and makes its Midwest debut at the Milwaukee Public Museum on December 17, 2010.

Presented by American Exhibitions, Inc., the exhibition was derived from the research of the Germany Mummy Project, led and curated by the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums in Mannheim, Germany, which worked with an international team of scientists from many disciplines to study the mummies. The research is presented in Mummies of the World, and was made possible through the collaboration of 20 world-renowned museums, organizations and collections from seven countries.

One of the exhibits prized artifacts is the “Detmold Child,” a Peruvian child mummy in a remarkable state of preservation, radiocarbon dated to be over 6,000 years old. A recent CT scan investigation revealed details about the child's age, health and cause of death. The child was determined to be 8 to 10 months old at death, and suffered from a very rare congenital heart malformation. The age of this well-preserved mummy combined with the ability to determine so many stunning details of his life and death have the science community buzzing.

“Inside every mummy is a story waiting to be told,” says James Delay, vice president of American Exhibitions, Inc. “Using state-of-the-art scientific research, many secrets of the mummies have been revealed and we are still conducting research and awaiting test results to discover even more about these mummies.”

For more Information, please visit www.mummiesoftheworld.com. American Exhibitions, Inc. is one of the leading exhibition producers in the United States, specializing in world-class touring exhibitions for science centers and museums. It is a longstanding member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and the American Association of Museums (AAM). http://www.americanexhibitions.com

Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, an internationally acclaimed complex in Mannheim, Germany, has been one of the major venues for exhibitions in Europe in the realms of archeology and world cultures. The museum houses a collection of 1.2 million objects in more than 300,000 square feet of exhibition space. http://www.rem-mannheim.de/
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Mummies of the World Welcome Milestone 100,000th Visitor
Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Mummies of the World, the largest exhibition of mummies ever assembled, welcomed its 100,000th visitor today – just seven weeks after its July 1 world premiere at the California Science Center. This benchmark achievement makes Mummies of the World one of the most successful paid exhibit openings in the Science Center's 13 years. At the end of July, the California Science Center and American Exhibitions, Inc. announced extended weekend hours to accommodate popular demand for the must-see exhibition, one of Los Angeles' hottest attractions this summer

“Crowds have been lining up to see Mummies of the World since it opened,” says Jeff Rudolph, president of the California Science Center. “It has been gratifying to see that so many people appreciate the opportunity this exhibit offers to learn more about the scientific research involved in the study of mummies.”

James Medrano of Pomona, Calif., was the 100,000th visitor to the exhibition since a group of Hollywood celebrities including Seth Green, Virginia Madsen, Edward James Olmos and Alex Trebek celebrated its opening at a VIP event earlier this summer. He brought his daughter, Camille, 15; son, Aiden, 11; and their cousin, Adrian Guerrero, 10, to see the exhibit before school began again. The family was in line when they were informed of the milestone.

Medrano and his family received a special 100,000th visitor package, including the 338-page, 230-illustration Mummies of the World exhibition catalog, edited by Alfried Wieczorek and Wilfried Rosendahl, from Prestel Publishing (Munich, Germany); a Mummies of the World DVD; and a one-year “Explorer Family Membership” to the California Science Center, including four complimentary IMAX vouchers, two parking vouchers and an attraction pass good for four rides on the high wire bike or climbing wall, and a 10-percent discount at all restaurants.

“This is exciting,” Medrano said. “We've been hearing about this exhibition, and my daughter said that looks interesting, let's go and check it out. It took us an hour to get here – we had tickets to get in at 11 a.m., and were worried we'd be late. And now here we are – a good surprise.”

Attracting visitors from far and wide to the California Science Center, the Mummies of the World is now among the highest-ranked paid exhibits ever hosted by the Science Center. In its first 50 days, the exhibition has welcomed 100,000 visitors through the door; ticket sales including future dates put the total number at 106,687. The total number for the first Body Worlds exhibition – another world premiere – which the Science Center hosted from July 2, 2004 to Jan. 23, 2005, was 102,525 during the same time frame. The total number for the Titanic exhibition, which the Science Center hosted from Feb. 9 to Sept. 1, 2003, was 66,412 during its first 50 days.

“As a leading marketing partner for Mummies of the World, LA INC. the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to mark this attendance milestone in such a remarkably short time,” says Michael McDowell, LA INC.'s Senior Director for Cultural Tourism. “The early and continued success of Mummies of the World is just the latest indicator of Los Angeles' reputation for presenting world-class cultural and educational exhibitions that capture and stir the imagination of residents and visitors alike.” Mummies of the World is open until 7 p.m. PT on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with the last ticket sold at 5:30 p.m. PT, though Sept. 5. The exhibition is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT.

American Exhibitions, Inc. is one of the leading exhibition producers in the United States, specializing in world-class touring exhibitions for science centers and museums. It is a longstanding member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and the American Association of Museums (AAM). http://www.americanexhibitions.com

Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, an internationally acclaimed complex in Mannheim, Germany, has been one of the major venues for exhibitions in Europe in the realms of archeology and world cultures. The museum houses a collection of 1.2 million objects in more than 300,000 square feet of exhibition space. http://www.rem-mannheim.de/

The California Science Center is a dynamic destination where families, adults and children can explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, innovative programs and awe-inspiring films. Its mission is as follows:” We aspire to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences, because we value science as an indispensable tool for understanding our world, accessibility and inclusiveness, and enriching people's lives.”

The California Science Center and IMAX Theater are located in historic Exposition Park just west of the Harbor (110) Freeway at 700 Exposition Park Drive. The Science Center is open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm. Please check the Science Center web site for schedule updates. Tickets for Mummies of the World are currently on sale. Guests are encouraged to buy their tickets online at www.californiasciencecenter.org to reserve an entry date & time. The exhibit's special group information number is (213) 744-2019. Mummies of the World admission prices are $19.50¬¬¬ for adults 18-59, $16.50 for youth 13 to 17, students with I.D. & seniors 60+, and $12.50 for children 4 – 12. Member rates are $12.50 for adults, $11.50 for youth 13 to 17, students with I.D. & seniors 60+, and $10.50 for children 4-12. Mummies of the World and IMAX combination ticket prices are $25.75 for adults 18-59, $21.50 for youth 13-17, students with I.D. and seniors 60+, and $16.50 for children 4-12. Special rates for schools and other groups of 15 and over apply. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Admission to all other Science Center exhibits is free. More information is also available at www.californiasciencecenter.org or www.mummiesoftheworld.com.

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The California Science Center Extends Mummies
of The World Summer Hours Due To Popular Demand

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Extended weekend hours have been put in place to accommodate large crowds of visitors wishing to see the Mummies of the World exhibit for the remainder of the summer. Starting Saturday, July 31, Mummies of the World will be open two additional hours every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 5, it was announced today by Jeff Rudolph, president and CEO of the California Science Center and Marc Corwin, CEO of American Exhibitions, Inc. The exhibition will remain open until 7 p.m. PDT on weekends with the last ticket sold at 5:30 p.m. PDT. The daily exhibition hours for Monday through Thursday will continue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT.

As one of the most popular traveling exhibition openings ever at the California Science Center, Mummies of the World is bringing significantly higher crowds through the Science Center turnstiles every day – and has drawn sell-out crowds the last three consecutive weekends. The Science Center added the additional six hours per weekend in an effort to satisfy popular demand to attend the largest exhibition of mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, which made its world premiere on July 1.

“It has been gratifying to see that so many people appreciate the opportunity this exhibit offers to learn more about the scientific research involved in the study of mummies,” notes Rudolph. “The Science Center is responding with extended hours to make every effort to accommodate those who are planning to see the exhibition this summer.”

According to preliminary statistics by the California Science Center, the Mummies of the World exhibition is attracting visitors from far and wide in addition to the Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.

“I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the California Science Center and the Los Angeles visitors who have made the world premiere of Mummies of the World such a success,” says Corwin. “We're thrilled by the crowds of people coming to see the exhibition, and are pleased that so many visitors from all over the world have become as fascinated by these mummies as we are.”

“Mummies of the World is clearly proving to be one of the most compelling visitor attractions for LA this summer,'' adds Mark Liberman, president and CEO of LA INC. The Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Los Angeles is well known as a city where big premieres happen and people are traveling to LA to be among the first to see the debut of this exciting exhibit. With extended hours, even more visitors will have the chance to say they saw it here first.''

American Exhibitions, Inc. is one of the leading exhibition producers in the United States, specializing in world-class touring exhibitions for science centers and museums. It is a longstanding member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and the American Association of Museums (AAM). http://www.americanexhibitions.com

Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, an internationally acclaimed complex in Mannheim, Germany, has been one of the major venues for exhibitions in Europe in the realms of archeology and world cultures. The museum houses a collection of 1.2 million objects in more than 300,000 square feet of exhibition space. http://www.rem-mannheim.de/

The California Science Center is a dynamic destination where families, adults and children can explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, innovative programs and awe-inspiring films. Its mission is as follows:” We aspire to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences, because we value science as an indispensable tool for understanding our world, accessibility and inclusiveness, and enriching people's lives.”

The California Science Center and IMAX Theater are located in historic Exposition Park just west of the Harbor (110) Freeway at 700 Exposition Park Drive. The Science Center is open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm. Please check the Science Center web site for schedule updates. Tickets for Mummies of the World are currently on sale. Guests are encouraged to buy their tickets online at www.californiasciencecenter.org to reserve an entry date & time. The exhibit's special group information number is (213) 744-2019. Mummies of the World admission prices are $19.50¬¬¬ for adults 18-59, $16.50 for youth 13 to 17, students with I.D. & seniors 60+, and $12.50 for children 4 – 12. Member rates are $12.50 for adults, $11.50 for youth 13 to 17, students with I.D. & seniors 60+, and $10.50 for children 4-12. Mummies of the World and IMAX combination ticket prices are $25.75 for adults 18-59, $21.50 for youth 13-17, students with I.D. and seniors 60+, and $16.50 for children 4-12. Special rates for schools and other groups of 15 and over apply. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Admission to all other Science Center exhibits is free. More information is also available atwww.californiasciencecenter.org or www.mummiesoftheworld.com.

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Hungarian Mummy On Loan to Mummies Of
The World Exhibition Undergoes Non-Invasive Scan at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Using 21st-century technology to help researchers understand more about an 18th-century mummy, an adult male mummy born in 1765 in Vác, Hungary received a non-invasive computerized tomography (CT) scan at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center on June 23. The scan of the Vác mummy, Michael Orlovits, was organized by the California Science Center in collaboration with the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums (REM) in Mannheim, Germany to help determine the mummy's state of preservation and any disease or injury he may have had Orlovits is one of a three-member mummy family on loan from the Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest, as part of the Mummies of the World exhibition, the largest collection of mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, making its world debut July 1 at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

This groundbreaking exhibition, brought to the United States by American Exhibitions, Inc. (AEI), in association with the REM, reveals how the scientific study of mummies provides a window into the lives of ancient peoples and civilizations from around the world. “CT scans and other science tools represent the gold standard in studying mummies, helping us to learn much more about how people lived and died,” says Dr. Heather Gill-Frerking, director of science and education for the Mummies of the World exhibition and the scientific research curator for the German Mummy Project (GMP), based at the REM. “These techniques are also non-invasive and provide a complete three-dimensional archive record, which also allows us to preserve the mummies for future generations.”

“We are honored to have been selected by the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, and hope that our advanced technology will be useful in their studies,” says Dr. Barry D. Pressman, chairman of Cedars-Sinai's S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center.

The Orlovits family is part of a group of 18th-century mummies discovered in Vác, Hungary, in 1994. Reconstruction of parts of a Dominican church just north of Budapest uncovered two long-forgotten burial crypts dating back to 1674 and sealed in 1838.

Michael Orlovits, Veronica Orlovits (born 1770) and their son Johannes (born 1800) were among those preserved by the cool, dry air of the crypt and the oil from the pine shavings that lined some of the coffins. Extensive research, including DNA analysis, revealed that Veronica Orlovits suffered from severe tuberculosis. The scan conducted at Cedars-Sinai on Michael Orlovits will help reveal if he suffered from the same disease, in addition to any other diseases or injuries. Without invasive techniques, the scan also will reveal the exact condition of preservation of the mummy over the past 245 years.

Mummies of the World is a highly distinguished project that has been years in the making for AEI, working with 20 world-renowned museums and collections in seven countries to bring to the U.S. a never-before-seen collection of mummies and related artifacts from South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Egypt. Its remarkable specimens include one of the oldest mummy infants ever discovered; a mummified family (Orlovits family) from Vác, Hungary; a German nobleman discovered in a family crypt by descendants; and intentionally preserved Egyptian animal and human mummies.

This important exhibition, making a three-year, seven-city tour around the country beginning in Los Angeles at the California Science Center on July 1, dispels some of the notions and misconceptions about mummies and uses science tools to reach across time, demonstrating how scientific methods can illuminate the historic record and enhance our knowledge about cultures around the world. It also shows that mummification – both through natural processes and intentional practices – has taken place all over the globe, from the hot desert sands of South America to remote European moors and bogs.

Mummies of the World is a ticketed event and requires a timed entry. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Tickets are available to be purchased online at www.californiasciencecenter.org or by calling 323-SCIENCE (323-724-3623). More information about the exhibition is online: www.mummiesoftheworld.com.

American Exhibitions, Inc. is one of the leading exhibition producers in the United States, specializing in world-class touring exhibitions for science centers and museums. It is a longstanding member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and the American Association of Museums (AAM). http://www.americanexhibitions.com Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, an internationally acclaimed complex in Mannheim, Germany, has been one of the major venues for exhibitions in Europe in the realms of archeology and world cultures. The museum houses a collection of 1.2 million objects in more than 300,000 square feet of exhibition space. http://www.rem-mannheim.de/

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's top hospitals, and is also a leader in medical research, education and community service. The medical center's S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center is renowned for the expertise of its specialists in imaging and interventional radiology.

The California Science Center is a dynamic destination where families, adults and children can explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, innovative programs and awe-inspiring films. www.californiasciencecenter.org

Media Contacts: SWPR Group (818) 760-7131 Barry Smith / Bonnie Winings / Lisa Porter / Amy Ulrich bsmith@swprgroup.com bwinings@swprgroup.com lporter@swprgroup.com aulrich@swprgroup.com

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World Premiere of “Mummies of The World” Exhibition Tickets Are On Sale Now
Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Tickets are on sale now for Mummies of the World, the largest exhibition of mummies ever assembled, which makes its world premiere July 1 at the California Science Center in Los Angeles for a limited time.

Mummies of the World is an astounding collection of both naturally and intentionally preserved human and animal mummies, as well as related artifacts from all over the globe, presented together for the very first time. Its treasures include one of the oldest mummified infants ever discovered; the presentation of a mummified family; a German nobleman discovered in a family crypt; and Egyptian animal mummies, intentionally preserved to accompany royals for eternity.

Through a compelling blend of real specimens, hands-on science exhibits, and multimedia 3-D animations this unique exhibition offers an extraordinary window to history. Visitors have an opportunity not only to see real mummies and ancient artifacts, but to use current science tools and techniques to explore who they were and how they lived.

The exhibition, featuring mummies and objects from South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and Egypt, combines science and history to provide new insights into past peoples, civilizations and environments.

Mummies of the World is a ticketed event only and requires a timed entry. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Tickets can be purchased online now at www.californiasciencecenter.org or by calling 323-SCIENCE (323-724-3623).”

Ticket prices: General Public: • Adult (age 18-59) — $19.50 • Student/Youth (age 13-17), College with valid I.D. and Seniors (60 +) — $16.50 • Children (age 4-12) — $12.50, children under 3 – FREE

California Science Center Members: • Adult (age 18-59) — $12.50 • Student/Youth, College with valid I.D. and Seniors (60 +) — $11.50 • Children (age 4-12) — $10.50, children under 3 – FREE

To enhance the guest experience during the run of Mummies of the World, the Science Center IMAX Theater will be featuring Mummies 3D: Secrets of the Pharaohs. Combo tickets for any of the IMAX films and Mummies of the World are available.

American Exhibitions, Inc. is one of the leading exhibition producers in the United States, specializing in world-class touring exhibitions for science centers and museums. It is a longstanding member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and the American Association of Museums (AAM). http://www.americanexhibitions.com

Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, an internationally acclaimed complex in Mannheim, Germany, has been one of the major venues for exhibitions in Europe in the realms of archeology and world cultures. The museum houses a collection of 1.2 million objects in more than 300,000 square feet of exhibition space. http://www.rem-mannheim.de/

The California Science Center is a dynamic destination where families, adults and children can explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, innovative programs and awe- inspiring films. Its mission is as follows:” We aspire to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences, because we value science as an indispensable tool for understanding our world, accessibility and inclusiveness, and enriching people's lives.”

The California Science Center and IMAX Theater are located in historic Exposition Park just west of the Harbor (110) Freeway at 700 Exposition Park Drive. The Science Center is open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm. Please check the Science Center web site for schedule updates. Tickets for Mummies of the World are currently on sale. Guests are encouraged to buy their tickets online at www.californiasciencecenter.org to reserve an entry date & time. The exhibit's special group information number is (213) 744-2019. Mummies of the World admission prices are $19.50 for adults 18-59, $16.50 for youth 13 to 17, students with I.D. & seniors 60+, and $12.50 for children 4 – 12. Member rates are $12.50 for adults, $11.50 for youth 13 to 17, students with I.D. & seniors 60+, and $10.50 for children 4- 12. Mummies of the World and IMAX combination ticket prices are $25.75 for adults 18-59, $21.50 for youth 13-17, students with I.D. and seniors 60+, and $16.50 for children 4-12. Special rates for schools and other groups of 15 and over apply. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Admission to all other Science Center exhibits is free. More information is also available at www.californiasciencecenter.org & www.mummiesoftheworld.com

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American Exhibitions Announces its Mummies of the World Exhibit to Open Summer of 2010
Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

American Exhibitions, Inc. announced today that the City of Los Angeles has been chosen for the world-debut of Mummies of the World,the largest traveling exhibition of mummies ever assembled. Unlike any exhibition in history, Mummies of the World presents a never-before-seen collection of both accidental and intentionally preserved mummies, presented with reverence and dignity -- and for the first time allowing one to scientifically and historically delve into the past lives and rich history of the world's cultures, as it is presented at the California Science Center.This groundbreaking exhibit that opens July 1 will feature more than 150 objects and artifacts from the four corners of the globe.With its debut in Los Angeles – the entertainment capital of the world, where movie screen mummies are depicted as sometimes vengeful, this never-before-seen exhibition will dispel any preconceived notions about mummies. The exhibit will reveal how the scientific study of mummies provides a window into the lives of ancient peoples from every region of the world. In addition to its sheer scale and scope, a unique feature of this exhibition is its attention to state-of-the-art mummy studies. Through engaging interactive exhibits, Mummies of the World illustrates how current science tools enable us to study mummies in new and non-invasive ways, allowing unprecedented insights to past cultures and civilizations.

“We are excited to launch Mummies of the World in Los Angeles, a city that is lauded for its commitment to arts and culture,” said Marc Corwin, President of American Exhibitions, Inc. “As witnessed in the phenomenal success of the King Tut Exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art just five years ago, Southern California residents have an appetite for antiquities, which give us a glittering glimpse into the past.”

The collection includes ancient mummies and important artifacts from Asia, Oceania, South America and Europe as well as ancient Egypt. The exhibition features specimens in varied states of preservation, from nearly every continent. Mummies of the World also demonstrates how mummification is often a natural process; one which occurs in hot, dry desert sands of Peru around 1400 A.D. or resulted from extreme acts of nature as in the eternal ice of the Italian Alps; as well as in remote European moors and bogs, and will display the famed Capuchin Monk mummies on loan from the world-renowned Museum of The Catacombs of Palermo. “Mummies of the World” also features an Egyptian Antiquity gallery that is second to none; with mummies and artifacts dating as far back as 6,500 B.C. This innovative exhibit serves to educate visitors about a variety of mummies and their respective cultures from all areas of the world.

“The Science Center is thrilled to be hosting the premiere of this exhibition on the fascinating phenomenon of mummies. The exhibition is unique in its use of hands-on science to help people to understand how science tools enable us to gain insight into mummies, their environments and civilizations. It has been a pleasure to work with the American Exhibitions, Inc. team in developing the exhibit so that it appeals to multiple styles of learning,” notes Jeffrey Rudolph, President of the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

The concept for the exhibit began after the German Mummy Project discovered 19 specimens within the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums in Mannheim, Germany. After researching and learning about mummies and the process of mummification, both accidental (natural) and intentional (artificial), it was obvious the collection had a story to tell. Mummies of the World feels privileged that 15 museums in six countries have entrusted American Exhibitions and invited them to showcase their artifacts. The exhibit's broad scope of human and animal mummies gives patrons a chance to see real mummies in-person, an event that is extremely uncommon in today's museum practices.

“Mummies of the World” will thoroughly engage the visitor; and suggests thought-provoking issues such as: Who were they? Where are they from? How did they live? How did they die? What secrets do the mummies hold about the past…and what clues do they bring us for the future? The three-year tour – poised for record-breaking attendance – will visit museums and science centers in six other prominent cities in the United States. The journey commences this July 1 in Los Angeles for the exhibition's world-debut.

“At the end of the Mummies of the World's three-year run, I hope to show the world that real mummies are beautiful and compelling and a rare find,” said Corwin. “I want to educate museum goers not only about the mummies themselves, but also about the origins of each specimen, their culture and the world that ceases to exist in modern times.”

“This exhibition offers a unique opportunity for Americans to learn about the lifestyle, health and culture of ancient people from around the world,” said Heather Gill-Robinson Ph.D., renowned anthropologist and Director of Science and Education for American Exhibitions, Inc. “Using state-of-the-art scientific and forensic research, this impressive multi-media exhibition unveils the secrets of mummies around the world.”

American Exhibitions, Inc.'s mission is to produce world-class touring exhibitions for science centers and museums that physically, intellectually and emotionally excite, educate and engage visitors who experience them. As a longstanding member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and the American Association of Museums (AAM), American Exhibitions, Inc. is one of the largest, privately funded exhibitioners in the United States. American Exhibitions, Inc. became an industry leader by recognizing the need to develop world-class exhibits for small- to mid-size museums, and consequently produced the exhibition “Our Body: The Universe Within” in 2006. This exhibit featured real human bodies preserved through a process known as plastination. The exhibition was an overwhelming success, breaking attendance records in each of the seven major science centers and museums where it was presented throughout the United States. In 2010, American Exhibitions, Inc., in association with the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums of Mannheim, Germany, will unveil the much-anticipated “Mummies of the World” exhibition at select science centers and museums throughout the United States for a limited three-year tour.

For more information about the exhibition, please visit www.mummiesoftheworld.com ABOUT The California Science Center The California Science Center's mission is as follows: “We aspire to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences, because we value science as an indispensable tool for understanding our world, accessibility and inclusiveness, and enriching people's lives.”

General Info: The California Science Center and IMAX Theater are located in historic Exposition Park just west of the Harbor (110) Freeway at 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. For recorded information, including IMAX show times, call 323.SCIENCE (323.724-3623). SOURCE American Exhibitions, Inc.

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WORLD PREMIERE OF “MUMMIES OF THE WORLD” EXHIBITION
At the California Science Center
TICKETS GO ON SALE BEGINNING JUNE 6

LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2010

Tickets go on sale June 6 for Mummies of the World, the largest exhibition of mummies ever assembled, which makes its world premiere July 1 at the California Science Center in Los Angeles for a limited time only.

Mummies of the World is an astounding collection of both naturally and intentionally preserved human and animal mummies, as well as related artifacts from all over the globe, presented together for the very first time. Its treasures include one of the oldest mummified infants ever discovered; the presentation of a complete mummified family; a German nobleman discovered by his own descendants; and Egyptian animal mummies, ritually preserved to accompany royals for eternity.

This unique exhibition offers a compelling blend of history and science – an opportunity to study real mummies up close, and to learn more about who they were and how they lived through hands-on science exhibits, multimedia 3D animations and current science tools.

This traveling exhibition featuring mummies and objects from South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and Egypt, combines science and history to provide new insights into past peoples, civilizations and environments.

Mummies of the World is a ticketed event and requires a timed-entry. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Tickets can be purchased online beginning June 6 at www.californiasciencecenter.org or by calling 323-SCIENCE (323-724-3623). Group reservations are available at 888-MUMMY TIX (888-686- 6984)

American Exhibitions, Inc. produces world-class touring exhibitions for science centers and museums that physically, intellectually and emotionally excite, educate and engage visitors. As a longstanding member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and the American Association of Museums (AAM), American Exhibitions, Inc. is one of the leading exhibition producers in the United States. www.americanexhibitions.com, www.mummiesoftheworld.com.

The California Science Center's mission is as follows: "We aspire to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences, because we value science as an indispensable tool for understanding our world, accessibility and inclusiveness, and enriching people's lives."

General Info: The California Science Center and IMAX Theater are located in historic Exposition Park just west of the Harbor (110) Freeway at 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. For recorded information, including IMAX show times, call 323.SCIENCE (323-724-3623). www.californiasciencecenter.com

Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, an internationally acclaimed complex in Mannheim, Germany, has been one of the major venues for exhibitions in Europe in the realms of archeology and world cultures. With a collection that began in the early 1700s, the museum houses more than 1.2 million objects in its collection, comprising over 300,000 square feet of exhibition space. http://www.rem-mannheim.de/

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Mummies of the World Exhibition Makes World Premiere In Los Angeles July 1, 2010
LOS ANGELES, April 29, 2010

American Exhibitions, Inc. Brings the Largest-Ever Traveling Exhibition of Mummies to the California Science Center for a Limited Time. A 6,420-year-old child mummy from Peru, one the
oldest mummies ever discovered, joins an astonishing collection of mummies and
related artifacts in the extraordinary exhibition Mummies of the World, which makes its
world premiere at the California Science Center in Los Angeles on July 1, 2010.

Mummies of the World is the largest traveling exhibition ever assembled of mummies
and artifacts, featuring 150 never-before-seen real human and animal mummies and
objects from South America, Europe, Asia, Oceana, and Egypt. Showcasing state-of-
the-art science tools and techniques, this groundbreaking exhibition bridges the gap
between past and present, showing how science can shed light on the history of people
and cultures around the world. It also demonstrates that mummification – both through
natural processes and intentional practices – has taken place all over the globe, from the
hot desert sands of South America to remote European moors and bogs.

The treasures presented in Mummies of the World include one of the oldest mummy
infants ever discovered; the first-ever presentation of an entire mummified family; a
German nobleman discovered by his own descendants; and Egyptian animal mummies,
ritually preserved to accompany royals for eternity.

• The Detmold Child is a Peruvian child mummy in a remarkable state of
preservation, radiocarbon dated to 4504–4457 B.C. – more than 3,000 years
before the birth of King Tut. A recent CT scan investigation reveals details about
the child's age, health and cause of death. It is on loan from the Lippisches
Landesmuseum in Detmold, Germany.

• The Orlovits family was part of a group of 18th-century mummies discovered in
a long-forgotten church crypt in Vác, Hungary in 1994. Michael and Veronica
Orlovits and their son Johannis were among those preserved by the cool, dry air
and oil from the pine boards used to build their coffins. Extensive research
including DNA analysis offers answers about their conditions and cause of death.
They are on loan from the Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest.

• Baron von Holz is a 17th-century nobleman believed to have died in
Sommersdorf, Germany during the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648). He was
discovered in the family crypt of the von Crailsheim family's late 14th-century
castle, still wearing his top boots. CT scans revealed clues about his anatomy,
age, and approximate date of birth and death. Baroness Schenck von Geiern,
another von Crailsheim ancestor, was found in the family crypt. Loaned by Dr.
Manfred Baron von Crailsheim, Sommersdorf.

• Egyptian animal mummies are elaborately wrapped in painted linen bandaging,
holding fascinating clues to life and death in ancient Egypt. The Egyptian cat
mummies in this exhibition date to the Ptolemic period, and show how Egyptian
cats were ritually embalmed in a lengthy process using salt and various resins.
These mummies are on loan from various museums in Germany.

"Mummies of the World offers an incredible opportunity to explore the lives and cultures
of people from around the world,” says Marc Corwin, president of American Exhibitions,
Inc. “Human beings have a powerful desire to learn about our past and to identify with
our common history. Using technology and the tools of modern forensic science to study
these rare treasures adds an even more exciting layer of discovery.”

The concept began with the German Mummy Project's re-discovery of 20 specimens
within the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums of Mannheim, Germany in 2004. A consortium of
mummy researchers used DNA analysis, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computer
tomography (CT), radiocarbon dating and mass spectrometry to learn more, and
engaged the cooperation of 15 world-renowned museums in seven countries to make
this innovative exhibition possible.

As a result, Mummies of the World is a fascinating mix of old and new, including
engaging interactive multimedia exhibits that illustrate how current science tools enable
us to study mummies in new and non-invasive ways, allowing unprecedented insights to
past cultures and civilizations.

"This exhibition represents an extraordinary blend of science and history – a great fit for
the California Science Center,” says Jeffrey Rudolph, President of the California Science
Center. “It's a great example of how cutting-edge, hands-on science can give us a better
understanding of both the past and the present, and of how nature and culture have
come together all over the world. We're excited to be the home of this world premiere,
and for Los Angeles audiences to be the first to see it.”

The exhibition was prepared in accordance with all recommendations of the International
Council of Museums' (ICOM) code of ethics. The participating organizations include:
Ägyptisches Museum, Bonn, Germany; Archäologisches Landesmuseum, Schleswig,
Germany; Deutsches Museum, München, Germany; The Deutsches Museum, Munich,
Germany; Geologisch-Palaeontologisches Institut und Museum, Münster, Germany;
Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest, Hungary; Institute of Egyptology,
Heidelberg, Germany; Lippisches Landesmuseum, Detmold, Germany; Musées
Jurassien, Delémont, Switzerland; The Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel, Switzerland;
Naturhistorisches Museum, Nürnberg, Germany; Naturkunde Museum, Bozen, Italy;
Naturkundemuseum, Kassel, Germany; Philipps-Universität Marburg, Marburg,
Germany; Staatliches Naturhistorisches Museum, Braunschweig, Germany;
Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt, Germany; Thüringisches Landesamt f. Denkmalpflege
und Archäologie Weimar, Weimar/Jena, Germany; Private Collection of Charles
Schouwenbourg, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany; and Eve-
Maria Zimmermann, Teneriffa, San Miguel de Abona.

More information about the exhibition is available online: www.mummiesoftheworld.com.

American Exhibitions, Inc. produces world-class touring exhibitions for science centers
and museums that physically, intellectually and emotionally excite, educate and engage
visitors. As a longstanding member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers
(ASTC) and the American Association of Museums (AAM), American Exhibitions, Inc. is
one of the leading exhibit producers in the United States.
http://www.americanexhibitions.com

Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, an internationally acclaimed complex in Mannheim,
Germany, has been one of the major venues for exhibitions in Europe in the realms of
archeology and world cultures. With a collection that began in the early 1700s, the
museum houses more than 1.2 million objects in its collection, comprising over 300,000
square feet of exhibition space. http://www.rem-mannheim.de/

The California Science Center's mission is as follows: "We aspire to stimulate curiosity
and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences,
because we value science as an indispensable tool for understanding our world,
accessibility and inclusiveness, and enriching people's lives."

The California Science Center and IMAX Theater are located in historic Exposition Park
just west of the Harbor (110) Freeway at 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles. Open
daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
Admission to Science Center exhibits is free. For recorded information, including IMAX
show times, call 323-SCIENCE (323-724-3623). IMAX ticket prices range from $4.75 to
$8.00. For advance ticket purchases, group rates, or to make reservations for any
visiting group of 15 or more (required), call 213-744-2019. Parking is available in the
guest lot at Figueroa and 39th / Exposition Park Drive at $8 per car, $10 for school
buses and $25 for commercial buses or oversize vehicles. Both the Science Center and
IMAX Theater are wheelchair accessible. For further information, please visit our website
at www.californiasciencecenter.org.

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American Exhibitions Announces its Mummies of the World Exhibit to Open Summer of 2010.
Boca Raton, Florida; February 17, 2010


American Exhibitions, Inc. announced today that the City of Los Angeles has been chosen for the world-debut of Mummies of the World, the largest traveling exhibition of mummies ever assembled. Unlike any exhibition in history, Mummies of the World presents a never-before-seen collection of both accidental and intentionally preserved mummies, presented with reverence and dignity -- and for the first time allowing one to scientifically and historically delve into the past lives and rich history of the world's cultures, as it is presented at the California Science Center. This groundbreaking exhibit that opens July 1 will feature more than 150 objects and artifacts from the four corners of the globe.

With its debut in Los Angeles - the entertainment capital of the world, where movie screen mummies are depicted as sometimes vengeful, this never-before-seen exhibition will dispel any preconceived notions about mummies. The exhibit will reveal how the scientific study of mummies provides a window into the lives of ancient peoples from every region of the world. In addition to its sheer scale and scope, a unique feature of this exhibition is its attention to state-of-the-art mummy studies. Through engaging interactive exhibits, Mummies of the World illustrates how current science tools enable us to study mummies in new and non-invasive ways, allowing unprecedented insights to past cultures and civilizations.

"We are excited to launch Mummies of the World in Los Angeles, a city that is lauded for its commitment to arts and culture," said Marc Corwin, President of American Exhibitions, Inc. "As witnessed in the phenomenal success of the King Tut Exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art just five years ago, Southern California residents have an appetite for antiquities, which give us a glittering glimpse into the past."

The collection includes ancient mummies and important artifacts from Asia, Oceania, South America and Europe as well as ancient Egypt. The exhibition features specimens in varied states of preservation, from nearly every continent. Mummies of the World also demonstrates how mummification is often a natural process; one which occurs in hot, dry desert sands of Peru around 1400 A.D. or resulted from extreme acts of nature as in the eternal ice of the Italian Alps; as well as in remote European moors and bogs, and will display the famed Capuchin Monk mummies on loan from the world-renowned Museum of The Catacombs of Palermo. “Mummies of the World” also features an Egyptian Antiquity gallery that is second to none; with mummies and artifacts dating as far back as 6,500 B.C. This innovative exhibit serves to educate visitors about a variety of mummies and their respective cultures from all areas of the world.

"The Science Center is thrilled to be hosting the premiere of this exhibition on the fascinating phenomenon of mummies. The exhibition is unique in its use of hands-on science to help people to understand how science tools enable us to gain insight into mummies, their environments and civilizations. It has been a pleasure to work with the American Exhibitions, Inc. team in developing the exhibit so that it appeals to multiple styles of learning," notes Jeffrey Rudolph, President of the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

The concept for the exhibit began after the German Mummy Project discovered 19 specimens within the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums in Mannheim, Germany. After researching and learning about mummies and the process of mummification, both accidental (natural) and intentional (artificial), it was obvious the collection had a story to tell. Mummies of the World feels privileged that 15 museums in six countries have entrusted American Exhibitions and invited them to showcase their artifacts. The exhibit's broad scope of human and animal mummies gives patrons a chance to see real mummies in-person, an event that is extremely uncommon in today's museum practices.

“Mummies of the World” will thoroughly engage the visitor; and suggests thought-provoking issues such as: Who were they? Where are they from? How did they live? How did they die? What secrets do the mummies hold about the past...and what clues do they bring us for the future?

The three-year tour – poised for record-breaking attendance – will visit museums and science centers in six other prominent cities in the United States. The journey commences this July 1 in Los Angeles for the exhibition's world-debut.

"At the end of the Mummies of the World's three-year run, I hope to show the world that real mummies are beautiful and compelling and a rare find," said Corwin. "I want to educate museum goers not only about the mummies themselves, but also about the origins of each specimen, their culture and the world that ceases to exist in modern times."

"This exhibition offers a unique opportunity for Americans to learn about the lifestyle, health and culture of ancient people from around the world," said Heather Gill-Robinson Ph.D., renowned anthropologist and Director of Science and Education for American Exhibitions, Inc. "Using state-of-the-art scientific and forensic research, this impressive multi-media exhibition unveils the secrets of mummies around the world."

American Exhibitions, Inc.'s mission is to produce world-class touring exhibitions for science centers and museums that physically, intellectually and emotionally excite, educate and engage visitors who experience them. As a longstanding member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and the American Association of Museums (AAM), American Exhibitions, Inc. is one of the largest, privately funded exhibitioners in the United States. American Exhibitions, Inc. became an industry leader by recognizing the need to develop world-class exhibits for small- to mid-size museums, and consequently produced the exhibition "Our Body: The Universe Within" in 2006. This exhibit featured real human bodies preserved through a process known as plastination. The exhibition was an overwhelming success, breaking attendance records in each of the seven major science centers and museums where it was presented throughout the United States. In 2010, American Exhibitions, Inc., in association with the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums of Mannheim, Germany, will unveil the much-anticipated "Mummies of the World" exhibition at select science centers and museums throughout the United States for a limited three-year tour.

For more information about the exhibition, please visit www.mummiesoftheworld.com

ABOUT The California Science Center

The California Science Center's mission is as follows: "We aspire to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences, because we value science as an indispensable tool for understanding our world, accessibility and inclusiveness, and enriching people's lives."

General Info: The California Science Center and IMAX Theater are located in historic Exposition Park just west of the Harbor (110) Freeway at 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. For recorded information, including IMAX show times, call 323.SCIENCE (323.724-3623).

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AMERICAN EXHIBITIONS, INC. NAMES DR. HEATHER GILL-ROBINSON AS DIRECTOR OF SCIENCE & EDUCATION FOR ITS "MUMMIES OF THE WORLD" EXHIBITION DEBUTING IN 2010
American Exhibitions, Inc., one of the largest, privately-funded exhibitioners in the United States and presenters of the upcoming "Mummies of the World" exhibition, is honored to welcome Dr. Heather Gill Robinson, world-renowned anthropologist and Forensic Archaeologist, to its highly-regarded team of professionals involved with this extraordinary exhibit. Dr. Robinson will serve as the exhibition's Scientific & Educational Director, and as such will oversee all scientific, educational and curriculum content for the exhibit and its treasured collections.

Dr. Gill-Robinson is highly regarded and quite renowned within the "mummy studies" community and has recently returned from the EURAC Mummy Congress in Bolzano, Italy where she and the finest scientists in the world presented numerous academic papers and findings on various aspects of mummy studies; experimental archaeology, taphonomy, forensic studies of mummies, and carbon-dating procedures.....a dream for the CSI enthusiast in all of us!

Dr. Gill-Robinson will oversee and develop, in concert with educators, cultural experts and historians, the very best of scientific, educational, historical and cultural content for the "Mummies of the World" presentation to complement the exhibit; including lectures, panels, educational programming for all ages, in-exhibit interactives and hands-on-activities.

Dr. Gill-Robinson is co-editor and multiple-chapter author of Mummy Studies: An Evidence-Based Approach, to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2009. She has published numerous academic articles and book chapters on various aspects of mummy studies, experimental archaeology, taphonomy, heritage management and the ethics and public perceptions of the display of human remains. Her work has also been reported in several popular publications in both North America and Europe, including National Geographic, New Scientist, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, Abenteuer Archäologie, and National Geographic Kids (German edition). Dr. Gill-Robinson has also been featured in documentaries airing in North America, the United Kingdom and Europe for National Geographic, the BBC and the Discovery Channel, as well as appearing in several documentaries and news reports in Germany. She has presented numerous conference papers and public lectures related to mummy studies and teaches one of the only comprehensive mummy studies courses in the world.

"Mummies of the World" is the largest mummy exhibition ever to tour the United States. "Visitors will embark on an exciting and historical journey around the globe, with mummies representing several continents and spanning thousands of years and will include 70 human, animal and reptilian mummies gathered from the four corners of the world," said Dr. Wilfried Rosendahl, Curator of the Reiss-Engelhorn Museum, Mannheim, Germany. Unlike exhibits which feature only Egyptian mummies, this remarkable and compelling exhibition demonstrates the different processes of mummification and serves to educate visitors as to their respective cultures. The collection includes ancient mummies and important artifacts from Asia, Oceania, South America and Europe, as well as ancient Egypt, and demonstrates how mummification can be a natural process; one which occurs in hot, dry desert sands, in eternal ice, in moors and bogs and even, amazingly, in dry cellars.

Never in history has there been such an important collection of mummies and artifacts. Dignified, reverent and scholarly, "Mummies of the World" exhibition melds science, culture and history, while utilizing state of the art scientific and forensic research.

"Mummies of the World", presented by American Exhibitions, Inc. in association with the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museums, Mannheim, Germany, will commence it's limited three year engagement in major science centers and museums in July of 2010.

American Exhibitions, Inc. is a producer of world class touring exhibitions for science centers and museums. It is American Exhibitions, Inc.'s mission to produce exhibits that physically, intellectually and emotionally excite, educate and engage those who experience them. American Exhibitions, Inc. is a long-standing member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and the American Association of Museums (AAM).

Please visit www.americanexhibitions.com & www.mummiesoftheworld.com

For additional information on hosting this extraordinary exhibition please contact James Delay, Vice President of Exhibitions, at jdelay@americanexhibitions.com or call 561.482.2088.

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AMERICAN EXHIBITIONS, INC. RETAINS INDUSTRY LEADER DESIGN AND PRODUCTION, INC., TO DESIGN AND FABRICATE THE WORLD'S LARGEST MUMMY EXHIBIT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Boca Raton, Florida; September 15, 2009)


American Exhibitions, Inc., one of the largest, privately funded exhibitioners in the United States, is pleased to announce that it has retained Design and Production Incorporated along with Seruto & Company to design and fabricate the upcoming exhibition “Mummies of the World” scheduled to debut at the California Science Center, Los Angeles, in July of 2010.

Founded in 1949, Design and Production Incorporated (D&P), specializes in producing and installing large museum-quality exhibitions, high-end casework and audio-visual presentation environments for museums, science centers, visitor centers and corporate facilities. Working closely with design and client teams from all over the globe, D&P produces projects of exceptional creativity, technical mastery and environmental sensitivity. D&P has a staff of over 125 professionals in a modern, 150,000 square-foot facility located in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area.

D&P's recent projects include the Sant Ocean Hall at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and renovations to the Library of Congress and the National Museum of the Marine Corps. In 2007, D&P was the recipient of a Themed Entertainment Association award ("THEA") for its work on the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center at George Washington's Mount Vernon and in 2008, received a THEA award for its work on the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia.

Seruto & Company directs all phases of the design and production of exhibitions and attractions. Recent projects include: "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" and "America I Am: The African American Imprint" for AEG and the Tavis Smiley Group; "CSI: The Experience”; "Top of the Rock" for Bob Weis Design Island and three major exhibition galleries for the new Ft. Worth Museum of Science and History opening in the Fall of 2010. Seruto & Company integrates the best practices of both exhibition and entertainment design and media production, with an end result being a new and very compelling presentation form that respects cultural properties, entertains audiences, and provides something of real value to guests looking for quality experiences.

“Mummies of the World” is the largest mummy exhibition ever to tour the United States. “Visitors will embark on an exciting and historical journey around the globe, with mummies representing several continents and spanning thousands of years and will include 70 human, animal and reptilian mummies gathered from the four corners of the world,” said Dr. Wilfried Rosendahl, Curator of the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, Mannheim, Germany. Unlike exhibits which feature only Egyptian mummies, this remarkable and compelling exhibition demonstrates the different processes of mummification and serves to educate visitors as to their respective cultures. The collection includes ancient mummies and important artifacts from Asia, Oceania, South America and Europe, as well as ancient Egypt, and demonstrates how mummification can be a natural process; one which occurs in hot, dry desert sands, in eternal ice, in moors and bogs and even, amazingly, in dry cellars.

Never in history has there been such an important collection of mummies and artifacts. Dignified, reverent and scholarly, the “Mummies of the World” exhibition melds science, culture and history, while utilizing state of the art scientific and forensic research.

“Mummies of the World”, presented by American Exhibitions, Inc. in association with the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museums, Mannheim, Germany, will commence its limited three year engagement at major U.S. museums and science centers in July of 2010.

American Exhibitions, Inc. is a producer of museum-quality touring exhibitions for science centers and museums. It is American Exhibitions, Inc.'s mission to produce exhibits that physically, intellectually and emotionally excite, educate and engage those who experience them. As a member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and the American Association of Museums (AAM), American Exhibitions, Inc. is one of the largest, privately-funded exhibitioners in the United States. The Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, an internationally-acclaimed complex in Mannheim, Germany, has been one of the major venues for exhibitions in Europe in the realms of archeology and world cultures. With a collection that began in the early 1700's, the museum houses over 1.2 million objects in its collection, comprising over 300,000 square feet of exhibition space.

Please visit www.americanexhibitions.com & www.mummiesoftheworld.com

For additional information on hosting this extraordinary exhibition please contact James Delay, Vice President of Exhibitions, at jdelay@americanexhibitions.com or call 561.482.2088.

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MUMMIES OF THE WORLD: THE DREAM OF ETERNAL LIFE THE BLOCKBUSTER TRAVELING EXHIBITION COMMENCING IN 2010 ANNOUNCES MARKETING AND SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Boca Raton, Florida; April 23, 2009)


American Exhibitions, Inc., the United States tour exhibitor of Mummies of the World: The Dream of Eternal Life, the largest exhibition of mummies in the world, announced that it has entered into a marketing and sponsorship agreement with Joe Gold Marketing, Inc. headquartered in Boston.

“Joe Gold has consulted on the King Tut, Body Worlds, and Titanic traveling exhibitions, as well as Delta Airlines, Verizon, Wireless and UBS,” said Marcus W. Corwin, President of American Exhibitions, Inc. “As a leader in marketing traveling exhibitions, we are pleased to have Joe Gold join our team.”

Mummies of the World: The Dream of Eternal Life is the largest exhibition of mummies and artifacts from across the globe and the first of its kind in the United States. The exhibition, which melds science, culture and history while utilizing state-of-the-art scientific and forensic research, is expected to draw over two million visitors when it commences its limited United States tour in July 2010. American Exhibitions, Inc. has targeted the major cities of Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Houston and Minneapolis/St. Paul for the Mummies of the World: The Dream of Eternal Life tour.

“We encourage corporations, foundations and others to consider the many sponsorship opportunities that exist with Mummies of the World: The Dream of Eternal Life,” said Joe Gold, President of Joe Gold Marketing. “Whether it is brand recognition or charitable giving, we develop sponsorship programs to match and meet every sponsor's unique interests and initiatives.”

Dignified, reverent and scholarly, Mummies of the World: The Dream of Eternal Life is an extraordinary collection that brilliantly enhances our educational, scientific and cultural landscape, as mummification provides a window into the lives, history and cultures of every major region of the world.

“Never in history has there been such an important collection of mummies and artifacts,” said James Delay, Vice President of American Exhibitions, Inc. “The exhibition's sponsorship opportunities provide a window for charitable giving, support for school groups and educational initiatives, as well as increasing sponsor recognition and involvement with the major museums in the cities and communities they serve.”

Mummies of the World: The Dream of Eternal Life is presented by American Exhibitions, Inc. in association with the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, Mannheim, Germany. The exhibition is not merely a presentation of mummies; it originated from the scientific work of the German Mummy Project. The German Mummy Project is an international, multidisciplinary collaboration of specialists from 15 different institutes in 7 countries.

American Exhibitions, Inc. is a producer of museum-quality touring exhibitions for science centers and museums whose mission is to produce blockbuster exhibits that physically, intellectually and emotionally excite, educate and engage those who experience them. As a member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and the American Association of Museums (AAM), American Exhibitions, Inc. is one of the largest, privately-funded exhibitioners in the United States. The Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, an internationally-acclaimed complex in Mannheim, Germany, has been one of the major venues for exhibitions in Europe in the realms of archaeology and world cultures. With a collection that began in the early 1700's, the museums house over 1.2 million objects in its collection, comprising over 300,000 square feet of exhibition space.

Please visit www.mummiesoftheworld.com.

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DISCOVERY PLACE EXHIBIT DESIGN DIRECTOR WINS TRIP TO MUMMY CONGRESS IN ITALY



American Exhibitions, Inc., presenter of the travelling blockbuster exhibition "Mummies of The World: The Dream of Eternal Life", is pleased to announce the winner of its contest awarding an all-expense paid trip to Italy to attend the 2009 World Mummy Congress in Bolzano, Italy later this month.

Sarah EJ Macey, Director of Exhibition Design at Discovery Place in Charlotte, North Carolina was the grand prize winner in the contest which was held at the 2008 Association of Science & Technology Centers (ASTC) national convention in Philadelphia.

Sarah was overwhelmed and joyous to have won stating, "I cannot believe it! I feel so very lucky to have won, and I am excited to experience all that the Mummy Congress has to offer!" She was among a pool of hundreds of contest entrants from science centers, museums and allied professionals from around the globe.

The World Mummy Congress 2009 Conference titled "Mummies and Life Sciences" is presented by the EURAC Institute for Mummies and will be held March 19-21st in Bolzano, Italy. This multi-day scientific program brings world renowned archeologists, anthropologists and other professionals who will focus on biomedical science applications in mummy studies.

Mummies of the World: The Dream of Eternal Life, the largest exhibition of mummies and artifacts, will commence a limited three year engagement in major U.S. museums and science centers in 2010. Part of the exhibit will be on display at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, which is home to one of the world's most famous mummies, Otzi -The Iceman.

Never in history has there been such an important collection of mummies and artifacts. Dignified, reverent and scholarly, Mummies of the World: The Dream of Eternal Life melds science, culture and history, while utilizing state of the art scientific and forensic research.

Mummies of the World: The Dream of Eternal Life is presented in the United States by American Exhibitions, Inc. in association with the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museums, Mannheim, Germany.

American Exhibitions, Inc. is a producer of museum-quality touring exhibitions for science centers and museums whose mission is to produce blockbuster exhibits that physically, intellectually and emotionally excite, educate and engage those who experience them. As a member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and the American Association of Museums (AAM), American Exhibitions, Inc. is one of the largest, privately-funded exhibitioners in the United States. The Reiss-Engelhorn-Museums, an internationally-acclaimed complex in Mannheim, Germany, has been one of the major venues for exhibitions in Europe in the realms of archeology and world cultures. With a collection that began in the early 1700's, the museum houses over 1.2 million objects in its collection, comprising over 300,000 square feet of exhibition space.

Please visit www.americanexhibitions.com & www.mummiesoftheworld.com

For additional information on hosting this extraordinary exhibition please contact James Delay, Vice President of Exhibitions, at jdelay@americanexhibitions.com or call 561.482.2088.

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MUMMIES OF THE WORLD: THE DREAM OF ETERNAL LIFE, THE BLOCKBUSTER TRAVELING EXHIBIT OF 2010 ANNOUNCES ITS U.S. TOUR.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Boca Raton, Florida; January 27, 2009)

American Exhibitions, Inc., in association with the Reiss-Engelhorn Museum of Mannheim, Germany, announced that the blockbuster exhibit Mummies of the World: The Dream of Eternal Life, the largest traveling exhibition of mummies and artifacts, will tour science centers and museums in the United States for a limited three year tour commencing July 2010.

“Never in history has there been such an important collection of mummies and artifacts,” said Marcus W. Corwin, President and CEO of American Exhibitions, Inc. “This blockbuster exhibit is poised to bring record-breaking attendance to museums in its limited United States tour.”

Dignified, reverent and scholarly, this unique collection brilliantly enhances our educational, scientific and cultural landscape, as mummification provides a window into the lives, history and cultures of every major region of the world. “The largest mummy exhibition worldwide will include 70 human, animal and reptilian mummies gathered from the four corners of the world,” said Dr. Wilfried Rosendahl, Curator of the Reiss-Engelhorn Museum, Mannheim, Germany. “Visitors will embark on an exciting and historical journey around the globe, with mummies representing several continents and spanning thousands of years.”

Unlike exhibits which feature only Egyptian mummies, this remarkable and compelling exhibition demonstrates the different processes of mummification and serves to educate visitors as to their respective cultures. The collection includes ancient mummies and important artifacts from Asia, Oceania, South America and Europe, as well as ancient Egypt, and demonstrates how mummification can be a natural process; one which occurs in hot, dry desert sands, in eternal ice, in moors and bogs and even, amazingly, in dry cellars.

“Using state-of-the-art scientific and forensic research, the secrets of the mummies are now revealed. Sensational historic research crowns this impressive multi-media exhibition and affords a fascinating cultural and historical insight into people from ancient civilization,” said Dr. Heather Gill-Robinson, renowned anthropologist. “This exhibition offers a unique opportunity for Americans to learn about the lifestyle, health and culture of ancient people from around the world.”

Why do mummies of the ancient and modern worlds fascinate us so? “It is because every one of us shares a yearning for what has come before us,” said James Delay, Vice President of American Exhibitions, Inc. “Natural mummification is so rare and is what elevates this exhibition to an educational level unparalleled to the current scientific and museum arena.”

Mummies are the single direct archive to the human species, the study of which provides great information and data in the context of archaeology, anthropology and science. All mummies in the exhibition originate from established and respected European museum and university collections. The exhibition was prepared in accordance with all recommendations of the International Council of Museums' (ICOM) code of ethics. The exhibition is presented with respect and dignity, acknowledging the interests of the social, ethical and religious groups from which the mummies originate.

Mummies of the World: The Dream of Eternal Life is presented by American Exhibitions, Inc. in association with the Reiss-Engelhorn Museum, Mannheim, Germany. The exhibition is not merely a presentation of mummies; it originated from the scientific work of the German Mummy Project. The German Mummy Project is an international, multidisciplinary collaboration of specialists from 15 different institutes in 7 countries. The U.S. tour shall be limited to 7 markets for which museums in Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles and St. Louis have expressed interest. The tour dates and sponsors shall be announced shortly.

American Exhibitions, Inc. is a producer of museum-quality touring exhibitions for science centers and museums whose mission is to produce blockbuster exhibits that physically, intellectually and emotionally excite, educate and engage those who experience them. As a member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and the American Association of Museums (AAM), American Exhibitions, Inc. is one of the largest, privatelyfunded exhibitioners in the United States. The Reiss-Engelhorn Museum, an internationallyacclaimed complex in Mannheim, Germany, has been one of the major venues for exhibitions in Europe in the realms of archeology and world cultures. With a collection that began in the early 1700's, the museum houses over 1.2 million objects in its collection, comprising over 300,000 square feet of exhibition space.

Please visit www.mummiesoftheworld.com


ANNOUNCING MARKETING AND SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Boca Raton, Florida; April 23, 2009)

American Exhibitions, Inc., the United States tour exhibitor of Mummies of the World: The Dream of Eternal Life, the largest exhibition of mummies in the world, announced that it has entered into a marketing and sponsorship agreement with Joe Gold Marketing, Inc. headquartered in Boston. www.mummiesoftheworld.com

“Joe Gold has consulted on the King Tut, Body Worlds, and Titanic traveling exhibitions, as well as Delta Airlines, Verizon, Wireless and UBS,” said Marcus W. Corwin,...

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DISCOVERY PLACE EXHIBIT DESIGN DIRECTOR WINS TRIP TO MUMMY CONGRESS IN ITALY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Boca Raton, Florida; March 9th, 2009)

AmericanExhibitions, Inc., presenter of the travelling blockbuster exhibition “Mummies of The World: The Dream of Eternal Life”, is pleased to announce the winner of its contest awarding an all-expense paid trip to Italy to attend the 2009 World Mummy Congress in Bolzano, Italy later this month. Sarah EJ Macey, Director of Exhibition Design at Discovery Place in Charlotte, North Carolina was the grand prize winner in the contest which was held at the 2008 Association of Science - Technology Centers (ASTC) national convention in Philadelphia.

Sarah was overwhelmed and joyous to have won stating, “I cannot believe it! I feel so very lucky to have won, and I am excited...

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES RARE 19th CENTURY SICILIAN MUMMY TO APPEAR IN MUMMIES OF THE WORLD HE BLOCKBUSTER EXHIBIT OF 2010

American Exhibitions, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of a rare 19th Century Friar from the catacombs of the Capuchin Monastery in Palermo, Italy, which shall be included in its blockbuster traveling exhibit Mummies of the World: The Dream of Eternal Life.

The story of the Sicilian mummies reveals details of life and death centuries ago and is featured in the February 2009 issue of National Geographic. The issue beautifully illustrates the mystery, reverence and scientific relevance of the crypts and catacombs found within the villages of Italy. A picture of the rare 19th Century Friar, which is part of the blockbuster traveling exhibit Mummies of the World: The Dream of Eternal Life, is found on Page 131. The largest mummy exhibit worldwide, Mummies of the World is poised to bring record breaking attendance to science centers and museums in its limited United States tour, commencing Summer 2010.

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MUMMIES OF THE WORLD: THE DREAM OF ETERNAL LIFE,
THE BLOCKBUSTER TRAVELING EXHIBIT OF 2010
ANNOUNCES ITS U.S. TOUR.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Boca Raton, Florida; January 27, 2009)

American Exhibitions, Inc., in association with the Reiss-Engelhorn Museum of Mannheim, Germany, announced that the blockbuster exhibit Mummies of the World: The Dream of Eternal Life, the largest traveling exhibition of mummies and artifacts, will tour science centers and museums in the United States for a limited three year tour commencing July 2010.

“Never in history has there been such an important collection of mummies and artifacts,” said Marcus W. Corwin, President and CEO of American Exhibitions, Inc. “This blockbuster exhibit is poised to bring record-breaking attendance to museums in its limited United States tour.”

Dignified, reverent and scholarly, this unique collection brilliantly enhances our educational, scientific and cultural landscape, as mummification provides...

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