HMNS Egypt and Amazon


(c) Houston Museum of Natural Science

To RSVP, email Joseph Roberts at joseph@hcponline.org or call (713)-529-4755, ext.10 by 12:00pm Friday, November 13th.

HCP Capture Crawls are only open to HCP Members. Learn about becoming a member of HCP HERE.

Houston Museum of Natural Sciences: Out of the Amazon & Hall of Ancient Egypt

Sunday, November 15, 2015
5555 Hermann Park Drive
6:00 to 8:00pm
(You are invited to arrive early and hang out in the Grand Hall before the event. A food truck will be available on the patio from 5:00 until 7pm, so bring your appetites! The exhibit will be available for shooting promptly at 6:00pm.)

Join us on a joint outing with the HMNS Pixel Party crew as we explore the newly opened Out of the Amazon: Life on the River and the renowned Hall of Ancient Egypt (now with many recently added new objects). Plus, get an opportunity to see their newest photography exhibit, Wide Angle: The World Through My Eyes by Sam Gainer.

Out of the Amazon: Life on the River encompasses HMNS' unparalleled Amazonia collection. Priceless pieces of the collection—ceremonial objects, masks, body costumes, headdresses and more—are showcased in the new special exhibition. Sharing the story of thirteen tribes, spectacular feather art and other rare artifacts are complimented by photographs, videos and animals that live side by side with these indigenous communities. Visitors are offered a glimpse of everyday life, as well as the spiritual beliefs and customs, among the rapidly disappearing indigenous groups of the Amazon Rainforest.

Ever since the late 18th century, the Western world has been exploring Egypt. Hall of Ancient Egypt will present artifacts collected during these early days of investigations, and will also compare old-style archaeology with 21st-century approaches, such as using satellite imagery and remote sensing to locate and map ancient settlements. The Museum’s own mummy, Ankh Hap, has been moved to his new surroundings.The themes of writing, religion, natural resources and—of course—mummification will be explored in this new permanent exhibition hall.

A note about photography in the HMNS:
Please help preserve the collections by NOT USING FLASH when taking pictures. Exposure to strong lights over time causes fading and deterioration of most artifacts and specimens. Flash photography is only allowed in the Grand Hall.

Selfie sticks are not allowed anywhere in HMNS.

Lighting is low in the exhibit, and there are some small objects, so you may want to bring the following if available:
- macro lens
- tripod / monopod
- consider wearing dark colored clothes to avoid unwanted glare from glass cases

RSVP: please email Joseph Roberts or call 713.529.4755 ext.10 by 12:00pm Friday, November 13th. A final update email will be sent later that afternoon to those who have RSVP'd.

As a reminder, Capture Crawl events are available to members only. There will be no admission for family or friends.

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