New Exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum

By on January 31, 2014

Behind the scenes of the upcoming ancient civilizations exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum

Last year while roaming the mysterious caverns of the Milwaukee Public Museum, we noticed a full-size taxidermy camel locked away in a dark hallway. What was it doing in there? What were we missing?

It turns out we weren’t missing anything. The camel (pictured in the link) is part of a permanent exhibit under construction that will explore ancient civilizations with reconstructions of temples, Persian soldiers, recreations of priceless Egyptian treasures and King Tut. Check out some behind-the-scenes photos of the project right here.

Milwaukee’s museum is significant as Carl Akeley, the father of modern taxidermy, created the world’s first habitat diorama there in 1890.

The new ancient civilizations exhibit opens in 2015.

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    April 22, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    This is the old Temples, Tales and Tombs exhibit that was removed to make room for traveling exhibits. I miss it!

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